Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Okay, I admit it. I like kitschy stuff. And I like cute. And I'm trying to declutter my life while accumulating more. Go figure!

I was thinking about that $1 box lot with all the figurines I got on Saturday. Definitely kitsch. And very little I want to keep. So why did I buy it? (Yeah, the little bride and groom, but I could have offered them a quarter and not taken the rest.)

Coop_0411_3_2I wonder if I filled my (former) booth at the antique co-op with too much kitsch. I admit it, I often felt the need to "rescue" kitschy things. And since I made my rent on smalls, I didn't have to invest a lot of money in this kind of stuff. (But then it turned out I often made my rent on used books. First Romance was hot for me, then it cooled right off and Mystery took off.)

I find myself buying too many things to hang on the walls. And decorate shelves. I find it hard to part with some stuff. But junking is a release from my "day" job, and I sure miss having a booth at the co-op. *Sigh* I've tried to sell stuff on Craigslist, but my first two forays haven't been entirely successful. (In fact, my first listing was for something that's absolutely free. I had a taker, but she never came to pick up the item.)

But I won't give up--at least not yet. I have too many leftover pieces from my booth to part with--and hubby is getting sick of looking at my old display pieces.

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