This blog post is displacement activity, pure and simple. Instead of buying something that I love the look of, I’m going to blog about it instead. I don’t feel too guilty as I’ve already bought a couple of things from The Bucket Tree, a website that specialises in vintage finds and has a home in my blogroll.
These sweet ‘Russian’ rabbits caught my eye and, if I had a child of the right age, I would definitely snap them up. But my children are fully grown and, while I adore these just as ornaments, I’ve sworn to stop collecting more and more stuff, now that Spring Cottage is more or less furnished after almost two years of occupation.
The only thing that can be a bit depressing about vintage shopping, I find, is that so much stuff is identical to the things that I threw out or gave to charity years ago, after the deaths of my parents. Part of me wishes that Ebay had existed then, so that I could have made something out of what I was giving away – but I wouldn’t have had the time, with two small children, to focus on listing and posting. The other part of me reminds me that that if I had to throw out so much stuff, I should stop myself giving my children the same awful task. So no hoarding and as little unnecessary buying as possible for me.
I’m just going to take vicarious pleasure in sharing these lovely objects here.