Sunday, October 26, 2008

New Music, New Friends, and an Answer

Thank you to Isa, at The World According To Isa and to Martin, at Fine Estate Liquidation. Both of these fine bloggers solved the "what's that" question of yesterday's Estate Sale find. It's none other than the barrel portion of an antique apple press, which is actually still used in many apple press farms. Since New York is the "Big" apple state, it stands to reason that someone might have one of these otherwise useless bottomless buckets in their garage.

Martin is a new reader to the blog, or a new commenter, and I thank you Martin for stopping by. For any of my treasure trolling readers that live in the San Francisco area, Martin conducts fine estate liquidation sales, and I'm sure you're bound to find countless beauties! His blog is also a treat! If any of you think you have trash that could be treasure, Martin may just have a post for you.

Isa, on the other hand, is quite possibly related to me in some cosmic way. I met Isa through the blog, by way of RMS when I posted the Dinner in the Garden post. She soon created her own fantastic blog, to take readers on the decorating, gardening, repair, and renovation journey of her beach community bungalow and guest cottage. I've read, watched, and commented as Isa has created beauty in every corner, and I urge all of you to enjoy her journey as well. Her writing is superb, her ideas and inspirations are divine, and best of all - she's asking for advice ... (and I know all of you, and I know how much you love that) ... so go and advise away.

In other news:

Today I had a "comin' to Jesus meeting" as my mother used to say. These past few weeks, life and time has flown by at speeds unknown as I lay buried in stress of work and troubles of home. Not our home, but my Texas home. I've had little time to enjoy the crisp air of the fall season, and perhaps today as I walked among the harvest colored leaves at foot, I realized that I missed their changing, too! It's time to slow down, and enjoy all of those lovely things I like to collect but never get a chance to admire, all of those decorating decisions I spent hours agonizing over, that I never get to fully enjoy, and certainly that wonderful man that gets 2o-minutes of my time everyday, yet hides the longing. Yes, it is time to slow down. Enjoy the new music.