It was still quite light out as we ate dinner this evening. Ok, we ate a 5pm. Still, as the snow outside screams Winter, it was nice to hear the light whisper Spring is coming.
We're painting walls here. I've never put a picture of my basement on here because it was so hideous. The previous owners painted it blood red. It is now a lovely shade of "eggshell" white. The difference is amazing, and my only regret is that it took us so long to do it.
our white basement walls and Winter light
My purging and lightening of material possessions continues. I gave up my collection of Martha Stewart Living magazines. That was a little difficult. It's silly to be attached to old magazines, I know, but I held onto them thinking that I would want to look back through them - only I rarely did. So it was time to let them go. Which I did, for $10 on craigslist (it was a lot of magazines).
Right after I dropped off my beloved Martha's, we stopped into the thrift store to drop off another donation. I didn't intend to buy anything, but Finn really wanted to look for some reason, and we found this:
Vintage, genuine ivory, gold plated earrings and pin. I have been looking for earrings like this forever! I actually bought a pair similar to these some months ago, but they broke the first week I had them. Guess how much this beautiful ivory set was..... $10! I think it was a good trade; my very heavy box of mags for this very light box of pretties. Divine providence, I tell ya.