Saturday, 6 October 2012
For most of us it's about having lovely things around us. I love small things and just lately have been adding slowly to my stock!
When my mother-in-law died, we had to clear out her house, and were appalled at the amount of rubbish stored in drawers and cupboards - bags full of, well, more bags! Small amounts of money stashed in old chocolate boxes, and enough sheets to keep a small hospital going for a couple of weeks.
Both DH and I said that we would never get like that, and so, have gone through our stuff and donated hoards to charity shops and sold bits through auction houses. We had nothing, literally, left except what we needed to live life comfortably. But slowly, slowly, starting with a display table, and then a display cupboard, we've been adding again. There's simply no hope!! I'm worse than DH - cannot live in a vacuum it seems, however nice it looks in the property and interior magazines.
So I publicly apologize to my family who may need to do a bit of sorting when I've passed on. All I can say in my defence is that I'm trying to keep it small, ok??
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