It's the (really) little things
Often it's the little things that give us a spring in our step.
Like how light and bouncy your hair feels right after a hair cut.
The smell of your kitchen when you've had a roast cooking all day.
Sliding into fresh sheets.
Finding a big plastic bag of colorful thingies labeled "Vintage Dollhouse Furniture $5" stuck way back on a bottom shelf at the thrift store...oh, happy day!
OK, maybe not everyone gets as excited as I do with a find like this...but c'mon...its a mystery bag! There could be anything in there!
Luckily for me, I know people who get as excited as I do about this kind of thing. When I got home, I called my friend Linda - who is also an Etsy seller and avid vintage hunter - to tell her what I'd found. I'd barely finished saying I would wait to open it if she wanted to come over, when I realized she'd already hung up and was on her way.
This pile of goodies reminded me of the giant bag of magnets I found at a yard sale, and my husband made fun of me for getting, until he realized I could turn that $1 bag into a $100 bag...kind of like magic. Blog about my anniversary and a bag of magnets.
As soon as Linda showed up, we sat down on the couch and stared reverently at the bag for a moment...and then we dug in.
Once we'd weeded out some broken pieces, bottle caps and a wooden block, we got down to putting together tiny furniture sets, reuniting a Fischer Price family, and placing little-bitty lids on little-bitty
One of the best finds was this orange mid-century looking credenza, dresser and chairs.
One of the creepier ones was this tiny doll.
I knew my aunt would share our excitement - she's got vision too - so I texted her a picture of my colorful pile of treasures. She immediately focused on this little girl holding a plate.
"What's the white girl about? What's she doing?"
There was much speculation back and forth. Then...
"I would like to borrow her. I can get her right back to you."
As if I had some urgent necessity for this 1-inch tall plastic child.
I'm not sure why my aunt likes her so much, but I'm going to be super-generous and give it to her.
I do believe my return on this bag will be even better than on the bag of magnets - the Fischer Price family alone should quadruple my investment - and I wish I could say that's why I was so excited by my find...that would be grown-up and fiscally responsible of me...but it was really more about the mystery of the bag and the possibility of the surprises inside.