So… today was one of those days for me.
I didn’t intend to “attack” my (what some might say) junk closet, but I was looking for something, and one thing led to another.
I sorted, touched, admired, considered these treasures I’ve gathered- and almost everything I looked at was returned – in a somewhat more organized manner – behind the small closet-like doors of the antique buffet in our dining room.
All of these treasures are simple, but I feel certain any child coming across them, during some rainy day (kind of like me this afternoon) will be charmed – and ready to imagine the rest of the day away.
And who would think – in this beautiful old buffet – one would find such treasures?
And how did they come to be? One little treasure after another – tossed into this fantasy closet and quickly shut up before Tootsie got a chance to snatch a treasure for herself.
As other people build bank accounts (sorry!), or save family heirlooms for their grandchildren, I have tended a hideaway of small items to tickle any child’s imagination.
I know … I know – it’s all about simplicity now – and I totally believe in simplicity. I admire minimalists and – I actually do get rid of stuff we don’t need.
But these small treasures – no, not yet.