Last week I went antiquing for the first time in over a year. I wasn’t planning on it actually, but my husband and I were getting coffee in our small town and I randomly saw the cutest antique shop, one that I’d never even noticed before. We didn’t have a lot of extra time, but we stopped to browse around for a few minutes. Once I walked in that shop, I felt pure giddiness. I was SO excited to look at all the antiques and vintage finds, which honestly is something I haven’t felt in a really long time. Some of you might have noticed that my love of antiques started to fade in recent years. I used to be obsessed with every chippy painted, vintage item I could find and that’s primarily all I blogged about for a really long time. Yet as the years have gone by, I’ve used antique decor less and less. But this trip to that small antique shop made me so excited to get back to that passion I once had!
While we were browsing the antique store, I stumbled on this minty green scale with a flat top. It’s really hard to find old scales in bright colors like this, so I immediately fell in love and knew it had to come home with me. Believe or not, this is the first antique find I’ve purchased in almost two years.
Finding that old green scale really led me to rediscover my love of antiques. After I got it home, I started to dig out a few of my other antiques that have been packed away since we moved into this house last summer. That huge white scale in the photo above was one of my favorite finds for so long. I’m so happy to see her out again!
As I was styling these shelves with a few of my favorite vintage finds, I asked myself why I stopped using antiques in the first place. Why the change? And to be honest, I don’t really have a great answer for that–I just slowly started to find myself drawn to other things. Then in true Sarah fashion, I started to feel bad about making that change, which is ridiculous. I mean, we all evolve as human beings. The things you loved five years ago may not be what you love today. You may change and grow and do things differently as time goes on, but that’s not a bad thing. It’s ok to change. And really, what fun would life be if we stuck with the exact same things all the time?! I don’t know if any of this is making sense, but the lesson of my story here is that change is ok. It’s ok to try new things and give yourself room to grow. I’m so grateful to have had this blog over the last five years to share all my different passions and interests. What started out as a blog primarily focused on vintage decor has now evolved and changed with me, and that’s a pretty awesome thing. Thank you for sticking with me through it all! I am so excited to get back into sharing more antiques! xo