Wednesday, March 3, 2010

buck up, dig in, and start sorting.

Downsizing and simplifying have become economic chic in the last 2 to 3 years. It seems to be reversing a trend that began in the depression. Boomers are struggling to wade through and sort out not only their own stuff but cleaning out grandma's place too. I've been dragging arthur, kicking and screaming, along with me through this process for the last 2 years.
However in spite of arthur, I found Aunt Mabel again. She is that fabulously crazy great aunt that lived on sequins and champagne and left me an amazing array of rhinestone and beaded jewelry. Pictured above is a brooch she left me, what do you think? I believe "statement" jewelry is back! So buck up, dig in, and start sorting. Your "Aunt Mabel" is waiting to be rediscovered...
Screw you arthur, because of Aunt Mabel today's an 8 :)


SogniSorrisi said...

Great brooch! Every once in awhile I like to go through my stuff and when I find things I forgot I had its like winning the lottery!

Pinecone Camp said...

Hello from Vancouver!
I'm really enjoying reading your blog!
Love this brooch. I had a great Auntie Georgia who was always sparkly, had a red (not her natural colour) pixie cut and wore lots of yellow. My sisters and I adored rooting through her "stuff". I wish I still had some of that stuff.
Back to more of your posts.