Friday, October 3, 2014
The first, a set of two ceramic Tiki-style mugs, decorated my mom's kitchen from the time I was little. She never drank out of them, but she rooted plants and had vines growing from them that wove all around the kitchen ceiling. Philodendron one time; sweet potato vine another.
The second is a set of Christmas ornaments that probably came into the house about the time I did. I loved them. They're styrofoam treated to look like gingerbread, and considering their 50ish years, they look pretty good.
When I first took these out of the cabinet, I thought they'd be really hard to get rid of. And then I thought about the fact that they've been in a cabinet for the 15 years I've been in my house, and put away for most of the time before that. I haven't had a Christmas tree in 30 years; I've never drunk out of the mugs either, and I don't do house plants.
So that's what I did.