Inspired by a post on one of my favorite blogs, The Simply Luxurious Life, I am spending my Saturday indulging in a few simple, formal and classic ideas to put a bit of flair into my life.
I have taken down my old set of china and intend to start using it more often. Today I've started by having my morning coffee in that lovely little cup you see above. Is is not sweet? I've had this enormous (it serves 12!) set of china for twenty odd years (yes, I got it when I was an infant) and really do not enjoy it enough. It has followed me from city to city, apartment to apartment, and held up quite well. So, today I will take some pieces out of the quilted storage bags they live in and let them breath and be put to good use. Even inanimate objects like to be needed.
Jazz...sigh. I adore Jazz. Today the music will be ever present and drifting through my apartment via Jazz Radio, possibly my favorite app on my iPhone. Jazz Radio offers up all genres of jazz - classic, blues, bossa nova, and my favorite Paris Cafe. Heaven.
Sorting out my bulging dressing room does not seem very 'luxurious' but it will be the means to an end of simplicity. There is a 5-tiered shelf in my closet that is so full it toppled over in the middle of the night. A clear sign it is time for serious purging. As with most of us, I wear basically the same 10-20 items of clothing in an average week. So why do I have so much surplus? Well, this blog is called the JENsonian -- I tend to get sentimentally attached to most things, probably because I have moved around and traveled so much in my life. And that is wonderful, but these saved pieces need to be either given to someone who will actually where them or stored away properly. That is the goal for today. To take a hard look at every little thing and decide where we go from here. (Hmmm...am I only talking about my closet here?)
via The Simply Luxurious Life...I found this terrific blog from author Jennifer L. Scott -- (LESSONS FROM MADAME CHIC: THE TOP 20 THINGS I LEARNED WHILE LIVING IN PARS)