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.
See Y'all Soon!