April 9th is Cherish An Antique Day. We often pack up crates or boxes of stuff from family or long-gone relatives without much thought. We know we have it (sometimes we forget what we have too!) and we keep it hidden without much thought to integrating it into our home or our lives or to pass it on.
We just store it.
Sometimes it is just the opposite and we have lots and lots of stuff out and it all blends in with everything else and we don’t see it.
It’s all jumbled together.
This week, try an experiment. Either rescue one item from storage or move one item from a collection and give it a spot of its own. Put it out to enjoy and see how you feel about it.
At the end of the week, ask yourself the following: Did you notice it? Did it bring you joy? If you love it and want to display it with love and intention, then go for it. If, however, you didn’t notice it or it didn’t bring you joy, perhaps it is time to let it go to someone else.
You will actually honor and respect the previous owner more by giving it new life with someone else somewhere else, instead of keeping it hidden in a box or crate.