I would rather just stick with my brand new stuff and look for wonderful, beautiful new stuff that just looks old. I will try to be more resourceful in other ways, just not with Great Aunt Edna's toilet seat.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Don't ask me to go to Goodwill, a garage sale or antique store
I have a very strange phobia. I'm grossed out/bothered by old, used things. I think it started with my mom, sister and more recently my friend Candice dragging me to garage sales and flea markets. I don't like the idea of buying items that belonged to other people. I don't like the smell some of the items have.....old, musty, yucky! I'm weird, I know. I can't even handle the old files we have in our office. I try and refuse to touch them, but I guess somewhere in my job description it says, "must handle old, musty files." So after viewing some crafting blogs, I see that they use a lot of "vintage" aka: old items. Cute stuff! Wonderful objects! Yesterday, I thought I would overcome my fear and go to the Goodwill to find my very own treasures to craft with. I walked in, took one lap around the store, touched one book very briefly and walked out! I couldn't handle it! They had a toilet seat for sale. Who donates a toilet seat? Vicki said I made the first step and maybe it would be better if I tried an antique store before I venture to a thrift store. I think she's going to put me on a 12 step program for my "old stuff" phobia.