Monthly Archives: April 2016

I’m sorry for the things I said when it was Winter

No Winter lasts forever. No Spring skips its turn.

This Spring has been the most inspirational for me in a long time!

I’m a self-confessed Border Hoarder. It’s when you’re not quite a hoarder, but you’re right on the border. I’ve been working hard this winter to organize the hoard and either sell or donate anything that no longer serves me or my family. Mind you, this hoard also contains my business inventory which frequently co-mingles with my personal home decor. My struggles with letting things go has been pretty well documented on this blog namely here and here.

I don’t know if it is age or if after two years in this business it just gets easier to determine what material objects bring me joy and which ones I’m okay with letting go of. So I have sold numerous items dirt cheap on Craigslist not because I don’t still love them but because it was time to let them go.

I do love going in to someones home and seeing the things they’ve collected that are a true reflection of them and where they have been. I am however coming to the conclusion that you really don’t need ALL collections of ALL things displayed ALL at once.

Here’s why:

  1. Less to dust and clean (need I go on?)
  2. If you keep some things stored away, you have your very own store to shop from when you need to freshen up your space.

I have a few collections that I love with my whole heart but I flat out get sick of looking at them every day and begin to resent cleaning and dusting them. Now, I am not talking about Precious Moments in a curio cabinet here.  I am talking about beautifully aged silver trays or the hand stitched vintage quilts I CANNOT stop buying.  These things are works of art to me.  Not simply numbered beanie babies that you have in trash bags in the attic because “they will be worth something someday” #truestory

Some people are most comfortable in a clean home, some in a minimal home I am most comfortable surrounded my things that that make my heart happy.

I have taken this Spring to really evaluate what exactly that is and edit out anything that does not fit. Whether that means selling to the lowest bidder or just packing away for a down day something that will make my heart sing when I pull it out, dust it off and find new place to put it.

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Stay tuned for more spring inspiration.

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