Decorating is endless.
Cooking never ends.
Gardens are always changing.
And best of all shopping goes on and on!

Hence the name,
Open Ended!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What are you still holding on to?

As promised, I took a look around my house
and found only a few pieces that I just never get tired of.
They don't necessarily have sentimental value
and yet I still keep them.
I should give you a little history about myself, to help you understand
how big a deal it is that I still have these things.

We lived in our last house for roughly fifteen years.
Most of the raising of our kids happened in this house.

It was home!

Then they all started leaving the nest so we decide it was time for us to make a change.
New house, new town!
We ordered a dumpster and we cleaned house.
And I mean we seriously cleaned house.
Some of the things I had long treasured went to the kids
(even if they didn't want them.)
But only a very few things went with us.
And even as I was taking pictures of them
I am not quite sure why I can't seem to part with them.
I am not sure what these few things say about me!

I love wooden boxes and have purchased many of them over the years.
This is the only one that made the move.
It was always my favorite!

I think this old milk can came from my mom's house.
It's kind of beat up but I always find a place for it.

Oh, have I mentioned that I love copper.
The bucket in the top picture and the two pieces in the bottom photo
have been in almost every home I have lived in.
I have since purchased several more pieces.
Please tell me copper never goes out of style!

If you look closely you will see an onion basket on the right.
I received this little beauty as a shower gift about 29 yrs. ago.
I have changed the cloth napkins inside of it many times to
match the decor of what ever kitchen I had.
But I have always used it for onions.
I guess I just couldn't find a better place to store them!!

I am almost afraid to show this last one.
For fear my mom might ask for it back.
This baby has been around for a long, long time.
It's a cute little table with wonderful legs. And it's a great size.

So there you have it. The things I keep { for some strange reason.}
If you get a chance. walk around your home and see what you have.
And if you haven't had a place of your own for very long,
take a good look around.
Because, chances are there are things that you will
still be holding on to 30 yrs. from now.