It’s not always what goes INTO something that makes it great,
as what you do to edit it, so that the greatness shines.
Yesterday, Kenny spent a good part of his day after work editing his garden.
These are pictures of the piles of things that are leaving the garden….I’ll
try to post soon and show you the additions.
We are both collectors….Kenny collects plants, cookie jars (he has not added any in a
very long time), pottery, vintage Christmas tree stands.
I collect salt and pepper shakers (I have not added any in a very
long time), wool, Elsie the cow (I have not added any in a very long time).
We both have an affinity for coats….(our coat closet is packed) and lamps….luckily we live in a home that
has very little overhead lighting.
This year we have started editing our collections….standing back and looking at things and asking ourselves
if we really love these things as much as we did when we first got them. Many items have stayed,
but many have gone.
It makes me wonder, what is it inside of us that gives us that yearning to collect?
Is it the thrill of the hunt?
Is it part of our genetic make-up….the whole hunter/gatherer thing?
Can’t pass up a “good deal”?
Do you collect?
Do you edit?