- centre of the home
- host to the gourmet
- equipped for preparing meals
- culinary department, cuisine
I’ve started an e-bay store – thought I’d share my new adventure with all of you – I called the store “Simple Treasures” because it defines what I’m selling. It’s a family store as my children help me find products so each item represents all of our interest. I only have a few things listed but will continue to list on a monthly basis. Simple Treasures will have vintage pictures, art, vintage clothing, sports items and more. Simple Treasures – the name says it all!
Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood. ~Gandhi, Non-violence in Peace and War, 1948
Several years ago while visiting Fort Stevens, Astoria, Oregon – we stumbled upon a mini civil war reenactment. The big reenactment weekend is in September and you’re lucky if you can find a place to stay that weekend. It was interesting and the boys loved it, but the whole war thing just leaves me shaking my head. At the front of the gift store there is a memorial rose garden; replenished my spirit after all that war talk.
I enjoy thrifting but have to admit that it’s hard for me to see beyond what I’m seeing. There are people out there who can look at a piece of junk furniture or an item like a sheet and design something fabulous. Not me – the sheet stays the sheet and the junk furniture stays the junk furniture. But I admire people who possess the kind of talent that can create something from nothing. I follow a blog called “Life as a thrifter” and this lady does some pretty amazing things with junk or forgotten items. When the boys were young, like all children, they loved to hide and pretend they were away at a camp or in a fort. I remember using an old sheet and moving a table to the middle of the room and draping the sheet over the table so the boys could create a fort under the table. Kept them busy for hours, they played lego under the table, they read books under the table and they also made the fort home base for hide and seek. Now I thought I was pretty imaginative but take a look what “life as a thrifter” did with a sheet to make a fort – can’t believe I never thought of this one because the damn sheet would never stay on the table and being me I duct taped the sheet to stay in place, which only lasted so long! All pictures are from life as a thrifter as I don’t possess the kind of talent to take these pictures!
“Life as a thrifter” check it out. My boys are too old now for this amazing fort but for those of you who still have young children what a treat…