2015 – The Year of Using Only What We Love Decorating
I love Christmas …
but I also love packing away all the tinsel and garland, the Shiny Brites and trees and starting fresh.
I’m ready for simplicity.
Less stuff and more of what I truly love.
I’m starting with my gorgeous new Norton console table from Birch Lane that reminds me of an antique radiator screen with the metal mesh back and side panels.
It’s the perfect place to display my collections – the things that make me smile.
I vow that 2015 is my year for purging the excess (difficult for a self professed thrift shop/estate sale/flea market buying junkie).
So while I’ll continue to update, rearrange and style my house, I’ll also be getting rid of things that I haven’t used in ages and that are just taking up space and cluttering up my house (and my life).
One of the reasons I love this console table is because it has plenty of room for storage.
In fact, I am drooling over everything on the Birch Lane site and it’s the perfect place to get inspired with gorgeous display ideas (you should see how they styled my console table)!
Oh, don’t worry, I won’t stop my trips to the thrift shop any time soon …
I’ll just be much more picky about what I bring home.
Here’s to surrounding ourselves with only things we truly love.
Thanks Birch Lane for the perfect piece to show off my collections.
P.S. Check out my fun ideas for stylish living room lamps.
i love that and you outlook for the new year!
Hopefully, I can stay strong and keep on purging!
I’m with you, Kelly! Already bagged up some old Christmas decor to donate — and ready to bag some more things! Have a great day!
You go girl!
I totally agree! I took 12 bags of stuff to the thrift store for donation before Christmas. Time to focus only on what we love!
You’re my hero! I have at least 50 bags I can get rid of (don’t judge)!
It is the perfect piece for your pretty collectibles. Love it
Thanks Julia – it is just missing some bling!
I too am working towards “cleaning”…but it is difficult to let go of things that have memories even if you haven’t used them in forever!
OH I agree – so hard to get rid of sentimental things – I had the hardest time parting with alot of my girls things from when they were little
Words to live by, Kelly. I am also a lover of pretty things, and when I find one, I need an entire collection! But I have vowed this year to clean out and pare down. The beauty of having my little barn shop is that I can find a piece, use it in my home for awhile, then sell it and find another piece to love (for awhile). Happy cleaning!
You are so lucky Sue – I am sure it’s hard to part with stuff but you’ll always find something better I am sure!
I too am getting into the purge! I have stored most of our Christmas items in a large closet instead of hauling heavy boxes to the attic! Closet is done and I have two boxes ready to donate. On to the rest of the house. Neighbors and co-workers are also a wonderful source to donate to!
Oh I wish my Christmas stuff would fit in a closet – lucky you!
That beautiful piece from Birch Lane was made for you and your beautiful collections…I am with you on your philosophy this year and going forward!!!
We’ll help each other stay strong Shirley!
Beautiful! You have an instinct for putting just the right things together! I’m also trying to get rid of the things I don’t need. It’s so hard right now. But, I’m determined and it’s got to be done. I know in the end I’ll feel better, right?? 🙂
It is so hard to get rid of things we think we may use one day – but we have to do it or our stuff will smother us alive Deb!
I agree, every year I purge, get rid of unnecessary things that just clutter up the space. It feels good to start fresh! I absolutely love your console and the way you styled it! Beautiful!
Thanks Sherry – why is it the stuff we clean out keeps coming back!
I have pieces of furniture i need to get rid of ,i have no more need of ,i just need to do it. I love your console.
Thanks Marlene – it’s time to clean house – for our sanity!
AMEN! i am definitely feeling that way this year, too! i started with the living room yesterday! get it gone.
gorgeous, gorgeous console! oh and you can count on me to help when you’re ready to offload those wonderful loving cups!
Those are staying for the long haul Cynthia!!
aw dang! 🙂
Does anyone else remember a commerical where the family was overwhelmed with stuff so they went out and got some kind of plastic storage boxes then looked around at all the empty space and said…”We need more STUFF.” Well, I keep telling myself that if I get rid of stuff then I can go out and get new stuff…so far it is working. HA HA
I don’t remember that commercial but sounds like the story of my life! I love stuff but too much stuff and it’s an episode of hoarders! What’s a girl to do?
That is a perfect console for you Kelly! LOVE your trophy collection the most there! Happy New Year!
Purge…..what a great word and a great idea. We just had a new storage building built and it’s already full. Purge……Jane and I are going to expand our shop this year. Maybe purge for dollars is a good idea. We’re still big fans.
That is a fabulous piece! So cool, graphic and stylish. I could use one and fill it with my ironstone pieces. It would make a great server with the open shelves. Go ahead and simplify, but stay fabulous!!!! xoxox
Love everything Birch Lane and this could not have went to live in a better house than yours.
It’s got your name all over it!
Cheers to a fabulous and more purposefully decorated 2015.
I love the clock collection. They have so much more character than digital clocks and certainly would look nicer on a bedside table than a cellphone.
Beautiful setup! I love this console and am looking to purchase it! It says on the website that it is a cherry finish top, but it doesn’t look very red to me and I don’t care for cherry. Does it have a more cherry or walnut look to you? Thanks!
Hi Katie – I just emailed you back with a close up pic of the top.