1/25/09

Spring cleaning is coming sooner than I think.

I just want to do a giant household purge-but only enough to make room for new things! Not exactly the AT way to do things, but honestly, I can't stand that minimal life that so many of them propose. I need stuff, my stuff, around me. I need to see, and be able to touch, that stupid Mexico pinata bat that my Grandparents brought home for my Mother when she was 3. I need to see all my families pictures hanging around. I just don't do clean surfaces and walls well.




I have decided to start a new collection. Fat Lava. Pottery from the 60's and 70's from West Germany mostly. I have 4 pieces already ( and one piece of Brush pottery that LOOKS like fat lava), and I have always heard that 3 things make a collection, so I guess it's decided. Here are the pieces I have already...


I have less than 10 bucks into the entire group so far....

4 comments:

drwende said...

AT culture tends to under-state the value of Stuff in establishing a sense of enduring identity.

Colleen said...

Please I write for AT and you all know I am the queen of stuff... Love the pottery!

lorijo said...

Oh, don't get me wrong. There are a lot of people at AT and who read it that have stuff. Often though, when I see a house tour it turns into a clutter discussion, or "I don't like that art" well, you don't live there- do you?
Someone who has piles and piles of bills and paper just laying about has clutter. Hoarders have clutter (and worse), but when I hear people dismiss putting things under their bed as "clutter" then I tune out. Potter on a sideboard is not clutter if you enjoy it. Pictures of your family are not "clutter" to be hidden from view.
End of rant....

lorijo said...

potter = pottery.

edit feature where are you????