Hello dear friends,
Through all of the hubbub that involves bringing oodles of donation bags to the local thrift store, I wonder to myself: what to keep what to collect?
I consider myself a collector of curious findings, little objects (and big) that tug on my heart strings and demand that I bring them home!
In all of the loudness I sometimes get my wires crossed I think and hear the wrong voices, or hear the voices that I should really ignore. In other words it is important to my sanity that I keep the collecting to a mentally healthy level.
I also see it as enjoying something for a little while and then passing it on, freeing up space for new things to come home with me. I haven't got a lot of space, and I must be selective. Do you ever find yourself starting to resent something you've bought, wishing you hadn't bought it or that you'd like to get rid of that? I was getting that feeling with so many of my belongings, many of them thrift store or yard sale findings from my teenage years. I am no minimalist, I continue to be a collector of oddness and whimsy, just trying to keep it down to a smaller scale.
These have been my ponderings since my big space overhaul, I do like everything neat and tidy and putting anything in storage breaks my heart (or makes me worry my collecting has gone overboard!) I have added since the paint job though! A new bedspread, white with pink and orange to go with the room without too much of that delightful yet overpoweringly bright raspberry colour. A sweet little studio mirror and cork board. A Rowena Ravenclaw diadem. Two sweet little signs.
Hope everyone is having a lovely week.
PS. Wanted to let everyone know I've popped the Goblin Mine Woodland in the shop! Feel free to take a peek!