As many of you know, I like to go hunting for vintage or upcyle type pieces quite frequently. After cleaning out our basement storage rooms at the completion of the renovation, I vowed I wouldn’t bring home any more fix-me-up pieces until I had dealt with the ones I already had stockpiled. I’m like the addict who starts to make excuses or hide things so her dirty little secret isn’t found out!
Instead of quitting cold turkey, I decided instead that nothing would come home with me if I didn’t have a plan for it within the next few months. That criteria has paid off and my “collection” has been able to stay within the manageable and “safe” range. (Okay that still sounds a little crazy coming from someone who helps people de-clutter and organize their homes for a living!)
Since the basement purge, I have found a few treasures in my shopping adventures I just couldn’t leave behind. I started collecting milk glass (authentic and reproduction) a while ago and love how it all looks together. Pieces I picked up have ranged anywhere from $.25 to $4. Eventually I’d like to display them on an open shelf in our kitchen.