I think that owning stuff you love is underrated.
Do you get what I mean by that? I think we often times settle for something we don’t really love, just because it’s utilitarian. And, sometimes there is just no getting around that.
But, sometimes you can have something that checks the box in both the beauty and function categories.
When I spotted this dustpan in an antique store, it was like a win-win. I love the look and I love the size of it and the “cover” on the top that keeps fluff from floating away.
Yeah, it’s just a dustpan, but why shouldn’t a dust pan bring a little smile to your face when you use it?
In the same shopping trip, I also bought this sweet little whisk broom…
Something, like this little broom, that was utilitarian, but is pretty enough to use for decoration.
At Lucketts, I picked up a couple of German top sheets. They actually button to the top of a duvet cover. I mean, if you’re going to have sheets, why not have them pleated and trimmed, right? I’ll probably repurpose them, but they were just too pretty to pass up.
This isn’t a utilitarian piece, but I also bought a piece of ironstone. Since I have a lot of pieces in my own collection and I buy and sell a lot, I only buy pieces for myself that are really interesting or unique. I had never seen a casserole quite like this, so I snapped it up.
It was fun to bring a few new things into my house after I did so much shopping to sell to others. I have a rule (that I mostly stick to) that as new things come in, old things need to leave.
So, I did sell a few of my things from my house in the most recent online sale and I’ve gathered a few other things. (Don’t worry, my old plastic dustpan is not included!)
Speaking of the online shop we do have more things to list, but we had to regroup after the flurry of the last sale. I also ordered some more French soaps, German brushes, and braided jute trim. And we spent today getting a new shipping area set up (seriously, we were all over the place) and worked on other logistical-non-creative-business-y-things. After a full day of that, I put my head in my hands.
“I really need to do something creative tomorrow.”
And that’s what I intend to do…