Thursday, June 29, 2017

For the Love of Vintage

Bonjour et Bienvenue `a My Little Paris


I was flipping through face book the other day, and came across an article that caught my eye. I can't remember who it was written by ......but the content has been on my mind since I read it. At first I thought it was going to give helpful hints about what to do about mom and dad's old "stuff" when they were  downsizing, or sadly, when they have passed. I was hoping that it would advise giving the "stuff" to a creative individual that had perhaps opened a boutique offering said treasures to the public..........but alas........no. 

What it stated instead, was that no one wants this "stuff". NO one! Not the auction places or antique stores, not the "boomers" who are the children of said parents, who are, in fact, trying to dispose of their own "stuff" ...........and certainly not Gen X..........the offspring of the boomers.....who don't want to be weighed down, who are transient and more interested in being able to "do" instead of to "have."

Of course, reading this made me sad because I really do love old things........but I'm being faced with a "stuff" dilemma of my own. When we move out to the cottage on the farm, I'm going to have to downsize considerably.........as in I have to get rid of a whole lot of "stuff". Our living space here, is three times the size that we'll have at the cottage, and while I'm looking forward to things being simpler.......I know that I'm still going to want my books, dishes and linens where I can see them and use them everyday. The trick is to figure out which are going to be really used and which are not..........and, what to do with both lol. 



 I've noticed in the boutique, that it's the new merchandise that's selling........not the vintage......and it makes me "sigh".........and it makes me thankful that I can do what I want. That while the world spins........and travels........and eats take out, I can and will continue to read real books, eat on real china and love, love, love my vintage......................

As Always.................. 
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