I took my son to the doctor yesterday afternoon and on our way home he indulged me by allowing me to stop at one of my favorite thrift stores. It was late in the afternoon, 4:00 to be exact, so I wasn't expecting to find much of anything. I was almost out the door when I happened to glance down at a basket on the floor tucked beneath a shelf. Lo and behold, it was full to the brim with the most fantastic array of ribbon. I pulled them out one by one thrilled to discover that each one was even more beautiful than the next. I couldn't help but wonder who had donated their gorgeous collection of ribbon and why? I placed them all, one by one, on the counter and told the young lady that I'd be right back; I had to run to the car to fetch my purse. As I approached the car I couldn't help myself and began to jump up and down while explaining to my bemused son how I had just had a major score! He just looked up from his book and smiled that smile that I love so much. It left me wondering what he will tell his future children about me one day.
Do any of you covet ribbon?
My friend Barbara, of Daisy's Mercantile, refers to her ribbon obsession as her "personal porn" and fortunately has a shop where she can indulge herself!
I am a passionate treasure huntress addicted to "the thrill of the hunt." I pride myself on finding unique items and have spent a lifetime collecting unusual and interesting "treasures" which I have used in decorating our home. I shop with an eye for design and look for pieces that I like to call the "jewelry" of the room. Those pieces that have been around accumulating energy thereby bringing life into a space by telling its story or evoking a memory. The allure is found in the details of its journey... condition, provenance and patina. Our collected "treasures" tell the story of who we are. Billy Baldwin said it best, "Decorating is never successful unless it is personal." My treasures are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop and on my companion blog, Shop La Dolfina. The links can be accessed from my sidebar.
"All of life is about energy. It's about the energy that you're putting out; energy that you're drawing to yourself, every day, based on the way you think about your life & the actions that you take. Everybody is an energy field. And because of your attitude, your thinking, your actions; who you choose to be in the world, forms your own field. You are drawing into your field people who are like you... to remind you, to show you, to reflect back to you- who you are. Believe that or not, that is what is happening all the time... and it does not require your belief. It just is. It. Just. Is." -Oprah