I have been reading a lot lately on downsizing, but really why not surround yourself in things you love? Why get rid of everything and stare at four bare walls? Sure it makes it easier to move, but why not enjoy what you love? Live in the moment. Don't worry about a possible move down the road when you are going into a rest home and your kids have to have a garage sale.
I see so many people blogging about getting rid of everything because they are old.
Worried about their kids having to sort through everything. Well I have had to do that twice now in the last four years for my parents. I still wouldn't change a thing. I love my things. I enjoy seeing my rooms decorated and happy. It makes me smile when I walk into one of them.
Seeing four empty walls would make me sad. Just because someone might have to sort through it all and get rid of it someday.
The same thing goes for my garden. I love my plants and flowers. I love the trees that grow and shade my home. Sure the leaves are a pain in the butt when it comes to Fall, but the immense joy they bring the rest of the year is priceless.
If you are thinking you need to down size because someone else says you should re think that.
Make yourself happy. Don't worry about what other people think.
Live in the moment that makes you smile. Enjoy your garden. Enjoy your home.
Life on earth is so short. Don't live it the way someone else says you should.
Decorate the way that makes you happy. Because after all you are the one living in your home not those folks on HGTV etc.
So that being said I bought a new antique table. I have no idea what it was used for in it's previous life, but I love it. It works perfectly in my bedroom next to my bed. It was from France.
The body is metal with marble a top and bottom. I love the green marble. So perfect for my room. Goes nicely with my Mom's antique furniture. Which brings me to another rant. I have read a lot about antiques being a thing of the past. In more ways then one obviously.
I love antiques. So there you go. Not everyone is throwing out their parents stuff and running off to IKEA to shop. Obviously some are no doubt, but not everyone. So follow your heart when it comes to those family heirlooms. If it is something you can use and enjoy, hold on to it and enjoy it. Don't let a guy/gal on t.v. etc. tell you that antiques are out. They can be re purposed into something you can love and enjoy.