Mr. Tide was kind enough to bring in a few of the holiday tubs from the garage yesterday and I began looking through them this morning to see what my decorating theme would be this year. Because I'm so changeable, I like to switch things up from year to year, using different colors, or whatever strikes my fancy.
This year, because I've been so busy of late, I was kind of floundering as to which way I should go, especially in my living room and dining room. But when I opened one of the bins, I was pleasantly surprised at what I found.
When our son moved out and into the rental property he is sharing with his sister, I came across some old Christmas ornaments in the garage that had belonged to the previous owner...our 100+ year old neighbor George. His son and daughter in law were getting rid of the items they no longer wanted or needed and so I poked around to see what I could buy before they took things to the donation place in town.
I ended up purchasing a wonderful old typewriter that George had used during his adventures in India and the other wonderful places he called home during his very full life. The typewriter now sits in the big black cabinet in my dining room, along with a collection of vintage cameras. Some day I will take a few photos of that cabinet to share with all of you.