Lemons And Leftovers: Finding Beauty in Imperfections

Get ready for an exciting sale this weekend called "Lemons and Leftovers!" In life, we often come across things that are scratched, dented, or broken, which we typically view as flaws and might as well throw away. However, this sale is all about embracing imperfections and finding the hidden beauty within them. Just like lemons that may have a few blemishes but are still deliciously refreshing, and leftovers that may not be as fresh but can still be enjoyed, this sale encourages us to see the value in the imperfect and discover the extraordinary potential that lies within. So, let's dive into the world of "Lemons and Leftovers" and explore how imperfections can be a source of unique beauty in decor and also in our lives.


Creative Repurposing:

Just like turning lemons into lemonade, finding creative ways to repurpose broken or scratched items is a favorite pastime for me. I frequently joke that so much of my home decor is broken, glued, or repainted. I enjoy taking broken things from our store and fixing them up. It's fun to let your imagination run wild and discover the joy of giving new purpose to imperfect items. Below is a badly broken, beaded lantern that I stapled and then painted black. The taller vase fell at the store and needed to be glued; then it fell again at my home; it's barely standing up, but I love it! And the marble cross snapped in two, only to be repaired with some super glue. In fact, the I got the chairs in the background, all 6 of them for $20--I reupholstered and painted them, and now they are amazing!

Learning and Growth:

Just as the scratched or broken items in our sale have their unique stories, our own broken pieces contribute to our personal growth and development. Each challenge, setback, or disappointment we encounter is an opportunity for learning and share that growth with others. I know we're stronger, wiser, and more compassionate as we navigate through life's ups and downs. 

Strength and Resilience:

Our broken pieces, like scars, can serve as reminders of our strength and resilience. Just as my cracked vase holds its shape despite its imperfections, we too can withstand the trials that come our way with the Lord's strength. It's through overcoming adversity that we discover the depths of our inner strength and emerge even more resilient than before.

Empathy and Compassion:

I've talked to so many of you who have experienced deep brokenness and loss in your own lives. Through these hard times, I know we've developed a sense of empathy and compassion towards others who are going through similar struggles. A perfect life isn't attractive to anyone because we know it's neither real nor relatable. Brokenness allows us to connect with others on a deeper level, offering support, understanding, and a listening ear. By sharing our own stories of brokenness, we can inspire and uplift those around us to help them realize they are not alone.

In the "Lemons and Leftovers" sale, we celebrate the beauty in imperfect items. Similarly, in our own lives, our broken pieces contribute to the beauty that emerges from our personal journeys. Through learning and growth, strength and resilience, empathy and compassion, we add depth, character, and beauty to the tapestry of our lives. So, let us cherish our broken pieces and continue to find the extraordinary beauty within ourselves. Let's lean on our faith, unleash our creativity, and find joy in discovering the beauty that lies within the brokenness.
See you soon~




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  • Janice Nichols

    What craft are you working on today ?

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