Well it's a new month and there's some changes happening right now at the Temporary Housewifey household. I'm letting go of everything in the picture above. A lot of these items hold memories for me, but big changes are coming ahead and I can't continue the burden of having so many things. What do I mean? Well the husband and I are planning on moving! Into an Airstream! A 23-footer in fact (well that's what we're hoping to get). So that means we're going from over 2200 sq. feet of living space to under 250 sq.ft. So I'm literally doing a moving sale and seriously almost everything has to go. I just set up a new store on tictail (a link to it will live in the sidebar for awhile -->) and am continuing to sell some things on my ebay store (prices are higher there because eBay charges a 10% fee). Everything else will probably be donated to Goodwill.
But in the meantime, I plan to take some flat lays of all the items I'm letting go of. It's a chance for me to not only tell the story of my items (take mini-trips down memory lane), but also a way to thank these items for their service as I let them go (an idea from Marie Kondo's book). Most of these flat lays and stories will be on Instagram and on my new store if you're interested. But I'll periodically post something about these things here.
For example, in the picture above I purchased the horn cuff (between the Givenchy Pandora and rag & bone cashmere sweater) in a small store in Saigon, Vietnam. I was with my friend Ryan, when we entered a store selling all kinds of horn items. I picked up some ornate horn-decorated chopsticks as well. I remember when I purchased it, Ryan was telling me that Hermes also makes accessories out of horn. That thought really appealed to me, and I got it for a very good price. But in the end the cuff was way too large for me and I never wore it.
P.S. If you're a friend and you see an item you gave me up for sale. Please don't be offended, I just need to downsize. I appreciate your gifts, but more importantly the thought behind these gifts. But if you really like the gift you gave me and want the item back, just let me know.