I know it may seem like I'm a hypocrite, my blog is full of STUFF. Pretty stuff, expensive stuff, useless stuff...just stuff. Most of the stuff I will never own, or even think of buying (a house or pretty French tea towels?), but I still get a little weak in the knees for well designed textiles, interiors, and ice cream. I do, however, think that well designed pieces are important. Good, quality design can be timeless and will last through the years, helping to end the materialistic "throw away" society that we have become. The next time you buy something, think about where it came from, who made it, and your reasons for buying it.
This week Brian and I bought bedside tables, we have been without for almost 2 years. It has been a little obnoxious, but I'm so glad we waited. I found two matching, beautiful tables at an antique shop on Tuesday morning. I spent all evening dusting and polishing them, and every time I walk by the bedroom I just swoon, they are so well made! Yeah, I spent almost triple what I would have had I just gotten two $15 tables from IKEA that would have needed to be replaced in the next few years when my tastes changed or I wanted to upgrade.

I really hope you watch this (short) video and have a good weekend.

Thanks for reading :)

via marta


Erin said...

I want to see a picture of your tables!

Joslyn said...

i love this video and i think posting lovely stuff on your blog and buying more conscientously can go hand in hand...buy less, buy better, buy things you'll love "forever"...that's my mantra ;-)