7 Mos. Down: The Year of No New Threads
July 31, 2008
I broke. Well, I just went a touch wild. Vile temptress, thy name is eBay.
While nothing *new-new* graced the House of Small Living, a few sweet eBay snags did: namely, this pair of electric blue flats. How can you blame me?
Plus: a vintage Mexican silver and turquoise cuff bracelet and a little, gold Sarah Coventry owl brooch. He has chartreuse rhinestone eyes, people. How could I not bid? How could I?
And, beyond the hours I spent junking out on eBay, I put in some serious Value Village time (spoils, ahoy!), as well as some antique mall mania (well, one vermillion enamel, flower-cluster pin).
This month, much more than any other, I’ve been feeling the shopping pull. The siren’s song of the thrift shops has attracted me like Odysseus to, well, a siren. Have I strayed from the path of ascetic righteousness? What’s the deal with all this wanting? Human nature?
Previously on the Year of No New Threads: