I loved this article on de-cluttering written by my favourite Uplevel Your Business Coach, Christine Kane which you can read here. And I especially love the quote she used by William Morris.
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
I remembered Christine's article when I was reading Mardi's blog the other day. Mardi was writing all about her Mini Cushions - teeny, fabric cushions of lovliness...and her family's reaction to them. Her family wanted to know what they were and more importantly, "But what do you DO with them??"
And as Mardi said, not all things have to DO something. She asked the question, "Sometimes I wonder....Why is it that everything needs a use? Can't they just be.... totally useless?"
I agree with Mardi..YES we can surround ourselves wth things that are useful and have a purpose as well as things that are beautiful. Things that make us feel happy. And make us smile.
And my little Made by Mardi Mini Cushion certainly makes me smile. Every day.
Read Mardi's blog post here.