My all time favorite quote by William Morris is Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. I live by this rule and it has only allowed for order, appreciation and joy.
I can honestly say there is hardly a thing in my home that I do not love.
It’s amazing how much less is bought or accumulated when you ask yourself at the store or when looking through a pile of hand me downs “Do I LOVE this? I mean do I really, really LOVE this?” And yes this should apply to everything, even a broom or dust pan.
Above are a few things I brought home recently from the thrift/antique store that I truly love. They even give me a touch of the goosebumps I love them so much.
Arrow floor lamp (dining room)
Hand forged iron and brass sconce (dining room)
Unsigned still life watercolor (dining room)
Studio pottery pitcher (kitchen)
Black and gold wood mirror (living room)
Wicker bee skep (garden)
Note: In my Creating Space for Beauty and Simplicity in the Home subscription I will touch more on this topic along with simple practices and ideas on creating spaces that reflect beauty, originality and simplicity in the home.