I've been enjoying the new Ali Edwards Story stamps and kits. This month's theme is Gatherings and I've really been embracing the words and trying to tell some stories that pertain to the theme. So here goes.
Thrifting. Gathering. I come by it honestly. My mom was and still is the biggest garage saler you will ever meet. My siblings also love antiques, auctions and picking. For me, I love a good thrift store or flea market. There's no pressure and you can wander around and linger as long as you like. I can spend several hours in just one store. Case in point last Friday. It had been a long week of helping out with a school event and I was around a lot of people. I'm so used to being by myself every day just hanging out with Charlie in my home. It gets to me. Not that I don't like to be around people but home is best. It's quiet and I can be one with my thoughts.
About once a month I do get the itch to go junkin'. Part of it is the thrill of finding something good. Something old, something that calls my name, something that evokes a memory, something that connects me to my past. These red, white and blue bowls were speaking to me today. I guess I have an old kindred soul because they instantly made me picture a farm wife in her little white house, mixing up a dinner or putting a ball of bread dough on the window sill to rise.