Wednesday, October 21, 2009

simplicity simplified

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." ~William Morris

If only every inch of my home followed these rules. I would like to simplify my living space – free it of clutter . And this is best rule to start with... keep it only if it's useful or if it's beautiful. Simple, right?
Another quote I read some time ago speaks to that. "simple living...though it can be joyful, rich and creative, it isn't simple."
" You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. " - Vernon Howard
Could I simplify to that level? I don't think so.


  1. OH i like this, very thought provoking.

  2. "Simplify" is a tough one for me. LOL I'm a thrift store junkie and a magpie...

    This is so lovely -- with it's beautiful light and composition!

  3. Great quotes.

    I implemented a motto in my house of the last few years of "if it collects dust get rid of it"

    I think society in general to do with a good simplifying.

  4. I love that bird and love how shadowed this shot is.

  5. it would be nice if i could do that too. but sometimes i want just for the sake of pretty.

    lovely, low key lighting shot

  6. Damn Goodwill for cluttering up my house! lol

    This is just beautiful in its simplicity!

  7. I agree. There is something truly beautiful in simplifying our lives. This is a beautiful shot, too!

  8. a favored quote..this a is soft and quiet image ~blissful

  9. I strive to simplify my life and get rid of unnecessary things...but that quote is very sure is difficult!

  10. If only we could be that disciplined!
    This is nice!

  11. im with you! this is so, so lovely.

  12. I have to agree... at least in theory if not in what I practice...


    beautiful shot.

  13. I love that rule, yet it is applied NOWHERE in my house!
    Great photo!

  14. gorgeous photo and wow...those quotes. perfect.


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