|fresh flowers and crystal|
This month, I am decluttering (although I discard belongings every month) and I am looking for objects in my home that transport me to Paris and that bring me joy. I also watched an episode of Marie Condo on Netflix.
Waking to a clean and tidy bedroom brings me joy! Carnations are my birthday flower and they are inexpensive and colourful . Crystal reflects the light in the darker days of January. This lamp was purchased in Canada but it has a "French feel" to me.
Le salon in our apartment does not get used as much as it should. I grew up in a home where we did not sit in the living room. Parisians (and other people who live in smaller homes) utilize all of their spaces. I found all of these objects in my décor closet and created a new look for the coffee table. I spend most afternoons reading so for the next month I shall try to use the living room.
My kitchen was designed with a Mexican look (my other love) but I've added a few French touches over the years. I enjoy the winter cooking smells when I make a pot of soup (or chili). Red is so cheery in our galley kitchen.
|fleur-de-lys balls and vintage candelabra with beaded table runner|
|a touch of red in the kitchen|
|collage art in the hallway|
Books! Flowers! Paris! This piece of art makes me smile.
|soaps from France in a Quimper dish|
Selecting a few items in each room that give me pleasure is an exercise that empowers me to "deselect" some other objects. "Deselection", pruning, cutting back are winter activities. Now in my later 60's, I no longer wish to have objects, activities or people in my life that do not make me happy.
I was sorting through books the other day and I rediscovered A Good House is Never Done. I have a selection of design books that I seldom open these days. Perhaps in le salon, this afternoon.....
|my afternoon read|