When we sold our former home last summer, I sorted and purged as I packed. I thought I had gotten rid of all of our excess stuff.
When we moved into our new to us home in September, I ended up getting rid of a lot more stuff as I unpacked. I parted with things that I didn't feel belonged in our new home, didn't fit somewhere, or I was just tired of.
Then I bought Marie Kondo's books, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and Spark Joy. I went through everything again, parting with more things that I no longer loved.
It was then that I realized, that I had collected some ironstone pieces just because they were ironstone and I had found them for a bargain while out thrifting. I ended up only keeping the pieces that I truly love and sold and donated the rest.
And then, on a getaway last week we stopped at a favorite antique mall at one of our favorite beach towns. On our last visit there I had seen two ironstone bowls with a unique design I'd not seen before. I hadn't bought them then, and regretted it. They were still there, and I was able to dicker the price down, so I bought them this time. They are the two bowls on the right in the photo below.
The moral of this story is, I make a terrible minimalist. Evidently, too many things "spark joy" for me!
Well, it's almost Friday, friends.
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a safe and BLESSED weekend!