Thankful Thursday: Unpacked Treasures

Our stuff arrived on Tuesday evening! Tim and I watched our empty spaces become stacked high with boxes and furniture.  The resulting landscape was a bit daunting, but the idea of having an actual bed to sleep on, kitchen equipment, and bikes to ride overshadowed much of the foreboding linked to having cardboard mountains in our living room.

Eight hours of unpacking later and our mountains have become hills.  Progress is being made.  Our little abode is slowly becoming a reflection of its two occupants.  In the process, I unearthed some things that put a smile on my face.  I am grateful for these little treasures, reminders of people, pastimes, and pleasures that make life sweet.

  • Owl Salt & Pepper Shakers: It all started with a purse – a purse shaped like an owl.  Once I started toting it around, I became an owl girl.  I have owl earrings, owl clothing, and owl measuring cups.  By far my favorite owl objects are these vintage salt and pepper shakers.  My mom bought a whole box of owl figurines at an auction in Central New York for a dollar.  The cache included this set.  I adore their expression and brownware-esque color.
  • Keurig: We are coffee addicts and have spent way too much money purchasing our caffeine out on a daily basis.  My coffee with almond milk and sugar-free vanilla syrup has never tasted so delicious as it did this morning.
  • Books:  A solid third of our boxes are filled with books.  We had credit at an amazing bookstore in Pasadena (Archives Bookshop) and added to our large library the week before we left for Idaho.  On my growing “to-read” list, these have moved to the top.
  • Goggles: Tim and I can’t wait to swim at the Kroc Center!

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