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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.
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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...
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How about a pretty dish filled with high-quality salt next to the stove and ready to go?
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And some beautiful copper pots in which to make meals for our families. Just a few of them will do.
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Don't forget a pretty platter on which to serve your family those meals...
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and some interesting jars to make even every day basics seem special.
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A nice rug on which to stand will make your shoes happy.
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And interesting literature will make YOU happy.
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Thrifted sweater dresses make everyone happy.
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Eat more fruit. But not those apples--they're marble.
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Surround yourself with friends.
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Most importantly--find beauty in the unexpected.

Cheers! To living life your own way.

Hugs,
Kat

8 comments:

Amy H. said...

I loved this post! What about a good cousin? I did not choose you, but I could not have picked better ones than the ones I have. We will miss you guys on Thanksgiving but will eat a gingerbread cookie from the big jar and think of you.

mrs boo radley said...

Love the sea salt, the copper, and the name Orion.

This was a beautiful post.

Jamie said...

This is an awesome post! I love it!!!! xo

{april kennedy} said...

I loved this post too! And I bought copper pots last year for my Christmas present and it does make making dinner feel that so much more special for some reason. I love simplifying and feeling fulfilled at the same time. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

nicole said...

i couldn't agree more! love all of your pictures. hope you have a very happy thanksgiving!! nm

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Lovely post. And BOY do I need one good pair of scissors--right on!

lisa@heritageartifacts.com said...

I have tears in my eyes right now. Your lovely words and inspired pictures have started my day in such a positive way. Thank you for seeing and appreciating beauty in all of its unusual forms.

Happy Thanksgiving, Kathryn.

Laurie Anne said...

What a sweet post!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
from your Canadian neighbour xx