Remember how, in July, I got a little lucky with the yard sales and bought lots of vases and home accessories? Well, after visiting our home town (where I found many of my fun finds) Hubby & I drove back to the townhouse, I hurriedly took care of a few last minute details and two days later I was overseas. All of my finds stayed packed in a box (or two or three). Now I am a bit overwhelmed by the task of finding everything a home, especially because my “home” for the last month has been so, ummm, “spartan” . . .
My mom has a good handle on displaying beloved items without her space looking packed to the gills. I love the cute little handmade goods and artwork she has scattered about her house, displayed in a casual but distinctly un-cluttered way. I think the key is to have one piece showcased at a time. This bookcase is pretty spare (other than being jammed full of books) and this one ornamentation is given room to “breathe”.
Before I embark on my unpacking mission, what are your tips for not letting small bits and bobs overwhelm or clutter a space?
|This handmade cat (actually a pen-holder) was purchased when I lived in Kingston, ON|