Are you crazy like me? Do you love antiques? What is my deal with old stuff? Maybe it’s because I stayed with my grandparents and great-grandparents a lot as a child. I love home decor that tells a story. That is the reason that antiques + me = rapid heartbeat.
When I was still in high school, I had my very first job. I worked at a title company. I also worked with the owner’s mother. We called her Old Mum. That was what her grandkids called her so…we all did too. She and I became dear friends. (Are we seeing a pattern here?) Anyway, Old Mum and I would go to the antique mall on our lunch hour or just for a break now and then. I love the way that she described antiques that had little spots or blemishes. She said that they were “well loved.” I have adopted that term myself.
My step-mom gave me a delightful gift for my birthday. A vintage feed sack. It was her great-grandmother’s. Isn’t that wonderful!? I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with it yet. For now I just gaze at it and pet it. lol! She and my mom both suggested framing it. That would be really neat. Our pastor’s wife suggested draping it over a curtain rod. I had thought of that too. All of my mothers…and their wisdom. 😉
I hope that you get to do a bit of junking this week, if you love that sort of thing. I also hope that you slow down, look around, and realize that the love of God is so big…that we can never fathom just how much that He really loves us.