As I was dusting yesterday (not fun, but necessary) I thought about the title of the book, The Way We Live With The Things We Love.
I remembered a quote by William Morris
and began looking around my house to see if I am following Morris' advice.
My baskets are beautiful - at least I think so.
And, the baskets are holding books which are both beautiful and useful.
My pitcher collection is definitely useful.
As I continued through the house, I decided that I would add one more possibility to William Morris' quote - Meaningful.
The spatterware pitcher and Manhattan plate are both beautiful and can be useful,
but more important to me are the memories they evoke.
Beautiful, of no real use, but very special is this shell from the Indian Ocean.
When we downsized to our little cottage, I gave most of my family pieces to my sister, but these 3 items made the cut.
Another favorite piece is my mother's cedar chest which I painted white last year.
When I received these candlesticks, my friend apologized that they were used, but said she thought they would be perfect in our apartment.
This is one of my favorite pitchers and for years it sat on a shelf, but I have begun to use it regularly.
There is a purpose for nearly everything we have in the house.
I know you all have useful and beautiful items in your homes,
but what are the "special" items in your home that make you smile?
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
I am joining
From My Front Porch to Yours - Treasure Hunt Thursday
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson - Share Your Cup Thursday
Lavender Garden Cottage - Cottage Style Party
Mz. Moozy's Open House - Tuesday's With a Twist