Home decor is not just about paint colors, fabrics, furniture etc.
Of course those things are super important, but for me what really brings a space to life is all the little details.
It’s the treasures that we find.
The ones that make our hearts happy, that tickle our funny bones, or that teach us something about ourselves.
One of those three is awesome but when a thrifted find does all those things… well that’s just what this whole decorating thing is all about.
Now I ask you does this gorgeous pig not make you smile?
She had me at those pink shoes, and she was just $1.
I’m calling her Miss Pinky! Surprise, Surprise. lol.
I don’t really collect pigs. I’ve only brought one other pig home… Pierre, my kitchen chef mascot, who I gave a quick and easy makeover too in The Pig and the Timer post.
But just look at that face. How could I resist?
She’s small, only about 6″ across, but she’s got huge personality.
Earrings, eyelashes, and a fabulous feather boa too. She has got it goin’ on!
All dressed up and only the thrift store to strut her stuff.
Oh how I laughed when I saw her on the shelf.
Not because I thought she was silly, but because my heart just burst with happiness.
This is a pig who is totally comfortable in her own skin, and doing her own fabulous thing, and I adore her.
She reminds me of who I aspire to be.
Someone who can unapologetically and without any reservations be herself.
Isn’t that what we all aspire to?
I honestly thought I was trying to do that, but I’ve realized that when you’re so busy trying you’re not really and truly being.
Miss Pinky has helped me realize why I’m struggling with my living room makeover. I’ve been so busy second guessing myself that I haven’t allowed myself to be myself.
And that stops now!
I’ve found my decorative muse, and whenever I feel my brain second guessing my heart I’m going to look at Miss Pinky and come back to my senses.
And she’s going to help me save money too… because Miss Pinky is of course… a gorgeous girly piggy bank.
And she started my savings before I even knew it.
After I brought her home I removed her stopper and a Canadian loonie came falling out, which means I got her for free.
Even though that’s awesome, that’s not really what’s important here.
Miss Pinky has reminded me that every decorative thing that we bring into our homes should speak to us in some way.
And it’s not just about the dollar value. Actually it should never be just about the dollar value. It should be about the value that something brings into our lives.
We are sharing our homes with these things and we should love them. And they should most definitely give the love back.
A thing is just a thing until it makes you feel something.
That’s when it becomes a treasure and, no matter how much or how little you paid for it, that’s when it becomes priceless.
Have you found a priceless treasure lately? Do you have a decorative muse?
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!
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