Monday, April 11, 2011

ALL THE THINGS I MANAGED TO SAVE FROM
IMMINENT DISREGARD
AT THE MORRO BAY CITYWIDE YARD SALE
AND JUNK FEST ... !

An abondoned shoebox of forlorn miniatures,
SAVED for a rainy day of creative speculation
and little daydreams.


Discarded charm, SAVED to pillow weary heads
and secret nighttime readers.
Price tags still attached.


A clear shot of the Guerlain bottle ... almost six inches tall!
SAVED for the colour of its sky blue stopper and tarnished label.


An old Edwardian candy box and French perfume bottle,
SAVED for the beauty of it all.


Two lovely, tarnished silver ladies, SAVED for Christmas next,
and everyday before and thereafter.


A sweet Saint, dressed in satin lustre and sparkling stars,
SAVED from the hands of someone who should
never have let it go!


Two beautiful old French books ... dated 1718 and 1774
SAVED from a life of dust and mold and jaded eyes!


A ruched 1940's bedjacket,
SAVED for a lifetime of complementing
a favourite pair of old, tattered, faded Levis.


A vintage memory ... SAVED from a life lived
at the bottom of a dusty, musty keepsake box.


A molly-dolly in a red-checked dress,
SAVED from a depressing future as 1950's has been.
Why, why ... why?


6 comments:

Norma said...

Your new header image is so beautiful Monica :)

Thank goodness you SAVED all these amazing treasures, all are so charming. How come when I go to sales of 'discards' all I find are old magazines and broken crockery - I've never yet made a grand discovery :(

shannonc60 said...

Sounds like you tend to 'save' things like I do - if I find a discarded toy on the road, I need to 'save' it. As for clothing, there is always the possibility of a 'one day'....

Catherine said...

Very nice finds, I love them all

Patty said...

I LOVE your taste!!! You managed to save some incredible things! I really love the little Saint picture with the lace!!! So incredible!!!

Flora said...

When I hear an elective affinity with someone, hardly I'm wrong ...
Too bad you're halfway around the world: we like to SAVE the same type of thing :-)
Mini lovely hugs, Flora

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

Una maravilla encontrar estos tesoros, felicidades por esta presentación ,así podemos disfrutarlo, aunque sea en la lejanía.
Beos
Rosa