Today's Affirmation - 12/30/2011

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I will take inventory of my possessions, releasing the old to make room for a better future. I discovered this great Antique Shop in Roanoke, TX. It’s easy to discern between trinkets and treasures when it belongs to somebody else; however, when it’s your own, we often don’t take the time to remove things of useless value that can be donated to charity or put to better use in some other capacity.



I was immediately drawn to the Adirondack Chairs. While similar to the authentic homemade chairs I saw in Maine, they still stirred up nostalgia. Many Long Horn Fans would love to have that great wall decoration. I see them in many homes and farms here in Texas when I'm doing business. It's easy to make sport fans happy when you visit a place like this!

This wonderful Antique Shop was fun to browse through. If you’re looking for Antiques, I highly recommend it. The owner makes you feel right at home. He's knowledgable, friendly, informative, and he invites you to take a look around. It's easy to do business here because the owner has a positive attitude. He enjoys what he does.


Christmas is a time to bring out the collectibles. It's joyful and melancholy. Trinkets and treasures come from all parts of the world and we collect things from many different people that come into our life.  Sometimes, it's hard to let go... The ornaments are hung by the fireplace with care; then packed away with new additions to the storage boxes. How much stuff can a person stuff?

Antiques transports us back into time. We are reminded of a part of our culture, family heritage and traditions. What is the value of collectibles to you? Do you yearn to hang on to the past or are you making room for your future? Does the accummulation of possessions make you feel wealthy and powerful or do you find it suffocating? To everything there is a purpose. This room is nicely decorated for the Antique Collector. The owner is organized and he takes pride in his merchandise. I would do business with him.


I was attracted to the cleanliness here at the Antique Store. Stuff wasn't scattered. There was pride of ownership. This place helped me to put things into perspective. In order to make way for my future, I have to discern between my trinkets and trash. People moving or experiencing life changes, have to do the same. I'm in the business of selling houses. Often times, it's hard to let go, or people get stuck in a time capsule. They allow their stuff to weigh them down and find it overwhelming to give things away. Perhaps, a thing represents more than a chair to sit down, or a table to place something on. Is it a memory that clings that you can't release? Or do you find you need to have things to hang on because they represent the people from your past? 

An Antique store is a glimpse into the past. It can make positive changes in a person's life. There's money to be made in antiques... but the buck stops here. I have to think about my future and what's truly of value to me. I will take inventory of my possessions, releasing the old to make room for a better future. If you're passing through Roanoke, Texas please stop by the old Antique Shop on Oak Street.


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Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

More stuff than you can shake a stick at! Never really understood that expression, but it seems appropriate.


Dec 30, 2011 03:22 AM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Patricia,  Great blog, it is nice to look at the past but we need to look at the future to get what we want.  Suggest.

Dec 30, 2011 03:24 AM #2
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Patricia  - love this little antique shop - so many interesting things to look at! To your point - it's easy to spot someone else's clutter, but very hard when "things" have memories behind them. I personally don't buy any trinkets and love a clutter free home, but when someone gives me a gift, I treasure it - it's no longer a "trinket"!

Dec 30, 2011 03:26 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good resolution.  Many of us need to reduce the clutter in our lives and that includes getting rid of stuff that we no longer need.  Some of us wish to simplify our lives and downsize but that is a very difficult process that is too easily deferred.  

Happy Holidays!  Happy New Year!

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Dec 30, 2011 03:55 AM #4
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

You always touch on something of great interest to me.  Antiqueing is one of my favorite things to do.  I imagine all kinds of things when I look through these quaint little shops and find wonderful things that belonged to someone else.  I imagine them sitting on a rocker knitting or setting the table with the china and crystal that is so carefully displayed.  I can spend hours in antique shops making up stories that make me smile, just as your post did this morning Patricia.

Dec 30, 2011 04:04 AM #5
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Than,

Isn't it funny how a phrase jumps into your head for no apparent reason?  That's a good one!


Dec 30, 2011 04:56 AM #6
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


For me, there is nothing more comfortable than an Adirondack chair. They just invite you to sit down.


Dec 30, 2011 07:24 AM #7
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Patricia, I should post some pictures of my booths in the Creamery Antique store.  We always get compliments on how clean and well-organized we are.  

Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2011 08:16 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Everytime we have moved we have given away truckloads to Salvation Army.  As I have unpacked, I often have seen items that i hung on to and wondered why...Thanks for another one of you lovely posts.  Have a wonderful rest of the day. A

Dec 30, 2011 08:43 AM #9
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Patricia that looks like a fantastic store. I love your pictures. Yes i love the chairs. I had 2 of them but a tree fell in the last storm and guese where it landed. i could have fun in that store. Have a great Evening

Dec 30, 2011 10:49 AM #10
Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Patricia. love your Blog the post and the affirmation. Love the antique store and how you connected. Great post....inspired! Thank you! Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2011 12:19 PM #11
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
You never know when I may be passing through Roanoak, Texas!! I will most definitely stop in!! Very cool!
Dec 30, 2011 02:21 PM #12
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Patricia - I hope you both have a Happy New Year and Best Wishes in 2012!

Dec 30, 2011 03:06 PM #13
Anne M. Costello
Weidel Realtors - Yardley, PA

Patricia: "Releasing the old to make way for a better future." The true memories are in our heads and  more importantly in our hearts. The clutter in our lives slows us down, and for some even paralyzes us. I am on a mission here at home; however, I seem to be the only one on that mission. Perhaps my example will inspire.  Thank you for your friendship in the Rain. Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy, Successful, Clutter Free New Year!

Dec 30, 2011 11:01 PM #14
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


It's amazing how one thing here and another there soon add up to a huge collection. Good idea! :)


Jan 03, 2012 10:47 AM #15
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Looks like a great little store to visit and spend some time admiring and browsing.

Jan 07, 2012 09:17 AM #16
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