However, my resistance has held.
In my current frame of mind, I believe the next best thing to buying vintage goodies, is photographing vintage goodies. Actually, it's not the next best thing, it's the better thing. It's better to take pictures than to buy. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I have a birdcage collection. I love my birdcage collection. My collection does not include a black birdcage.
Nor does it include a cute little bird.
In keeping with the bird theme, how about this little cutie?
Back in the day, I wouldn't have thought twice about picking this up. Four dollars. Adorable. However, it would have ended up in a drawer, and that's precisely what I'm trying to avoid.
But it's so cute.
And four dollars.
The road to good intentions apparently shouldn't go past the antique store.
I drool over this little thing every time I stop in. I'm not even sure what it is. I'm thinking cookie jar. It's not really my style, but for some reason I just love it.
And hats. I have a hat collection, and I couldn't bring myself to get rid of it in the purge. This one is kind of funky, but the flowers on it are beautiful.
And a child's hat. Too cute.
The icing on my little window shopping trip was this beauty.
All these things were tempting, some more than others. But it actually feels good to have a little self control. This way, when something really special comes along, it will be just that. Special.
Hopefully, sometime in the next week or two, I will have the purge pretty much wrapped up. I can't wait to share how it's gone. It's fun to collect things. Really fun. But it's been pretty fun getting rid of my stuff too.
So, how about you? What calls your name when you're out and about? Name your kryptonite...vintage or otherwise.