Friday, May 2, 2014

so lucky

Today I had off, having hit a 40 hour+ work week last evening.
I had the day ahead of me with a citywide sale in nearby Strum.
Coffee in hand, cash in my pocket and raincoat on, I was out the door just before 8.

My pulse quickened as I neared my turn and saw the first thrift sale sign...
a familiar garage that is always my first stop.  Filled with tables of vintage goodness,
I walked the space several times, sharing stories with the home owner as if we had not weathered a whole year~~but had just seen each other the day before.  My favorite find, a vintage child's bluebird dish for a quarter!  I collect these dishes, one by one, wherever they find  me!   I felt lucky!


My next stop was another familiar garage, folks that have supported me and my Barn Sale over the years.  They welcomed me with sweet hugs, and asked after my health.  Such dear dear people.  I felt lucky!

Several stops later, my blue Ford Focus was filled to the brim: vintage feedsack fabric, a sun dial, sweet china~including Lemoges from France, worn garden tools, an early child's whicker rocker....
My first citywide was less than ten stops, but was successful.  Indeed I was lucky!

Home to see Dave off for opening day of fishing, an hour of picking up sticks in the yard with the help of three kittens, a bit of time in the hayloft and then a rainy afternoon with popcorn and a movie. 
Lucky!

And if things could not get any better, a letter arrives from Nan, who has blessed me with a thoughtful handmade card EVERY week since the year began.  In the letter was a story from Michael Perry's newest book of essays, From The Top.  My eyes got "all shiny" as I read it.  I am lucky!

On this rainy, dreary day, with hair humidified, I awoke with a choice.  Today I choose to count my blessings and remind myself how fortunate I am.  Lucky indeed!

9 comments:

mary scott said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me! Happy to read of all your LUCKY finds! They certainly went to a good home.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! I am on the hunt for those sweet bluebirds...

NanaDiana said...

You ARE lucky and I LOVE that little dish!!! What a fun day you had! xo Diana

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Kari, your finds are fantastic. Love the trill of the hunt. I also love those Bluebird dishes, have only one, hard to find, Blessings Francine.

Julia said...

Que bonito post, me he paseado por tu bloc y me ha encantado, te invito a ver el mio, estamos celebrando el dia de la madre, y si te gusta y no eres seguidora espero que te hagas ahora, gracias por visitarme. FELIZ DIA DE LA MADRE💐Elracodeldetall.blogspot.com

Vintage Home said...

wow sounds like your sale finds are wonderful! I love the idea of a city wide sale!

You are an inspiration and a sweet lady!

Thanks for being part of the count your many blessings group!

Vintage Home said...

p.s. your STEIFF collection is amazing!

kimmykats said...

Big smile here as I read....what a beautiful day! Your helpers...I need a kitten hug!!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Mornin' Kari
Sounds like a wonderful day!!!
Love the little bluebird dish ~ I'll have to keep my eyes open when I'm treasure hunting.
Happy Mothers Day!
Prim Blessings
Robin

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