Monday, October 10, 2011

The thrill of what you already have, Part 2

It's been great reading your comments on my post about loving what you already own, instead of buying more. Thanks so much for making my own thoughts clearer, and confirming that this is something that's on other people's minds, too.I was delighted but not too surprised to read this very relevant passage in Simple Abundance on Saturday night:

"Don't feel you have to deny or ignore your feelings when you want something beautiful but can't afford it. The desire offers clues to satisfy this holy hunger. Explore why you behold something as beautiful; use your impressions to jump-start your imagination."
So, for the new year I'll organise some kind of no-obligations monthly 'jump-start for our imaginations'! For now, can you see what I've been doing to perk up something I already own? Clue: the kitchen now smells faintly of rotten eggs.

7 comments:

Carolyn Phillips said...

So glad you are going ahead with this idea, I am looking forward to it.

VintageVicki said...

I think I can guess - reminds me of my first job in a jewellers - I always got to clean the silver!!

Mommy en France said...

Beautiful shot of the water flowing into the sink.

helen tilston said...

My curiosity is seriously peaked from the clues and I am looking forward to being informed. Something to do with silver cleaning and eggs? I have used the medium egg tempera (using yolk of egg and pure pigment)

Serenata said...

Silver candlestick holders :-)

Betty The Wood Fairy said...

Looks like silver candlesticks - look forward to your post plan for the New Year 'imagination jump start'!

Frances said...

Ahh Floss, as a child, I was my mother's chief deputy silver polisher. I just loved this supposed chore, applying some sort of paste and rubbing away, watching the tarnish disappear and the gleam appear.

Never used that egg method, but neither my mom or I were brilliant at chemistry. (I still love giving my own silver items the occasional polish.) xo