Remembered Treasure ...
I bought this so long ago, I have no recollection of when I bought it. I mean, I remember buying it, but I don't remember how long ago. A long time, though. Perhaps before I moved into this house.
But this afternoon, my brain remembered it, remembered that I had stashed it in the linen closet, so I went looking, and yup, there it was, still bubble-wrapped. And well-taped.
I snipped through the tape and unwrapped it. And then noted that it was grimy inside. I presume I had planned to wash it.
So I did that, giving the inside a once-over with a Q-tip, and dried it with a tissue, and smiled, remembering that when I found it, I figured it was once used to hold lipsticks, but I thought I would find test tubes and pop in flowers instead.
I still might. It's not useful for much else. (Is it? Do you have ideas?) But I love the "fancy" ladies and the "That Girl" ladies and its hint of pinkness and its "Made in Italy" stamp.
I try not to buy stuff for buying-stuff's sake, but I couldn't let something so kitschy stay left behind. Even if I did then let it languish in my closet.
But it's freed now.