Thursday, March 31, 2011

Treasure Hunting...

Last week my husband and I went on a date.  A real date.  Not a "we are getting our taxes done and only have half the kids with us so let's call it a date" kind of date, but a few hours of time just for us.

We went out for lunch and walked through some antique shops.  I can't remember the last time we did that.

I love looking at antiques and browsing through old things.  I wonder what stories the items would tell.  Things that have been passed on or left behind.  Things from a simpler time that seems like another world now.

I gave a few things a new home.

For years I have been looking for a cream and sugar set.  It couldn't be too fancy or too generic.  Nothing seemed just right.  When I would have someone over for coffee, I would bring out my cute little sugar jar and then plop the big ol' gallon of milk on the table.

I found this little cream pitcher and I thought it was perfect.  It's a little earthy and different but I think it fits my home...and it's perfect for watering my little windowsill plants.

Then I picked up these cast iron birds...and put them down.  And picked them up...and put them down again.   I actually walked away and then went back to get them.  I think they are so simple and sweet, but I couldn't decide if I wanted them.  They don't serve a purpose and I couldn't think of where I would put them.  I've been on this anti-clutter mission and I did not want to bring more in my home that I wouldn't use. 

But...they make me smile.

And they will forever remind me of our perfect date.


  1. Love it, Crystal! It is so important to remember and nurture our second love (the first, obviously, being God). Michelle's mom is the one who taught so many of us as young moms how to REALLY love our husbands. Here's the thing: many of our husbands became more godly men when we applied the Word to how we related to them. There's much to be said for 1 Peter 3 and Proverbs 31! Hugs!

  2. the birds are perfect! just adorable. you can put them on a window sill or bookcase or even in the center of the table.

  3. Love that little pitcher so cute. West end market has lots of little odd pieces, you should check 'em out. maybe one day we'll let the husbands take the kids and actually meet up..LOL

  4. Hi Dawn!
    Where is the West End Market? That would be so fun! I'm sure the guys would love to baby sit. :)

    Jess...I love them too, I have them sitting on my kitchen windowsill at the moment. I had them as a centerpiece, but then I had visions of Ben throwing them and decided I should move them. They are really heavy!

    Thanks Paige! It is so true! I did a Bible study a while back on Proverbs 31 and Titus 2...completely changed my heart and attitude towards my husband and what it truly means to be a wife...and then something amazing started rubbing off on him. :) It wasn't about me nagging or being his conscience, I just had to let go and LOVE. In spite of him and in spite of ME especially. He saw a change in me and I think it challenged him.

  5. That was a fun day with your kids <3 You had mine last, so... I think you and Scott are up, again :) What you said in this post reminds me of something the book "Being a Woman of Simplicity" says... if it is not a necessity or you don't absolutely love it, than it shouldn't be in your house. There were things in my house that were cute, or kinda' cool, but then there's the things that I absolutely ~Love~ (like the birds that put a smile on you face). Needless to say I gave away a lot of cool stuff, but now I enjoy my favorites even more <3


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