In all the excitement of cool skies, northern lights and car purchasing, I have neglected to post this weeks free store photos. We got to the free store late Sunday after the dog sled race and it was pretty picked over, but I did manage to snag a set of three easels.
I absolutely love when people put notes on their donations to the store. The train table which is now our coffee table had a cute note. The fact that people will put in the effort for the benefit of other when they get nothing in return, warms the cockles of my heart.
I wasn't sure if "cockles of my heart" was a real saying so I just looked it up and there is a theory it comes from the resemblance of a cockle to the heart. Cockles were the bivalve mulluscs that sweet Molly Malone pedalled and were a staple of British diet at the time the saying originated.
This week there was a great note selling a toilet, one of three choices including a rare vintage green commode.