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  1. Now y'see..this is where I need a hand clapping emoticon (just love that word). Anyway, you'll just have to imagine me cheering and hand clapping instead! Well done, Alsion. I think this is something that has needed to be said for a loooong time. It's so very sad that something that was once fun and a little eccentric has become a copycat life. Great post.

  2. Now y'see..this is where I need a hand clapping emoticon (just love that word). Anyway, you'll just have to imagine me cheering and hand clapping instead! Well done, Alsion. I think this is something that has needed to be said for a loooong time. It's so very sad that something that was once fun and a little eccentric has become a copycat life. Great post.

  3. I completely agree and have deleted quite a few decorating blogs from my reader that seemed only intent on acquiring things and announcing that whatever we had all LOVED last year was hopelessy passe'. Simplicity and beauty are what I'm after—thank you for this post (and for your blog–it's beautiful!).

  4. I completely agree and have deleted quite a few decorating blogs from my reader that seemed only intent on acquiring things and announcing that whatever we had all LOVED last year was hopelessy passe'. Simplicity and beauty are what I'm after—thank you for this post (and for your blog–it's beautiful!).

  5. Oh yes! Thank you sooo much for saying the things I want to say but have no guts! My little house agrees, as does my husband and pocketbook.
    I can't say that we aren't to collect things, just be able to find a use for them instead of taking up valuable real estate in my home. I have a lovely collection of tablecloths, but they match my dishes and I use them often.

  6. Oh yes! Thank you sooo much for saying the things I want to say but have no guts! My little house agrees, as does my husband and pocketbook.
    I can't say that we aren't to collect things, just be able to find a use for them instead of taking up valuable real estate in my home. I have a lovely collection of tablecloths, but they match my dishes and I use them often.

  7. Hmm I have mixed opinions on this post,on one hand I do see your point it does have a tendancy to take over and I for one would give anything for a life laundry fairy to come and relieve me of the absolute abundance of vintage paraphanalia that lives here,But,being in the Vintage business,it is the very thing that got me in the business in the first place,that makes it so hard to resist,its the workmanship that no longer exists,the nostalgia element,often the fragile beauty of a piece that simply cannot be found in Ikea I am afraid.

  8. 1st week of declutter and reading this post re-awakened what happened to me over the holidaze at my daughter's/new house/young generation. "Mom, only you care about Grandma's stuff." Ouch. I honor my mother, her beautifuls, for as long as I live.
    I compete not. I live with my joy.

  9. 1st week of declutter and reading this post re-awakened what happened to me over the holidaze at my daughter's/new house/young generation. "Mom, only you care about Grandma's stuff." Ouch. I honor my mother, her beautifuls, for as long as I live.
    I compete not. I live with my joy.

    1. Oh Theresa, even as I was writing this post I could sense my own conflict of interest… I still want to celebrate what I consider beautiful, I just want to reign in my own urge to "have"…

  10. Oh this is so timely as I am stuck home for a snow day. I am going through my blog list and deleting for this very reason, the competition of it all. Who can out-cute the other. Everyday is now some trite show off with a theme. THANK you for this message.

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