I have to admit I sometimes feel defensive when I see people post memes on social media that say something like, "Buy Experiences, Not Stuff" or "Collect Moments, Not Things".
While I see the wisdom of these maxims in general, personally I find them limiting. I'm blessed enough to be able to afford both meaningful experiences and beautiful objects and don't see these options as mutually exclusive.
Besides, I don't just collect things. I collect stories.
For example, last week I went on a bit of a flea market shopping spree. It had been awhile since I had done this and it seemed like everything was catching my eye. However, I didn't allow myself to purchase anything unless it also caught my imagination (and fit my budget).
|Last Week's Flea Market Finds|
Everything I bought spoke to me, telling me a tale not just of its past but also of its future possibilities. By the time I was done shopping, I knew exactly where and how almost all of these seemingly random treasures would fit into and enhance my home.
|A beaded purse provides sparkle and glamour while a lone maraca adds|
color, pattern and playfulness to my home.
|Stuff for my stuff! Trays, serving dishes and trinket boxes are useful and decorative.|
|I love giving old things a new purpose. I repurposed this|
lovely bronze candle holder into an accessory organizer.
|A collected home can provide many soulful moments.|
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