I hope it's true that the first few days of the new year set the tone for the rest, because mine have been quite pleasant. If my first purchase of the year - this bread box - is any indication, it will be a good year for vintage finds.
And a bag full of mostly Marx dollhouse furniture, which I still need to sort out. I can easily see, however, that it includes an addition to my collection of toy dust pans, and it's not every day I can add to that.
Know what I did over New Year's? Almost nothing! Well, I did go antiquing with my boss the afternoon of New Year's Eve, because we closed up shop early, and I knew of a sale out of town. It's a lucky person who can spend leisure time with their boss and enjoy it quite a bit. (And she doesn't read my blog, so I don't have to say that.) I went to bed at 11:45, which was quite liberating. In my younger years, I'd have made an effort to stay up 15 more minutes. Now that I'm old and wise, I realize I don't need to do that unless I want to. On New Year's Day itself, I did absolutely nothing. I sewed a tiny quilt by hand (more on that another day) and watched television for hours on end. It's important to be well rested for the new year.