This morning I was reading blog posts on my ipad and drinking coffee.
I read Liz' post at Quirky Vistas and Vickie's at Ranger 911, featuring their fun garage sale finds, when all of a sudden I realized it was Friday. I was off work. I could go to the garage sales. It was already close to 8 am, actually sort of late for a true garage saler. But, a couple of sales sounded interesting, garage items and man metal junk (for my gardens of course), and an estate sale. Off I went.
I picked up this Brownie camera for $1.50 and this Baby Ben clock for $1.00 this morning. I like to collect items that I remember from my childhood era. I have wanted one (or more) of these wind up clocks ever since I saw Angie's Knick of Time Interiors header.
I found some great stuff great garden stuff too. I spent less than $10. I am happy.
Or am I? In the back of my mind, I can't shake this feeling that the "minimalist forces" are slowly taking over. Bone china teacups and figurines, silverplate, crystal, all the "pretties", are getting much easier to find AND at reasonable prices. Is demand declining? I think so. And how about vintage kitchen utensils? Readily available, and very cheap. I guess they might scream "Country Kitchen", heaven forbid. Oh well, I guess all the more for me, because I will never go "contemporary"! I'm not afraid to be "outdated" and "out of style".
What do you think? Is contemporary slowly taking over?