During my move, I realized how much I had been collecting for our Victorian home. As I empty containers, I decide which I really need, which is very personal to me and bring the rest to the shop to sell.
When I read the thought above, I understood completely. Why? Because I have a small item setting in my kitchen that was something my dad gave me and it makes me smile. Why? Because our refrigerator is covered with pictures or drawings from our grandchildren. PRICELESS!! I have a cup I used as a child that makes me smile. I have a quilt I bought at an antique shop that makes me smile every time I crawl in bed at night. I have a little powder puff tucked inside a cloth bag that has "vanity" stitched across it. I have a table that reminds me of my grandmother in my project room.
Tucked around all the personal cherished items are pieces I have picked up from here and there to finish the cozy look and feel of my home. When you visit my shop, think about your home and what one or two items could add that special touch to complete a look or feeling. And remember that you are taking home something that someone cherished in their home.