Everyone’s Old Becomes Someone’s New

I’ve turned into the Queen of Neighborhood Thrift Shops.  Since my move, I haunt them with relish regularity.  It’s where my desk, bench, coffee table, couch and two chairs come from (yes, I now have a couch).  Toss in a mirror and enough bric-a-brac to earn me a gallery at the Met, and I’m sitting pretty with my new, used acquisitions.

There’s nothing more exciting than finding an inexpensive treasure that makes your day.  There it will be sitting nobly on a shelf, waiting for its second life to begin, bestowed benevolently by you.

My house is filled with such gems.

Never having a desire before, always living contentedly with very little, it’s pleasing to quench this sudden domestic thirst. Things like dishes and flatware eluded me just happy for one plate, knife and fork to call my own.

I feel like a girl in her 20s emptying her hope chest elated at what she’s collected.

Life is very funny, what it brings so late in the game.

As I admire my new, old cheese board next to the bread basket near the dessert plate covered with daisies, I gaze over to Yoga Cat bought for two dollars, sitting in lotus pose presiding over the premises praying peacefully in our new home.







About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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19 Responses to Everyone’s Old Becomes Someone’s New

  1. micklively says:

    I am pleased to hear you have a sofa and are at peace with your wooden cat. 😉

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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I absolutely love your yoga cat. I like estate sales and auctions, while my Pookie-Pie is a garage sale addict. And I’m happy to know you now have a comfy place to sit.

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    • I do, my couch is a deep forest green, or Irish, if you will, that opens up with cushions you sink into. I’m very pleased with it plus it was affordable.

      I too love the hunt. Pookie-Pie knows what he’s doing, plus it’s fun remember. 🙂


  3. The treasures people throw away are incredible.I think the mismatch of treasures have character. I wish they could talk though. It would be so fun to sit around hearing all their stories. “you should have seen the ass I had to hold up back in 09 … oy vey!”

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  4. Loretta says:

    I believe the best treasures are found in such places. I myself always seek out these gems whenever I can. Your yoga cat sure is one such precious item.

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  5. Elle Knowles says:

    Yoga Cat is lovely…so you do have a cat Susannah, and one who pretty much takes care of himself while praying for your good fortune! ~Elle


  6. Do the cat and swan get along? I bet there is a wonderful harmony in your home these days.

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  7. Patricia says:

    I like to plunder, too. Every once in awhile I find something I must have. Rarely furniture though. Probably because I work in a furniture store. Sounds like your making a cozy nest for yourself.

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    • Like the term nest. Just now I got a lovely package from a follower who made me two beautiful pillows for my chairs. Can’t say how thrilled I am, but more than that, touched. She’s happy I now have a pretty home where I can invite guests. My other place really wasn’t designed for company.


  8. At my wonderful age of 57, I find myself at the other end of the spectrum. Having been married to a basic hoarder and having been one myself for many years (that stroke was a Godsend), I now see that I need to really get rid of things. I managed to empty my closet of about 80 pieces of clothing and still have enough to wear a different outfit for several weeks. I have books galore. I did manage to sell over 100 Dvds and Vhs tapes in a garage sale online. I am cutting back on many things. It is my hope to get to the point that you now are: appreciating what I have because I don’t have a plethora of items strung around the house.


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