{thrifting 101: don’t pass the chachka’s}

dust collectors, trinkets, useless crap. Whatever you want to call them we all know about chachkas and probably know someone with a dusty collection sitting in a glass cabinet in a dining room that never gets used. Many of those lonely chachka’s eventually end up on a shelf in a thrift store. That’s where we meet. I never pass up the random trinket isle at the thrift shop. You really just never know what you’ll find.

This past weekend I found a new home for one little lonely guy. His new home is this fabulous glass ‘bird feeder’ (said the label) that I found at a flea market off the highway on my way up north.

And here is Mr.Deer’s new home on my patio….fresh after a rainfall. It’s little things like this guy that add interest to the ordinary. It’s one of those little details that people may not notice right away but when they do it’s an element of surprise and delight. 

And here he is as part of my hippie garden corner on my patio. Now that’s an upgrade from a dusty shelf