Well, it is finally here. No, not spring, which finally did make it to New England. I am referring to thrifting season-it has finally begun!!! However the sale is labeled-estate sale, garage sale or tag sale-now is the time we will see them nearly every weekend, rather than sporadically. And I cannot wait to start digging!!!
I have gone to a couple over the last few weeks, and if you follow me on Instagram, you know I hit it out of the park at my first one by snagging this little beauty:
I also found this gorgeous piece which I was swooning over but could not afford it (and it was way over priced), but man, was I in LOVE!!!
I also saw my dream pick up truck, the one I picture myself driving around town on Saturday mornings to local garage sales with a bulldog riding shotgun when I finally have my dream house (and dream bulldog) in the country.
Even if I do not stop at every sale, I just love driving down the street and seeing views like this:
There is something so exciting yet very comforting about these sales. The suspense of what I might find underscored with the comfort of knowing I have the chance to find a treasure, a diamond in the rough, a DIY project or a combination of all three.
Switching gears to one of my other vices, did you guys hear there is another great old show getting a comeback? It’s “Murphy Brown” and I cannot wait!!! I will really miss Robert Pastorelli and his character “Eldin”, but the chance to see Candace Bergen and Grant Shaud (“Miles”) interact again has me on the edge of my seat.
The original “Murphy Brown” cast from its first run (original source unknown).
And are you guys enjoying the new “Roseanne” episodes as much as I am??? It is really hitting its pace again and delving into the character’s pasts to make us understand why they are where they are in the present. Great acting, great writing, great story-lines…..I am completely loving the show.
My other current fave show, “Superstore”, continues to entertain me as well. The mix of these characters is one I have not seen before and each new guest character (Pastor Craig and Isaac are two standouts featured in the hilarious “Amnesty” episode) instantly becomes my favorite!!! I just really hope we have not seen the last of Linda Porter, since her character, Myrtle, was fired despite how adorable she is. Fingers crossed we see her again!!! And please, God, let me find a friend like Dina!!!! Everyone needs a Dina in their life!!!
The cast of “Superstore” (Courtesy of NBC).
Now, time for a song. One of the new tags on Facebook is asking people to name the 10 albums that most influenced them. This got me thinking about the ones I would name and why. Of course, “Born To Run” & “Otis Blue” would top my list, but that still leaves eight other choices. That brought me to remember my introduction to this man’s voice.
I was watching “The Last Waltz” for the first time, and I was mesmerized. His voice, his lyrics, his interpretation of the song and the music-all perfection. He is one of my favorites to this day, and whether it’s a ballad or a rocker, I love every second of his songs. And for someone who grew up on radio and continues to listen to all of it today-local, national and satellite-these words bring back that feeling of hearing my favorite song being played. It is a primal emotional response like no other. Music & songs allow us to time travel, taking us back to moments in our lives that we cherish or can’t forget for other reasons. Either way, they make us feel…..”and then we can get down to what is really wrong”.
“Turn up your radio and let me hear the song
Switch on your electric light, then we can get down to what is really wrong.
Turn it up, turn it up, little bit higher, radio
Turn it up, that’s enough, so you know its got soul.”
Van Morrison: “Caravan” (studio version & “The Last Waltz” version).
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Until next time, happy digging!!!