As many of y'all know ... the last few months I have been cleaning out my parent's home in Georgia. I finally finished. I considered each and every piece. Do I like it? What memories do these pieces hold? Will I EVER use them? Is it worth the money to move it all and put in my Attic? Don was with me, he tried to be delicate ... but even he rolled his eyes when I was considering the pale green floral cross stitch in gold frame. But Frames Cost Money!! Okay ... put it in the GoodWill pile.
I did bring home alot. Most went to my Dad's new home but boxes are residing in our mudroom. Until I figure out what to do with it all. Now, you have to understand, as a person who LOVES to scour flea markets and antique shows. I was sitting on my own Market!
Then there was this ...
This Cheetah (hate to dispute OKL ... but this is NOT a leopard!) on One Kings Lane is not Mine. But I have his twin. My Mother and I gave this to my Father for his Birthday when I was 10 (I'll do the math for you ... it was 41 years ago!).
We were SO excited that we paid EXTRA to have it gift wrapped and when we got home, WE unwrapped it for him!!
It is now in his new home. Just yesterday he called me and said "I've had to move the Cheetah". "Why, Daddy?" I asked. "He's staring at me when I watch TV".
When I saw this on Beth's Pinterest Board I had to Smile!
This Cheetah is like a real pet to our family. And believe me, we have plenty of real ones ... he is special.
I used to wonder how all these great things made it out to the flea markets ... who found them, who let go of them ... didn't they know what they had?
Now I know. Sometimes, you just have to Let Go. And let the pieces bring happiness in a new home. I let an unbelievable amount go. Don't want to underestimate the people at the GoodWill of Cumming, Georgia, However, I don't think they have any idea that they are holding some pretty awesome treasures!!
Here's to Letting Go ... and not letting it stop the thrill of the HUNT!!