Hard to believe 2018 is coming to a close. December always comes and goes so quickly because it is a month jam packed with so many things to do. Traveling, prepping, shopping, wrapping, cleaning, cooking…the list goes on. I’m excited to start the month off with a Pop Up Market, I was so glad to see the first Saturday of December landed on the 1st of the month. What a perfect way to start this busy time. I love SSM and all that comes with it. The set up, the marketing, the wonderful crowd of friendly faces who pop in, not only shop, but to catch up and say hello. I enjoy the group I work with and all the people who walk through that big roll up door who are as excited as I am to be there. We are very grateful for our amazing customers who over the years have become friends. It’s hard not to get melancholy around this time of year. I look around and realize how blessed I am to love what I do and to love who I do it with. Thank you for allowing us to continue to make a crazy dream a reality.
I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. There are many people in our area who are still displaced from Florence, hard to be thankful when you’re stuck in a situation that you have no control over. I am humbled when I speak to friends who are able to find the good in everything and make the best of the hardship they have found themselves stuck in. We had a nice day this year, friendly faces, lots of laughter and delicious food. When all our guests left, Brad and I sat outside in front of a fire and a full moon. Perfect ending to a lovely day. He said, not necessarily to me, just out loud, “It’s never going to get easier.” All day Lindsay was heavy on my mind, I know she was an everyone’s mind. She always will be. Missing her will always be the “elephant in the room.” The missing link. Brad has always said the Holidays aren’t always necessarily the hardest day because you know they are coming, you can plan and prepare yourself for the inevitable sadness. It’s the random days and uneventful days that sneak up on you. Counting how many people will be eating over and not saying her name, making a Christmas list and not writing her name. Seeing a sweet necklace or a cute outfit or a funky pair of boots and knowing she would have loved them, and then not buying them for her. No, it’s never going to get easier. I ask you to remember that when visiting this year. If you know someone who has lost a piece of their heart, remember to mention them. Hearing their name, hearing a story and laughing about a memory may be the greatest gift they receive. Life isn’t always easy, but it is easy to take time out of your day to just be kind, to think before you speak and to let someone know you care. If you are curious about the Lindsay M. Benton Foundation or would like to donate for #givingtuesday or if you’re looking to make a charitable donation before the end of the year, please take a peek at our website to learn more about what we do and why we do it. We appreciate all the love and support y’all have given us throughout the year (yep, I said y’all!)
Our regular Market is the third weekend, as it should be, and I know it’s going to be loaded to the rafters with fabulous finds! 2019 will have a small change in our Sunday hours, so keep an eye out for the announcement before the January Market. We’re not sharing the change yet as we don’t want to cause confusion!
Speaking of confusion, our dates, hours and directions can always be found on our website, so no need to stress over the question,
“Is it Seaglass weekend?”
The answer is always available at http://www.seaglasssalvagemarket.com.
We hope this holiday season is wonderful for everyone, and we thank you for letting Seaglass Salvage Market be part of it!
•Pop Up December 1st 10:00-4:00
•Regular Market Fri 12/14 9:00-3:00, Saturday 12/15 9:00-5:00 & Sunday 12/16 12:00-5:00.
We look forward to seeing you!