Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Runaways

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It tickles me to think about the journey

treasures in my home made

to reach my doorstep.


It was not an easy trip.



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It is almost like a band of

runaways-

jammed in boxes, Goodwill pallets,

flea market crates,

all with mysterious beginnings,

somehow
reaching my line of vision.


How is that possible?


I have no idea, but I don’t

know of anything that is more fun

or a more

simple pleasure.

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Regardless of the

run of hard luck or disinterest

these abandoned treasures seem to

represent,

 

I see their beauty.

 

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In fact,

I have so many treasures in the back

of my truck right now,

they jingle, clink,

and clank

every time I put on the brakes.

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I am linking to the wonderful Dayle’s

Simple Pleasures

at

A Little of This and That.

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32 comments:

texwisgirl said...

That was really a lovely post! Your words paid tribute to your wonderful treasures! Had to laugh at the rolling around in the truck, though!

Rebecca said...

What a precious post! I just LOVE THE WAY YOU WRITE! Still waiting for that book!

xoRebecca

NanaDiana said...

I love how all things seem to come together for us..an unexpected treasure unearthed, a sweet little something that we found, part of someone's dream that has been discarded...adopted by us and renewed. We are treasure hunters and collectors, and dreamers...a few old souls thrown together by happenstance..and here we are...blogging and smiling at each other's "finds". I love yours- You did good! Hugs-Diana

Pondside said...

That was sweet. I sometimes think of my place like that - a whole lot of orphans from around the continent and wherever we were posted. Nothing matches but it all somehow goes together.

Angel Wings and Apron Strings... said...

How lovely!
You have some beautiful treasures there :-)
blessings..Trish

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks like all of these pieces have found a wonderful home!

XO,
Jane

Barb said...

I too love to rescue other peoples cast offs -- especially the (sometimes strange) pottery things made by kids at school.
God bless
Barb from Australia

Theresa said...

I love bringing home treasures like these! I almost always have something knocking around in the back of my car:) It is just like a treasure hunt to me and I love finding treasures! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Dorie said...

Wonderful treasures. As a child, I was taught the value of others discards...some Saturdays were spent at flea markets and yard sales finding useful treasures to make our home more beautiful.

Southern Gal said...

Oh, how I wish I put more time into thrifting. Maybe one day. Gorgeous finds.

Christine said...

You make thrifting sound so romantic. Never looked at it from you point of view. I like it!

Deb said...

finding old treasures is the best thing ever....love your way of thinking Laura..

sarah said...

your words....create images in my head...love your treasures and your feelings about them

Karen said...

Miss Laura,
"White Spray Paint" is looking mighty fine!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Beautiful simple pleasures...makes the saying "one man's trash is another man's tresure"

Debbie said...

This was great. I loved seeing the treasures while reading your thoughts about their journeys. I had never thought about it before, and I thought it was so neat the way you wrote it.

Wouldn't that be a cute idea for a children's book?

Kay K said...

You have some great looking treasures !!! Love the chair . Thanks for sharing

Shelia said...

Oh, I just love your post! Love your story telling and seeing some of your pretties! :) Now go out and trudge through the snow and bring those other pretties inside.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Marigene said...

Beautiful transferware and pink stems, Laura.

Tisabelle said...

Laura, Your posts are always so lovely, but might I just say that lately...YOU ARE ON AN ARTISTIC ROLL!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Such a lovley post and such a great way to speak about your treasures...you have some beautiful things; so pretty. And, thank you for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment.

Linda said...

Those are the best kind of treasures! How beautiful. :)

CHERI said...

You have a way of making the simplest thing look so beautiful.

Brenda Kula said...

You are positively inspired these days! Your writing is so fluid and beautiful.
Brenda

Lea said...

Yes, no matter where they came from, if we enjoy them and they bring uw pleasure, they are indeed a treasure. Love the pictures of some of your treasures! Beautiful!

Patty@sewingseeds said...

You know, I often think these things I fancy as vintage where somebody elses rejects...Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. Thrifting is such a wonderful simple pleasure.

Canadagirl said...

What neat treasure you have found. Yes, what one may give up will be such a wonderful addition to add to the previous treasure trove. And I too had to giggle at the thought of them clinking in the back seat waiting to be added to the other treasures.

Blessings in Him<><
-Mary

smo marketing said...

Great designs with a classic touch of treasure
keep posting

Dayle said...

Laura, you speak as a true kindred spirit. I love old treasures. They are the best.

Evelyn S. said...

I think you must visit a lot of tag sales...yard sales...estate sales...and second-hand shops! How delightful!

Ms.Daisy said...

Laura,
I have always treasured things from the past. I like to picture where they may have been used and by whom. I especially like the things I've been given by my grandmothers because I've seen where they were used and how lovingly they were cared for.

~Jean

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