I see the light! Or, I will see the light…

Recently, I came across a sentence in one of those de-cluttering blogs which really related.

If you don’t like the item, but don’t know what you would like better, make a note of it and keep your eyes out for a replacement.

That message I think was made for me. Maybe for you too?

You see, I don’t really need another table lamp. I mean, I have one and it’s the right height and all, and I already own it, so why would I buy another?

The problem is, I don’t really like the lamp I have next to that chair. I just don’t know what I’d like better.

Sound familiar?

What a perfect excuse to stop at every resale shop I pass.

Because, although I sdon’t know what I’d like better than the lamp I have now, there may be, lurking in the corner of some thrift or consignment shop, my heart’s desire…

What wounderful lamp is waiting for me in what wonderful resale shop?

I don’t know what I want… but I’ll know it when I see it.

even if right now, I don’t know what that lamp is gonna look like. But somewhere, in some wonderful little shop, my lamp awaits…

 

Gardens Love Resale Too….

It’s time to start thinking of your garden: decorating it is the best fun (way more fun than digging in the dirt which is where the worms live…)

and of course, HowToConsign has some ideas for you!

For example, some DIY hobby ideas with resale goods that are pretty enough to gift your hostess with:

Outfit your yard with a potting bench/ garden control center for $25 or so plus some paint…

Use your consignment shop finds as a frame/ support to make those vines look FAB:

And here, if your plants are tired and need a place to sit down:

Of course, just THINKING about planting all that makes YOU want to sit a spell…

How have YOU used your resale shop finds to make your landscape unique?

Collecting: More fun than… just about anything!

What do you collect? Whether it’s art pottery or souvenir spoons, collecting can be a way to have fun, make family memories, or even invest in the antiques of the future!

Choosing what to collect can be as simple as looking around your home. What gives you a warm feeling every time you see it? Maybe it’s your vintage wooden chairs gathered around your kitchen table, or perhaps you love the botanical prints on your family room wall.

Don’t be afraid to mix the whimsical with the good. Who says it has to all be collector’s items? An appealing addition found at a rummage sale can enhance and extend your collection.

Display your items in cycles. Choose a favorite piece to highlight monthly. You’ll enjoy your selections more when pieces are rearranged periodically.

What do you collect? Or what would you LIKE to?  Your friendly local resale or consignment shopkeeper will be happy to keep an eye out and call you when something likely comes in. Who knows:

The shop might even run across something you’ve wanted for years!

See hundreds of wonderful collecting ideas on the HowToConsign Pinterest boards.