I feel for those people…I really do. Sometimes, I get the feeling I am just one ceramic cartoon statue that says “I WUV YOU” away from being on an episode myself. And while I don’t think I’ll end up like the lady in the “pickle episode“, there are days I feel my “stuff” is closing in on me. Sort of like that famous trash compactor scene in Star Wars.
I know I have some little “hoarding” habits. Thankfully, its for vintage things and not used napkins or old shaving cream cans. Thankfully, as well, I also have a threshold of clutter discomfort which shows when I finally yell “ENOUGH!” and do an epic- size clean-up of my house (see this post for proof).
But, nevertheless, I still buy things I really don’t need. There are definitely things that I really should NOT pick up anymore. And while some of these things are for my inventory, honestly, a lot is for me. These things include: vintage pillowcases (embroidered or pretty roses), pretty vintage sheets, vintage colorful tablecloths, craft patterns (of any kind), rusty garden art, enamelware, and vintage Christmas decor. I can’t help it. They “call” to me when I’m walking past…”Hey, lady with the flip-flops….over here. Don’t leave me here in this bin! Look at my price…you neeeeeed me. Oh…and I like your hair today.” That last part is what sells me…the stuff knows how to work it.
What about you? Do you collect things even though you have enough of them already?