Saying no to senseless clutter

There were two McCoy vases for $45 each, a salt box that would have looked good on my kitchen wall, and a transfer ware serving platter that Tom and Mike might have liked. I left them all at the yard sale. I am saying no to senseless clutter. By mid-morning and numerous Long Island yard sales (two outdoor lights in giant white plastic flowerpots; amateur paintings of day lilies, narcissi and gorse; boxes of curiously appealing hand-poured metal models), I came up with a new plan. Perhaps it would work to just photograph the most coveted pieces?  No need to own the physical item, I could make do with its image. I tried with two vintage garden sets.  The four high backed wrought iron chairs are $100 for the set. The retro wicker is $275 for all six pieces. They’d look great on my deck, but only the photos will fit in the car.

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About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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5 Responses to Saying no to senseless clutter

  1. Judy k says:

    Dearest
    You know the ONLY reason you left
    Items unpurchased there was that you were not driving a van!

  2. Sara says:

    I think you’ll have to go back for the retro wicker!

  3. blarneycrone says:

    I know…sin to leave it behind

  4. Pingback: Yard Sales are… « A Kiss Of Bliss

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