Sunday, January 23, 2011
how to be rich [flea market finds]
Wander through the house and find a big bagload of perfectly good things that we don't need, without even trying...
Listen with delight as a young child's mantra changes (at least temporarily) from "I want" to "I could give this away"...
After dropping off the bag, step into the op shop (well, we all knew that was going to happen... and in fact I visited more than one...), but for once, show restraint - putting back the lovely things that we just don't need and don't have space for.
Look admiring at the things that did make it home (well, we all knew that would happen too...), all useful, beautiful and well priced.
Enjoy converting the money saved into donations for people who need it - here, here, and places like here too, because people have endured natural disasters all over the world. Enjoy the fun of using many of those donations as entries in one of the amazing giveaways / auctions taking place right now thanks to the wonderful people in the blogging community.
Yep, feeling pretty rich today. Hope you're feeling rich in your own way too.
For more flea market finds, visit Sophie (who is most certainly among the wonderful people - all proceeds from her shop this January are being donated to the flood appeal, and she's also holding a Thrifting Love giveaway!).