Dated by janetb


I kind of knew before I started cleaning the back staircase today that this basket would be my subject. The narrow back staircase, winding from its lowest point in the basement mudroom past the first floor, past the second floor, and all the way up to the third floor attic, houses a few of my favorite things on its landings; but this basket stands out. The paper twist ribbon, quite popular in the 1980s, may make this basket look a bit dated; but it's actually even older than it looks — about 20 years older! It served as Mike's childhood Easter basket in the 60s and 70s before my mother-in-law Marie gave it to me and I transformed it into a pretty, country-style accessory. Country decorating was all the rage when we got married in 1983. I could pop off the messy hot glue and rid the basket of its faded, dated decor; but I don't have the heart to do it. I rather like the basket’s rich history!

I praise you, Lord, for this basket's rich, happy history.
I thoroughly enjoy reading the memories attached to each of your photos, Janet. You take the time to make everything special, which certainly must enrich your life. And you got a lovely shot here.
March 24th, 2020  
Janet, your personal beauty always shines through as you write your memories here for us to share and enjoy. I love how you truly treasure not only the memories associated with the items you photograph, but the items themselves. You definitely live a rich and fulfilling life full of beauty and depth. Your outlook on life is inspiring.
March 24th, 2020  
@milaniet You are so kind, Milanie. Thank you so much for being so supportive of my project. It makes me happy to know that you enjoy it! :)
March 24th, 2020  
@kgolab How sweet you are. I really appreciate your kind words. Thank you for following along with my project. I am so happy that you find it enjoyable! :)
March 24th, 2020  
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