Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The things you own, own you!

Now that I'm concentrating on trimming down my vintage collection instead of perpetually adding to an already crammed setting, I'm actually starting to find stuff again.
Stuff that I'd forgotten I had bought or perhaps worse still stuff  that can't even remember ever buying, oh dear!
The sign of a proper hoard addict, someone who has stuff in their wardrobe they have no idea how it got there, crazy!
I am also being reunited with "old friends" that haven't seen the light of day for ages. 
Many have been skillfully sandwiched away in a far away corner of the wardrobe or folded up in a storage bag up in the loft.   
It's like a blanket of heavy snow slowly melting away in the spring sunshine & revealing long forgotten about little daisy buds. 
Perhaps a little needlessly florid but that is exactly how it feels.
I'm happy the snow is finally melting, I'm happy to see frocks wing their way out the door and for each and every one that flies, I'm feeling lighter.
That's the whole thing, I woke up one morning and thought to myself...
"Shit man, I am being imprisoned by my possessions, even if I wanted to move today, I couldn't cause of all this STUFF"
...and that really scared me!
So instead of doing my usual ostrich act and burying my head in the nearest pile of vintage clobber, I have taken some steps in the right direction.
Besides my Frocktasia on-line shop, I'm eBaying, Gumtreeing and will be car boot selling too in a couple of weeks.
After being inspired by wonderful Vix's vintage fair post, I've even been eyeing up that avenue today.
I will not rest until I have made a big dent in my stockpile and in the meantime I suspect I shall continue to unearth forgotten about buys galore and be reunited with "old friends" like this vintage 80s glitter bow print prom dress that I bought when I lived in Edinburgh in the 90s and this DIYed goth bride veil made for a Halloween do in a South London pub that I worked in many many moons ago...

Getting rid and letting go, feels so incredibly cathartic & liberating...
I never thought it would!
Lot's of love,


sammi burley (chase.dakota) said...

love the 4th pic!! it looks really cool


Vix said...

Keep up the good work, Jennie. I loved the vintage fair, seeing where my frocks were off to and encouraging women to try stuff on I thought would suit them was supremely rewarding.
That glittery frock would make somebody's office Xmas party go with a bang. xxx

Perdita said...

I need to turf out some stuff too. :/ I moved from a very cold flat to a warm house, I have layers and layers of 'for warmth' clothing that has to go to make wardrobe space for nice stuff. Mind you that's easier than parting with vintage or designer any day! I wouldn't be able to be as strong as you when it comes to nice stuff!


I love your wonderfully dreamy photos.
I have always made sure never to get attached to material possesions. Things come and go, but people remain, at least in your heart.
You are magic, my friend.

Alina Anghel said...

lovely dress! xx

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Hayley Rose said...

Those pics are great! I wouldnt mind having a load of your hoard as mine is so sparse lol x

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