My father-in-law generously replaced the old light fixture (first photo) in our entryway with this beautiful tole hydrangea chandelier (second photo). I bought the chandelier from The Plum Tree Antiques in McDonough, GA, way back in July. I saw the fixture posted on their website and emailed the owner, Cindy, to see if was available. It was and she agreed to ship it to me. Check out her blog for great items in her newly opened "Christmas Room".
I was surprised to receive a package at work a few weeks back. I wasn't expecting anything and I thought maybe it was a textbook or equipment of some sort. Boy, was I wrong! It was a sweet, generous gift from my brother! It was a whole set of Lemongrass Spa products...Coconut Lime Vanilla scent. Thanks, bro!
I recently received the lamp below. It shines on whatever artwork you place in it. In the frame is one of my favorite photos. It is of my grandma when she was on her honeymoon. Paired with a reading lamp with the same bronze finish and the centerpiece from a wedding, the guest room is ready for company!
Another favorite gift was from the hubs was a whole day of garage sale-ing and estate sale-ing together! Thanks, honey! :) It was so much fun!!!!
QUESTION OF THE DAY
I find that junking in its various forms provides lots of ways to bond with family. For example, I am able to share various aspects of junking and flea marketing with my spouse, parents, in-laws, grandparents, and siblings. I know others who get their kids involved in the fun.
Do any of your family relationships benefit from your interest in junking, flea markets, antiquing, and/or garage sales? If so, which relationships (kids, spouses, grandparents, etc.)? In what way do you/they benefit?