examples here of
i dearly love books. and book writers.
i don’t own nearly this many books.
and yet . . .
they do give something lovely to the space of this room.
quiet friends. just waiting for your visit.
it’s clean and spare . . . . and . . . other than the books . . .
truly all one would need in a bedroom.
i was first attracted to the ‘unfussy’ bed covers.
simple and inviting.
simple and enough.
a place to sleep.
a chair to read.
i admit it.
these are my most favoritist kinds of accessories in a room old bean!
oh yes. and i like the furniture too!
look at that puppy’s little paw that’s fallen down onto his mom.
and his back leg is hanging off the other side. LOLOL!
i’ll take that over tons of knick knacks any day!
nothing prettier to me . . . as pure white in a bathroom.
. . . with honey colored wood to warm it up a bit.
and a wonderful
to jolt you out of your drowsiness in the morning old bean!
except i do love a shower and i don’t see one in this picture.
but easy enough i suppose to arrange.
i’d have to arrange a shower! nothing like them!
at least for me. and i’m the one dreaming here.
and talk about easy to keep clean!
without unnecessary stuff and loads of products everywhere!
there are not dozens of things to move out of the way first . . .
just smooth clean counter tops.
easy to wipe up splashes of water.
restful too to weary morning eyes!
smooth serene surfaces.
the beauty of having a few necessary things at hand can still be ours . . .
even if it’s just in the drawer below! that’s where i keep mine.
or it could all be neatly kept in a pretty basket maybe.
that way the counter top is so easy to swipe clean in a moment.
just what is needed. and always ONLY what is needed.
when we only have a few things that we use . . .
and if we don’t keep a ton of stuff anyway . . . for whatever reasons . . .
if we have found just a few lovely products only . . .
well . . .
at least for me . . .
it makes getting ready in the morning a more calm
and sensuous and enjoyable little ritual.
an elegant and easy way to start or end the day.
and since you asked . . .
oh really? you didn’t? LOLOL. well. i’ll tell you anyway.
i have five products i use . . .
tooth paste . . . of course!
and tom’s natural deodorant stick.
a good moisturizer . . . our climate is too dry and i’m too old not to.
sun screen . . . again a must use in my climate.
and blush. a little palette by revlon.
it all fits right into one simple drawer! with room to spare.
then the tools of care . . .
a hair brush. a tooth brush. and floss sticks. and manicure items.
and a long handled brush for keeping skin silky smooth!
oh yes… and little pink razors for keeping legs silky smooth!
see how ownership of items creeps up?
i use one bottle of pantene moisturizing shampoo.
and it always stays right there in the shower.
that’s the only soap i use in there. it’s for my whole body.
simple. neat. easy.
and less expensive that way!
on the top of the bathroom counter are
one bottle of liquid hand soap. and one bottle of hand lotion.
that’s all. as far as products go.
on the other side of the sink is a lovely colorful flat tray.
it holds two small folded hand towels
another one is always hanging ready for use on the towel holder.
also on the tray sitting on top of the little towels is a box of tissues.
and on that tray . . .
one other thing that is dear to my heart.
my grandmother’s tiny crystal ‘eye wash’ glass . . .
it’s an antique now of course. not even sure they still make them.
it holds my pair of little diamond stud earrings when i’m not wearing them.
i find that it makes one less tired to own less stuff.
amazing. but true.
and who doesn’t want to feel less tired in the morning ?
or less tired any time . . . for that matter !!!
it all suits me to a t here.
i looked up that expression.
it’s amazing really.
started as early as the late 1600’s!
scholars aren’t sure whether it’s tee or tea
or a derivative of a tittle.
who’d have thought what an old expression it is!
but for this cozy minimalist soul . . .
the simplicity and beauty and natural warmth of these rooms
without a lot of stuff . . .
and the favorite LIVE accessories in one ! . . .
well charlie brown . . .
that’s what cozy minimalism is all about!
it just makes me smile.
and there’s no preaching here.
just talking about what i love. that’s all.
to each his or her own . . .
til soon old bean!