Thursday, April 8, 2010

~ Small Treasures

This is the time of year that I usually get a strong desire to just strip everything from a room and almost start over. Sometimes the walls get a new color, maybe the rug changes, but certainly almost all of the accessories get moved or replaced. My version of spring cleaning I guess.

I also find that I don't want lots of small things. They just seem like clutter. And then you find one thing, that although small isn't quite clutter to you at all.

With the beautiful weather outside, I'm having a tough time finishing even doing room before I'm outside, still trying to figure out what to do about plants that need replacing after the freeze, and what other dirty mischief I can get into. Cody Puppy is finally getting where I can leave him alone for a few minutes and work outside. Just as long as I keep checking on him every few minutes or take him for a very long walk to wear him out a bit first.

Now when you get back to the mess you made of moving things around and not actually putting them back where they belong (oh yeah, that might just be me who does that!) do you sometimes find little surprises that just kind of created themselves? I love to discover little arrangements that I might have done a bit by accident. A gathering of lovely things that somehow came together, and look so perfectly suited for each others' company.

There are times I have wanted to toss anything out that was cheap and instead only keep quality, or more expensive treasures. Of course sometimes you get very lucky and you find a treasure which should not be so inexpensive. But I actually mean little treasures that might have cost so little and yet they stay with you for years.

This silly little clay bird has been here for quite a while, and has been a part of many holiday decorations and almost always get used for a little springtime fun. It most likely cost less than $10. The old books I set on the table waiting to use somewhere. And the keys, I just always keep out. I love old keys. They just looked so nice there.
Small treasures.

See Y'all Soon!


  1. Oh how I relate to you and wanting everything different. Must be Spring sickness. Just seems like everything needs to be light and airy. I love your pretty bird and the books and keys are just a wonderful vignette, even if you didn't plan it. Have fun Spring fluffing. Hugs, Marty

  2. Hello Donna...

    What a lovely vignette, my friend! I love your sweet little bird...he definitely looks happy atop those great old books! Ohhh...and I love old keys too! You're absolutely right...little treasures!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful vignette with us today!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. Those small treasures are what make our house our home. Those things we are just so used to seeing that we really don't even see them anymore ~ until we move them. Sometimes it's good to move things around a bit; mix it up. I always find that when I move something, like maybe a picture, I find a new appreciation for it in its new spot.

  4. Just love the little things, and it is hard to be inside this time of year. I have a furniture moving around bug, my husband never knows what to expect or where to find stuff, I just changed everything in the bedroom, I would love to live clutter free, YEAH RIGHT LOL
    your fairy friend

  5. Love your goodies and I do the same thing, go crazy this time of feels so good.

  6. Sometimes, little treasures are the best. I love your vignette. Happy Spring!

  7. Those little keys are my favorite also. There is an antique mail in the Anchorage area that had an entire bowl full of them a few weeks ago. The prices seemed a bit high at $8 apiece, regardless, I may have to splurge and buy a few.

    If you ever decide to part with any of your beloved aged books I'd be first in line to take those off your hands. :)) Books are such a gift and to be cherished. You and I have that in common.

    Actually, you've given me an idea for a post on a book that I stumbled upon in a very messy thrift store.

    Thank you for the inspirations as always:))


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