I spent the morning tending shop in this pretty place and it got me to thinking about the way I do things. It's more about evolution over time than a sudden change, but I would like to live with as few things as possible, and make sure the items I choose are the best example I can find. It's not about cost, but instead choosing to carefully curate what you allow into your life.
I would start with one great pair of scissors (kept in a pretty vessel so I would always know where they are), instead of the six pairs of mediocre ones floating around our house currently...
How about a pretty dish filled with high-quality salt next to the stove and ready to go?
And some beautiful copper pots in which to make meals for our families. Just a few of them will do.
Don't forget a pretty platter on which to serve your family those meals...
and some interesting jars to make even every day basics seem special.
A nice rug on which to stand will make your shoes happy.
And interesting literature will make YOU happy.
Thrifted sweater dresses make everyone happy.
Eat more fruit. But not those apples--they're marble.
Surround yourself with friends.
Most importantly--find beauty in the unexpected.
Cheers! To living life your own way.
Posted by Katherine on Monday, November 23, 2009