I tried to categorize them....however, that was clearly going to be a gigantic waste of time. So, I made a big file that says "Random Phone Pics". And if it weren't for this blog, nobody would ever see them...EVER..
These particular pictures are about our Saturday auction days with Bert. A couple of years ago, when my house was clearly overwhelmed by my non-stop treasure-hunting -- I developed this new strategy. Instead of bidding -- I take a picture. I don't get quite the same adrenaline rush -- but it was simply not possible to BUY every treasure I see....
|This little glass jar went for $50...I thought that was a lot...|
|I'm pretty sure I took this picture because the whole set went maybe $80?? I thought that was too little...|
|And Bert and I ALWAYS have an ugly lamp moment. They usually sell for $1....|
|IF I WAS STARTING OVER -- I'd buy this set. These were the colors of my wedding...|
|I cannot tell you how many Saturdays Bert and I spend doing THIS...(we are most likely doing this today, because it is a Saturday)|
|My sister Ronda collects both nativity scenes AND Precious Moments...|
|My nephew Cory has a horse farm -- can you see this table made out of welded horseshoes??|
|THIS is how we start our Saturdays!! My favorite meal to eat OUT -- BREAKFAST!! (see those portions? Welcome to Iowa -- now you understand why we are fat).|
|As much as I loved this fabric -- and the whole box went for $1 -- I took the picture and moved on...|
|More random pictures of stuff piled on tables...|
|I HAVE NO IDEA why I took most of these pictures...like so many things in a life -- it just seemed like a good idea at the time...|
|I took this picture of a sewing machine with my phone, to send to my friend Linda, who was in the market at the time...|
|I LOVED this fabulous sofa!! I was very happy for the girl who was furnishing her first apartment. I'll bet it makes her smile every time she walks in the door...|
|SO MANY BOOKS at all these auctions. But I long ago ran out of room for books...so it's an easy resist for me. With the help of this here picture...|
In the old days, you had to PAY money to have every photo developed. So they were valuable for two big reasons. First of all -- it required a lot of effort and time to take a picture. Secondly, there was an investment in the camera, the film AND most of all, the developing.
Cellphone pictures are no more valuable than a Kleenex or a ziplock baggie. Meant for a one-time use...then you throw them away. When I was going through the hundreds of pictures on my phone, I realized they were taken on the spur of the moment...and if nobody EVER saw them....well -- the world would go on spinning....
Then, (too bad for you) I remembered I have this blog...so I could show YOU the pictures before I push the delete key...