Growing up one of my mom's favorite sayings was, "One man's junk, is another man's treasure." Every single time I wanted to throw something away, she would say, "No! We can sell it or donate it to someone...remember, just because we are done with it, doesn't mean that someone else won't find value in it."
I've held on to that thought over the years. It actually made it very difficult for me to toss a few stained tablecloths a couple of weeks ago, but I finally overcame and freed myself of them.
Well, not more than a day later, I received a text, from a girlfriend, asking if said tablecloths had been picked up by the sanitation workers yet. If not, she was hosting a party for her daughter's birthday and would love to use them. She had already purchased purple overlays, so the stains would be camouflaged and they would really dress up the tables.
The cloths were actually still in my garage, in a bag, neat and tidy. I gave them to my friend and she used them at her absolutely fabulous party ~ the dessert table alone was post worthy! There was so much food, so artfully displayed that the stains on the cloths were not detectable. At all.
No one would've ever guessed that those white tablecloths were less than perfect and with one hundred people milling around dropping food and making new stains, it was probably best that they weren't!
So thanks to my little blog, those old cloths were pulled from the trash and recycled one more time. I have no idea if my friend kept them or tossed them, but I am glad to know that for at least one day, they became treasure again!
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