Sunday, July 27, 2008

Les Fleurs du Jour III

Any collection can get out of hand. I've always been enchanted with itty bitty things*. I started collecting little vases, no more than 3" tall, at garage sales, thrift shops, etc. Suddenly I had a shelf full of them. In a fit of downsizing a few years ago, I gave away more than half of them and kept just a few favorites. I'm glad I did, especially when zinnias are blooming, and lilies of the valley.

*Haven Kimmel talks about this love affair with miniatures in one of her books. If you haven't already, go read her autobiographical books, "A Girl Named Zippy" and "She Got Up Off The Couch." I mean it, go read them. Now. You'll thank me.

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