since retiring I have re-evaluated my focus.
It's gone from "more is better" to "less is more better!"
Please excuse the bad grammar.
I phrased it this way because I overheard a young man ask his father....
"Dad did you know that Spiderman is more stronger than Superman?"
It is very therapeutic cleaning out the clutter, washing and tidying up cupboards and drawers...
rearranging the storage space and rediscovering what treasures we own are not currently being used in our home.
The question is do we keep it or get rid of it?
Lovely daughter and I have rented a shelf in a case at the local antique mall on Fort Street.
We are selling jewelry, silverware, mid century modern teak, and art glass.
I have a few gorgeous china cups and saucers that I am going to take in soon.
Someone commented recently that silver was on it's way out...
I love silver and keep ours polished...many prefer it tarnished for the Shabby Chic look.
If it is on the way out it is a great time to invest in a few pieces as the prices will be low...
This clay raven plaque has a First Nations feel to it...
it is rather naive and simple but that's what drew me to it.
It is an unusal piece and most probably unique.
Our local village shop Surroundings stocks a mix of old and new.
I cannot pass by without stopping in to see the owner.
She carries such wonderful things...
I try not to "get carried away" when I peruse her shop.
It was a blustery wet and rainy day...
one for gumboots and a brolly.
I popped into visit Kristiane after I walked through the muddy puddles of Beacon Hill Park.
I've known K for years and have bought quite a few things from her shop.
We always chat and exchange pleasantries when we see each other...
she's a lovely woman.
Spring is coming early to the Pacific Northwest...
we've had a very mild winter and unless we get a dump of snow the gardens will be a riot of colour very soon.
As an antidote to the gloomy grey skies I bought a cheap and cheerful primula...
I could have bought a carload but I am trying to be sensible and save money for Euros.
I browsed the flower market...
and thought that the cats would love to munch on these tulips!
Mr. HB and I have sent several beautiful bouquets and a lovely orchid from Thorn and Thistle to friends and family who have been ill or hospitalized after major surgery.
In times like these my way of helping is to send cards, flowers and take food.
I hope that you are enjoying better weather and that you are in the best of health.
"If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want."
~ Elbert Hubbard ~