I love finding unique items at estate sales that ‘speak’ to me. Michael is one of these items. A group of gals and I meet at least once a month (pending on all of our busy schedules of course) for coffee and estate sales. This particular Saturday morning was sunny and warm – as much of Atlanta is in the Summer months. Love it! There were four of us – Lucy, Karen, Diane & I. We were perusing Buckhead sales this particular morning.
The magic of estate sales is that you are able to see a slice of someone’s life; what were they reading, what did they collect. It’s a very personal and reverent experience to a certain degree – and fun! Celebrate their life if something speaks to you by adding it to your own collection.
Now, I tend to walk a different path – anything but ordinary please is a motto of mine. As we all meandered through the rooms, halls and gardens, a lovely blue pig was spotted. I walked over to the table he sat upon and picked him up. I’m pretty darn certain I smiled. I sat him back down to get a better look and before I could even back up a foot, one of my dearest and best friends Diane, scooped up the pig and said ‘I’m buying him’. I think I blinked rather rapidly and just looked at her. She smiled a Cheshire Cat-like smile and said ‘for you!’ He’ll be perfect in your garden.” I smiled back and knew exactly where I would sit dear Michael.
Today he sits inside – he’s much more delicate than I realized – thus he stands merrily where I must pass him many times. He makes me smile. He’s a happy fellow. How could a blue winged-pig not be happy I ask.
We all collect things for different reasons – I prefer unusual items that for whatever reason – make me smile.
I named him Michael from the movie with John Travolta of the same name. I also name things. (yes….yes…… perhaps a wee bit eccentric or silly on my part – it is what it is).