Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Need to Edit

Sometimes, I just feel the need to edit.


Don't get me wrong.  I love, love to walk into a well-loved home.  A home that houses a lifetime of collections, whether that be seashells, Willow Tree folk art, or teapots.  A home that has art and photographs on its walls and bookshelves.  Overstuffed chairs next to coffee tables brimming with art books and magazines.

But sometimes, in my own home, I feel suffocated by my stuff.  Like I can't breathe and my "collections" have turned to clutter.

This week, I edited our master bathroom.  I hid all the necessities...moisturizers, lip glosses, toothbrushes, drinking cups.  Dusted off the photos and moved elsewhere.  And added a simple vase of silk hydrangeas, new candle, and crisp white bath towels.

Simplicity.  I love it.


  1. I love to do this from time to time. It just hits me that I want nothing but cleared off counters. and it is a nice quick gratification!

  2. I do this sometimes too...and I think most often during warm weather. Just feels like "less" is better and cooler. Of course, we've had 105-109' the past few days so it is just miserable. Tooo hot, wayyy too early. Anyway, your bath looks great! I do love white towels too.