Why on earth do we save so many things? And why do so many of us offer free storage facilities to grown up kids who have their own apartments or homes? I am holding onto a very delightful collection of vintage monkey collectibles which were destined to go back to my daughter's home when she had a big enough place. She has moved several times and each place gets bigger and bigger, yet the monkeys are still hanging out in one of my upstair bedroom closets.
Saving Chewed Up Baby Pacifers
symbol LOL really applies. Who am I kidding? There is no way, my kids will want to allow their babies to mingle with baby stuff that hasn't seen fresh air in three decades or more.
Ready To Junk The Junk....Maybe
I thought about unpacking these boxes of baby memories and perhaps creating a Mixed Media baby art project assemblage or wall decor something or another. Yeah...right. Those boxes of baby things aren't going anywhere until I am ready to let go of them. O.K. I'M READY!
Readers, what's in your closets?
Monkey image courtesy of http://www.etsy.com/listing/70528175/vintage-knickerbocker-curious-george
Rattle photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/socal72girl/7117585807/
Stacking toy from http://daydreamlabs.com/user/22021583@N03/collections
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at email@example.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists