Each Wednesday I post about some sort of treasure I found during the past week. It might be thrifted or found on a walk or whispered in my ear or discovered on a dark shelf in the basement. Something. Anything that makes me feel lucky and thankful. It doesn’t necessarily have to make its way home with me – it just has to be noticed. The idea is for it to cost very little and feel very big. After all, this isn’t about acquiring new things; it is about paying better attention to the world around me.
If you discovered a treasure this week (a new friend, a snow fairy, a fancy dish at the thrift store, a bird’s nest) please do share it, as well as any links, in the comments section below.
I’m taking a tiny little break from my grandmother’s scarves to show you this tin of buttons that was given to me by my friend, Karen, this past week. We met at our usual pub (half-way between our towns) for dinner and a nice long catch-up session. One of Karen’s superpowers is that she is the best treasure giver ever: she also gave me a huge bag of smooth river rocks, an old quilt top, and some tins.
This button tin and the buttons inside were from the collection of a dear friend of Karen’s mother. I’ve been feeling inspired just by the looking at the gold and sky blue and worn away spots on the tin.
Thank you, Karen, for knowing that these would make me happy.