"A grandma is just an antique little girl"...unknown
Yes it is really hard to keep from filling the spot you just cleared. One the other hand if you are a frugal or thrifting shopper, the price you pay is less than someone else pays to go to the movie or out to dinner. You save a dollar here, to spend a dollar there.
I'm in the same situation -- supposed to be getting rid of things, but adding more!
Lovely containers! It's especially difficult to pare down when some of the pretty stuff (or not-so-pretty) came from someone special. Good luck!
I like to collect art. And I keep changing the framed family photos on my mantle.Your collectibles are lovely.
I have given up collecting and must go through all of my non-sentimental stuff and get ride of it. All of your things do not look cluttered. They look really lovely, so don't worry until stuff starts falling off the shelf.
I would love to downsize but my husband is a collector and his face tightens up when I suggest such a thing.Maybe that's why I love our Tucson park model - we just bought it last year, we haven't had much time to collect, and I have hope it will remain simple.
Getting rid of stuff leaves room for new stuff without adding to the clutter. Enjoy!
Oh, I love how you are cluttering up your Florida house!
Lovely items, the table is very pretty and very functional. All the colors are so pretty and bright! I've been taking items to the garage for a sale this spring but I understand the need to collect. With me it's mainly seasonal decorations though I've really cut back. I think I'm down to 6 or 8 large rubbermaid totes...that's not too much is it?
Those little items really do brighten up your kitchen. I love throwing out old things -- a good excuse to buy new things although new doesn't have to actually be new! Just new to me. Love the tablecloth -- actually I love collecting table clothes!
Sadly I can relate. I recently told an artist friend of mine that I loved her painting but that I didn't have a single open space of wall to put it. How did that happen??
I think an empty table top is kind of sad. Better to fill it up with plates and pitchers and ... angels.
I understand what you are saying. I'm getting better at not buying these little things because I just don't have any more places to put them. On the other hand, I really love that plate, and the corner would look blah without it. And that blue table, well, it is a find for sure. Love it!
I'm glad that you're adding things while I'm still subtracting! PS I'm psychic!
I like the pitchers in the window, and that plate in the corner is really cool. But what I really love is the view out your window with no damned snow.
I like that colorful plate. It's so cheerful! I'm trying to downsize our things too, but it's awfully hard. Really, really hard.
You present an excellent argument for not throwing out beloved stuff in the first place.
I appreciate readers' comments so much. You don't even always have to agree with me.