Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thought of the day

"Do not keep anything in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful" - William Morris, founder of the English Arts and Crafts Movement.

This is my new mantra.

7 comments:

Karen said...

Whoa! Great new look!

I've had too much coffee this morning and all the comments whirring through my head have to do with husbands, and children, and laundry.

No one and nothing is safe! (books excepted, of course)

Tinsie said...

Thanks! Wasn't too sure about the new look, but can't work out how to go back to the old one, so it might be a keeper after all.

LOL @ the comments! Do come back after you've had a full shot of morning coffee. I'm on my first cup, and it's already PM.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i have JUST cleared my house of 10 years worth of accumulated stuff, so this is definitely highly applicable to me!

Per Stromsjo said...

...or when someone dear knows it to be useful or believes it to be beautiful... :)

Tinsie said...

@ Mediterranean Kiwi: Well done, you!

@ Per Stromsjo: Haha! Good point :-)

Per Stromsjo said...

One of the advantages of not living alone, I suppose. Constantly having to defend one's clinging to various stuff will probably contribute to a slight reduction of that same collection... over time...

:)

Tinsie said...

Very true! Especially if you live with a confirmed non-hoarder, like my good husband ;-)