Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Roots of Comfort



But ...  to plant an orchard, to enlarge a dwelling, to be always making life more comfortable and convenient, to avoid trouble, and to satisfy the smallest want without effort and almost without cost.  These are small objects, but the soul clings to them.

___ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE


When I came across this quote recently it totally resonated with me.

 

I had just recently re-organized this storage closet in our garage where I store extra sets of china and decorative accessories.


It has been quite a while since I have even opened it.


I always get the urge to spring clean this time of year and tackled it with relish!


It really didn't take me long and the result makes me very happy, hence the quote.


It really is all about the simplest of things,


wouldn't you agree?


11 comments:

Tricia Rose Rough Linen said...

No-one is better organized with their stuff than you Terri! and I love that quote, may I take it? It covers what so many women seek to do, day in, day out.

Therese Long said...

Hi Tricia!
I knew you it would resonate with you too! How have you been?
Miss you my friend!!!
XO

Kathysue said...

Beautiful quote and it is the simple things that can bring such happiness! I would love to shop those shelves, beautiful elements in that newly organized closet Terri,
xo Kathysue

French Basketeer.com said...

Love the quote, and agree completely; enjoy the rest of your week~

Leslie said...

Hi Terri,

Beautiful quote and your shelves are are organized perfectly. So many lovely pieces you have!

xxL

cindy hattersley design said...

Love the quote! Would you come clean my closet please!!

vignette design said...

I love that quote too. It is the simple things, right? I wish I was half as organized as you! But I've been spring cleaning myself, purging and organizing. The simple thing that made me happy was sprucing up the house with live plants. ~Delores

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Acquired Objects said...

Beautiful quote Terri and yes I agree. It's about getting your ducks all in a row and knowing everything is right with your world.

XXX
Debra~

Linenqueen said...

You are not the only seasonal cleaner. I got out everything in my linen closet, every last pillow slip, sheet, towel, everything. Bleached, washed, starched, ironed, folded and stacking like together I tied each stack with a pink ribbon. Scented soap is tucked in between the stacks. Doesn't everyone?