“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Holy Bible: King James Version, Matthew 6:21
What’s your idea of treasure? Mine is finding old and still-useful objects to give life to by bringing them into my home. They have an eclectic personality and quality of workmanship that is often missing in newer, mass-produced goods.
Our little farm at Possum Creek is spitting distance from Bangalow, a gorgeous old town in the Byron Bay hinterland. It’s a fab spot for treasure hunting…
Here’s my latest find:
Ah yes, I sense your underwhelm.
But wait, it truly IS fabulous!!!
It’s a vintage flour sifter – a double sifter no less. You pop your flour in the top, squeeze the spring-loaded handle, and the flour falls through two natty screens that aerate and de-clump it, vital for that perfect cake!
I got this particular treasure at one of my favourite shops Heath’s Old Wares, which stocks vintage wares, collectables, antiques and oddities. You’ll find it tucked up in Station Street, as you head towards the showgrounds and A and I Hall. It’s well worth a visit!
My little farmhouse is a shabby chic hodge-podge of furniture and homewares found at garage sales, auctions, thrift and antique shops, markets, rubbish tips, stuff abandoned for roadside pickup, inherited bits and pieces and items crafted by friends.
For me it’s not just an act of recycling; treasure hunting is a soul-satisfying way to live lightly on this earth, and to develop my own style, independent of ‘trends’.
What’s your idea of treasure?
What’s your personal style?
What makes your heart happy?
Maybe it’s time to include more of that energy in your life!