I have seen quite a few posts lately all extolling the virtues of purging your thing, living simply, and living on experiences not owing things. You know what though I like my things, want to keep them around, and do not think that it makes me a bad greedy person.
Sure we have about 15 regular mugs for two people but you know what I love each and every one of them. I love the ones from Starbucks we have bought on vacations, I love the Scrabble ones that I can use when we play, I love the ones we call ghost mugs since they are perfect for using at night due to their small size.
I love the purple glass bowl that Mr. H’s ex-girlfriend bought him years ago in a classic attempt to make his place more hers. She is long gone but that bowl makes the perfect size for an afternoon snack of chips.
I love all the variety I have when going to put on earrings and I am looking at the little rows of them. Sure they are mostly from Forever 21 and combined worth maybe $20 but they sure put a smile on my face.
The ugly skeleton thing Mr. H bought on a trip to Malta or Crete (ahh somewhere warm with beaches) cheers up the bookcase like nothing else.
And yes I know moving with stuff sucks, we have paid for things to be sent around the world but for me I need that sense of home through seeing the old and familiar.
On the days when Sweden still feels scary and odd I can look over and see china I know my family has used for generations and feel strengthened, like they are with me cheering me on.
Now with that being said I do not buy stuff just for the sake of buying things. For one that is just not how I am and for two we do not have the money for that so many of the things I have had for a long time or I have really thought about buying them.
Basically if you like your stuff as I do please feel free to keep it and relish in it and of course if living with two bowls and one pair of jeans make you all tingly do that too.
(Just leave me and my stuff in cozy happy peace)