I surround myself with things that I grew up with and things I have inherited from family, because I like them.
I have mentioned that I am emotionally attached to “things.” Good or bad, emotions can be very strong. The “things” I surround myself with are things that bring back good memories and there for good emotions.
That doesn’t mean that I am not bothered by the clutter at times. It can be overwhelming, but I don’t find that it is clutter from these things from the past, it is more from other things. The counter full of experiments, dishes that need to be done, or the unfinished projects sitting around. Even things I still want to get to and do….. oh, that list goes on and on.
This is an old wooden tray from my mom’s side of the family. I don’t have any details about it, I just like it. I have it standing on a plate stand in our bedroom on top of one of the armoires where I can see it. I think it is beautiful.