"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Small Things



Why am I enamored with small things, like this teeny flatware?  Or, a stack of these old penny candy bags used in a general store from long ago. Perhaps I like miniaturized things because they are easier to find space for, you know,not bigger than a breadbasket. I have finally reached the stage in life that I never believed I'd reach.  I believe I need to purge my environs; take Mies Van der Rohes' (Bauhaus aesthetic) advice that  "less is more".   Sometimes I think I would like to build a modern house, get rid of everything and start anew with a few classic, good pieces. Young women take heed [this bit of advice] save your money!  You don't need most of the stuff you gather for the next few decades.  It will begin to suffocate you; worry you, weigh you down until you finally reach the age where you don't care about it at all anymore and by then you will have accumulated houses full, barns full, etc.  I don't know everything, but I do know this young ladies and gentlemen.  Save your hard earned money!  I would have been a multi-millionaire by now had someone told me this way back when...  

3 comments:

  1. how true!...I have been clearing the clutter over the last year....now I rarely buy anything unless it is really needed. Crap is crap....yet I love old stuff too....My friend told me that her Mom always said, "Everything has a place...and everything in it's place." That is a little wisdom that we all have discover the hard way! p.s. your word verification is hugely frustrating!

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  2. I didn't know I had any verification on comments. I looked and tried to uncheck the box. I hope it worked. Must have been the changeover to new format.

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  3. Donna, I am afraid your advice will fall on deaf ears, once a collector, it is hard to quit the frenzy. Fortunately, for me, I collect antiques, and think of myself as a keeper of the past. I know, that one day, all this stuff will go on to the next collector and then the next. Besides, what else is there to do with all that money? Come to think of it, a trip to Ireland might have been nice... hmmm.

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