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.