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    A broken winter jacket.

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    Iím having such a hard time with a particular object. It stops me in my tracks in life when I run into something like this, One that I cannot make a decision on. It is vintage, could be expensive I donít really know, itís sentimental, itís a beautiful thing that I will not move to Hermann and I donít now use. UGG.

    Really, just when I think that I have a good handle on the physical objects in my life and I know what to do with them and I can let the sentimental stuff go or at least pack it up tightly in a way that it takes up a tiny bit of space Ė I run into this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I’m having such a hard time with a particular object. It stops me in my tracks in life when I run into something like this, One that I cannot make a decision on. It is vintage, could be expensive I don’t really know, it’s sentimental, it’s a beautiful thing that I will not move to Hermann and I don’t now use. UGG.

    Really, just when I think that I have a good handle on the physical objects in my life and I know what to do with them and I can let the sentimental stuff go or at least pack it up tightly in a way that it takes up a tiny bit of space – I run into this.
    Are you going to leave us forever wondering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    Are you going to leave us forever wondering?
    Oh I didn’t know if anyone actually cared. OK here it is, a vintage Chinese robe, all silk. I don’t hang it up and display it because— Oh I don’t know some reasons, too much trouble not really my decor especially current Decour, pet odors and pet hairs will cling to it and it’s not washable, etc. But I do love it because I love eastern textiles.


    My old boyfriend bought it for me 30+ years ago, so it brings back memories of a magical surprise and a magical Santa Fe trip. Really, tho, I can keep those memories with a photograph.

    I have a plan for offloading stuff that has some obvious value, and in the next year I want to sell it carefully while keeping a tally, and donate those proceeds to our Park Conservancy. I don’t know if I should go to a vintage shop of just regular clothes and they won’t really pay me anything for it, or I should try harder to find a vendor that seeks antique Chinese robes. I poked around on eBay to find out who is selling vintage Chinese robes. I don’t know how to contact those shops outside of eBay.


    The antique sales website “1st Dibs” has a similar robe listed for $1300, but my experience with 1st Dibs it is that their prices are hugely inflated, at least on the Chinese pottery I have seen there.


    My robe

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    The similar robe listed on 1st Dibs

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    Wow, that is a tough call. Very pretty though!

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    Very pretty! I can see why it is a tough call.

    Not sure if tried this or not, but if you can find the shop name on ebay, you can always then try googling it outside of ebay.
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    As part of the "old" shed clean-out, I had found several pieces of sports equipment that actually belonged to the local recreation organization. Had a hard time finding a contact to return the stuff to, so went to one of the fields and dropped it all off into the equipment box! Easy-peasy! 4 items gone!
    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Mahatma Gandhi

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    Beautiful robe!

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    IL, not sure if it would help, but I once found something on a men's coat I had bought for the wool and I saw it had a lapel button. I researched it and found someone who was an expert on lapel buttons and I emailed him and sent him a picture and he bought it for 15 dollars. (Not bad considering coat cost six!)

    Maybe you could contact someone who sells them.

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    Sold a spare scuba hood and spare dive computer. $200 made.

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