Antiques, Oddities, and Pretty Flowers

Clump #223:  Comb through and recycle ancient file folders; day 19 of 30-day challenge.

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The photo above of a blue poppy (from a botanical garden in Stavanger, Norway) is for two-year-old twins who, I was told, viewed this blog today.  Crying “purple pretty flowers” over and over for five minutes while resisting a nap is the best “like” I’ve ever gotten.  Babies were the theme of the day, like this shop sign my husband and I passed by, both sweet and creepy:

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But then, it did go along with the general Antiques and Oddities motif of the store:

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So … to the clump!  An old, old, yes, antique, box of file folders, hideous in their out-of-date-ness.

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They contained quaint things like preschool contact lists and actual written directions (before the day of the GPS):

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I saved so many magazine and newspaper articles I know I won’t ever reread.  A good lesson for the present and my continuous clipping habit. And speaking of clipping, a bit of sweet and creepy of our own: hair from our older daughter’s first hair cut (Awww):

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And, finally, the box is empty and a pile of papers is ready for the recycling bag.

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I vividly remember having tried the sunflower house, above.  The idea was to sow sunflower seeds with morning glory seeds to make a cozy little house.  I believe there’s a reason it is shown in a drawn illustration. It never looked this dense and wonderful, just leggy and ratty.  Unlike the flowers that grow wild.

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Purple pretty flowers!

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