I miss my white walls, I could use them kinda like a canvas...& my belongings were my colour pallet, arranging was my art, whilst my body was the brush & my soul - the artist. ;P (...not doing anything remotely creative these days, so feel like I'm having an interior dec. withdrawal symptom of some sort. :P)
Just a pic of my grandpa fishing when he was young. <3 Love the serenity...Got a whiff of some antiques through a window today...it just made me miss having a really cozy home & all the interior-la-la that comes with it. :P There was this dresser smiling at me through the shop's window & it made me think of aaall the people who'd put their clothes, heirlooms, candles & maybe even love letters in it. It was beautiful in all its original patina. I have a profound appreciation for original 1800 finishes...& my soul weeps whenever someone paints it or rips it apart. Retro things you can have, but antiques? ...pleeease think twice before you strip it for its experience & individual beauty.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.