TS and Yard Sale Finds-but not for me

belle_michele(zone4Minnesota)May 10, 2013

Greetings All...
I have been lurking on this forum forever but thought I'd post something that has come up for several times for me.

What do you do when you come across 'finds' that you know others (on forums like this, not personally) would love to have but you have no interest or need for...do you feel bad or kind of guilty?

I do a lot of crafting but none of my friends do....

I come across a lot of stuff, reasonably priced, that it sounds like people on this forum would love.

Maybe it's because the projects people love to do are not that popular where I live (Minnesota is not a garden crafty kind of place-probably because of the intense winters).

What is prompting this is that I went to a Garage Sale today and someone had at least 20 of the most beautiful blue bottles I have ever seen at 25 cents each.

I don't do bottle trees-I think they're pretty but just not something I'm interested in...I would have no use for these bottles, as lovely as they are, and have to reign in what I buy because I am one step away from being on an episode of 'Hoarders'.

So how do other people feel when they come across items that they wouldn't want themselves but they know there are others out there, somewhere, that would love them?

Sorry if this is a bit awkward-I'm trying to type with a cat on my shoulders, purring in my ear and my Min-Pin curled up in my lap snoring away....

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mjowest(5)

I used to do that- purchase all sorts of things for others. They graciously accepted them, but I really don't know if they wanted it or not.
I have finally come to the place where I feel that the right person will get the 'item'- if it's at a garage sale, like the blue bottles- the person behind me, or maybe in a few hours will stumble on them and be estatic to buy them!
or if they end up at a thrift shop- again, the right person will find them.
it has allowed a lot of peace to enter my life!

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 1:39PM
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indigosunshine

belle, I think it is great that you see things that others may enjoy but you are probably right in not wanting to clutter up your life any more. I disagree with you that Minnesota is not a garden crafty place....I see the coolest garden junk all over this area (I live just east in Wisconsin). Our winters add a whole new element to the stuff especially with new fallen snow!

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 5:38PM
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jennypat Zone 3b NW MN(Zone 3b NW MN)

Belle I don't know what part of MN you live in, I also live in MN and LOVE LOVE LOVE blue glass. Not that I will use it in my garden, but I would in my house!

I get what you are saying, although I DO garden crafty stuff in my garden, I know a lot of people who don't. And I do plan to do a bottle tree in the garden, I have a whole collection of blue wine bottles saved for it. Just need to get he DH to help me put it together.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 10:57PM
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