My home is cluttered. I live in a small one bedroom flat with very limited storage space and I have too much stuff. I see clean uncluttered spaces in other peoples homes on the internet and look around at my things and think "I should probably put at least half of this stuff away." But unless an empty, room sized, cupboard is going to magically appear out of nowhere, it just isn't happening. Besides, I strongly suspect that I am a clutter type of person. If I wasn't, I wouldn't have so much stuff in the first place. Right? This post has been inspired by Kelley who writes at Magneto Bold Too. Kelley showed us a few of the lovely things that bring a smile to her face whenever she sees them and invited us to do the same. Here are some of my happy things. Things that make me smile, things that I love and have loved since I got them.
My butterfly lampshade that I found at one of the "hard rubbish collections" one year. With one of the semi circular panels broken, covered in dust and no lamp base, I could still see the beauty, so brought it home and cleaned it up, then fitted it to an old lamp base I had stashed away.
My mum's crystal dessert plates, once a set of six, now only five. Mum brought these with her when we came out from Germany.
This quirky little bouncy elephant magnet, given to me for my birthday by a friend. He is attached to his magnet by a short spring, his ears are attached by a short spring and his trunk is too, so whenever I open or close the fridge door, he bounces. Angel loves it.
My Christmas elf that I have had since I was four or five years old.
Bedroom furniture that I painted myself (see the brush marks?) in colours that I love.
Once a roomful of mismatched new and secondhand pieces,
now the colours tie the room together. There is another small chest of drawers in the same colours as this miniature one.
My quilt cover set, a little faded now at eighteen years old, I still love it and wouldn't dream of replacing it.
This small paper weight, given to me by one of my sons, bought at school from one of those "buy mum a gift" stalls held every year in time for Mother's Day.
The small spray of glow-in-the-dark stars I stuck onto my fridge. My own little Milky Way.
A house warming wind chime gift from one of my girls.
Lastly, my Witch House, bought by ex hubby #2. It was the only one in the store and when he wanted to buy it, the manager said it wasn't for sale until all the witches, available separately and individually, had been sold. So L bought all the witches, and the house. There are seventeen witches here, I stuck them on with super glue, and three others hidden in a drawer because Angel won't leave them alone. The house is now in a glass front cupboard up high so he can't get to it.
Why not join us and show a few of the things you love most, things that make you smile when you see them.Link back to Kelley if you do.