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Captivating Beauty in Everyday Decoration

Earlier this year I read Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living by Tsh Oxenreider.  In this book she talks about organization being a journey.   One of the quotes in her book was, “Have nothing in your houses that you don’t know to be useful or believe to be beautiful,” by William Morris.  I love the quote because as I decorate my house or place items around my home , it makes me consider their value and worth of space in my home.

What is special about it? And if it is special, why is it hidden in a box? Does it need to go to Goodwill or does it need a purpose in the home? I love organizing and decorating my hutch in such a way that items displayed are easy to get to and visually appealing.

In the above picture, the owl I received from a restaurant owner when I was in France at the age of 6.  Directly behind the owl is a picture of the Sacre-Coeur in Paris, France.  Placing these items in daily view remind me of  my childhood summers in France.

Each meal of the day as I get plates out to serve my family, these items are right there, enhancing my everyday life with beauty.  Maybe in sounds silly, but as Tsh Oxenreider says in her book, “Simple living is living holistically with your life’s purpose.”

Do you have items in your home that you love to see on a daily bases?  Ones that capture a time in your life that you cherish. If they are hiding in a box or hidden by another item, this weekend display that item in your home in such a way that you can see it each day. 

If you want to join the organizing journey, I highly encourage you to read Tsh’s book Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living. You wont be disappointed! :)

*This post is linked to The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday. 

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  1. I started decluttering last year… and was just thinking where I will start in the fall when the kids are back in school to keep going. Great quote on how to decide what to keep and what not to. LOVE the owl, such a beautiful memory and treasure!
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    • It seems like a never ending process of de-cluttering for me. Thats why I love Tsh’s point that it’s a journey. There are seasons you need some things and then it’s time to part ways or let it shine in our home!