The tradition of 'Spring Cleaning' makes perfect sense, we get to liberate ourselves of the unwanted accumulations of winter, the stuff that seems to stack up around us, insulating our environments from the cold. In our home, however, the impulse is to do an 'Early Winter Cleaning'. As we spend more and more time in our house we get more and more irritated with the things in it. The papers and underworn or unwanted clothing are easy, fill a recycling bag and some donation boxes and you feel instantly lighter and accomplished, but when it comes to objects and decor, the little 'thingies', it gets harder.
This winter we are moving, which has amplified this behaviour considerably. For some reason my impulse lately is to get rid of anything that feels dark and heavy. When it's freezing out and I should be clinging to weighty, warm objects I'm feeling inclined to only hang onto only light, cold pieces.
Inspired by that idea here is a collection of beautiful items that would pass the test.
“Beauty is the promise of happiness.”
― Alain de Botton,