Sunday, March 29

William Morris

I was chatting with my daughter yesterday about cleaning and decorating.  She recently cleared off her bookshelves and only put back things that were blue or green.  She mentioned my Easter decorations.  I told her that I had enough for my house and hers’ too!

She declined my offer, saying that she likes her tables and shelves clear of clutter and prefers them empty.  I guess she is doing her own kind of “nesting.”  She likes plain white bedding, smooth tables and simple neutral furniture. 

Mom, on the other hand, loves details!Collections, found treasures and family heirlooms.  I like color too.  Lots of color!  My daughter’s living room is painted white with dark wood trim.  She likes that.  I would have gone in there and painted up a storm!

I think we each have our own way of making our houses our “home.”  I love this quote by William Morris:

william morris quote

My daughter and I have been doing this.  You should too.

Blessings,  Kathi


  1. Such a true problem is I love sooo many things. But love minimal simplicity too. One day I'll find my middle ground.

    Thanks for your comments!

  2. I love the simplistic look- I just have too many things! While cleaning this evening, I couldn't help but notice I have no empty bookshelf space!

  3. i love the simple look but then I love the cluttered look in magazines and pics

    gotta love the most though that quote...

    nice visit here today, thanks


  4. Dear Kathi,

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment. I love what you said about your daughter's style of decorating and yours. To each his or her own. I also have always loved that quote.

  5. I love that philosophy, Kathi! I'm into the pale walls and slipcovers with splashes of color from pillows, accents, and paintings. We are all so different in our decorating styles and as this post (perfectly) points out, we all must be true to ourselves and our decorating styles to truly enjoy our homes!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage