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Organize Me Happy

Our friends, Lynda and Graham, are off having adventures, on the other side of the world.  Before they left, they liquidated everything, with several moving sales.

On our first visit, I saw this wood tool chest and immediately wanted it.  I had no idea where I would put it though, so we decided to think on it.

Der and I walked through the house, contemplating where we could put it, and what function it would serve.  Finally, my brain clicked and all things fell into order.

We had been looking for the perfect microwave cart.  Our microwave had been on top of the fridge which was kind of a pain.  Having it so high up made it a challenge to get things in and out of it.   This chest would bring the microwave down to a better level, PLUS give us tons of utensil storage, and do it all with style.  SOLD!!!

It’s so nice not to have to dig through a pile to get whatever tool I need.

Good, straight forward organization is something that calms my nerves.  Disorganization gives me ulcers.  True story.

Thanks, Lynda, and Graham, for giving us deals galore on some really great stuff, stuff I didn’t know I was missing, until we brought it home.

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Vintage Film Slides!

Not too long ago I was lucky enough score multiple boxes of film slides.

Slides are just cool.

Most are from the 60’s with a few in the 50’s and 70’s.

I really want the red chairs in this one.

The people who took these photos traveled extensively. So far the vast majority of them are of scenery from the places they traveled.  Scenery can be hard to date and somewhat boring.  For the love of Pete, put someone in the photo, it makes it more interesting.  If it weren’t for the date on the slide, I would be clueless as to when many of them were taken.

When there are people in them, I get excited and my mind wanders.  I wonder where they are now and if they remember that photo being taken.

I’ve only looked at about 20% of them so far.  I like to savor the treasure and drag it out as long as possible.

There are some military photos.  There are even a few of men hanging out in bunkers.  I imagine their fear about the uncertainty of the future and think about loved ones  anxiously awaiting their safe return.

It’s easy to get lost looking at them.

There are over 1,000 slides all together.

I was ecstatic when I found them, because I have been wanting vintage slides ever since I saw this on Craftster

Details about how it was made can be found here.

Instantly, I knew that I needed to make my own and set out in search for slides.  Finding slides isn’t hard, but finding slides that don’t cost too much can be challenging.  Good thing I love the hunt.

I plan on making my own curtain with all of the scenery slides and saving the people slides for a project that’ll be a little more protected from the sun.  Now I just have to decide which window to make it for…

When I do finally get around to making it, you all will be the first to know.

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