'Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful' ... a very famous and oft repeated quote from William Morris.
I feel this way about most of my stuff and that is why in the latter stages of my decluttering journey things have slowed right down. When you get to the nitty gritty of your possessions you really have to think. Some things I would never part with and two of them are my gorgeous old wooden boxes. I don't have the keys to either of them as they were both car boot sale purchases and cheap because of that, but in my eyes they are both beautiful and useful. After all you can hide a multitude of sins in a gorgeous wooden box. 😀
The top smaller box is actually a money box with two slits in the top, why two I have no idea as there is no divider in the box itself and one of the holes is very slim, so slim that no coins will fit through ... a puzzle that I quite like. The much bigger and equally beautiful box is full of small candles and tea lights ready to replenish any that I burn, it's nice to have them handy.
I think I could honestly say if I had to choose just 100 possessions as some true minimalists do, then these two boxes would be among that number.
The little drawer for Day 17 of the Advent calendar gave me a bottle of perfume ... sadly I really do not like the scent of this one.
If any of you happen to know you like this particular Aldi scent and would like it yourself please leave a comment (I will then ask you for a second comment which I will not publish) and then post it on to you, it seems a shame to waste it. Sadly this must be for UK readers only due to postage costs.
Now claimed - thank you.
Sue xx 🎄