I've arrived home after what feels like weeks away. Hugging boys, settling in, washing laundry, opening mail - these are the things of coming home.
My first moring back involved two slowly-sipped cups of tea, my journal, and raindrops thrumming the roof. A late brunch stuffed us til mid-afternoon. When my body was over the puttering of first-day-back, I sat on the bed and tended the budget. By the evening hour of 9 o'clock, I'd already switched off my light and was lost in sleep.
Home is good.
To say I've come back from High Point Market humming with ideas doesn't say enough. From the sheer volume of showrooms to visit, to the offerings that each one had, a person could be there for two weeks or more and not see everything. But what I did get to see was more than enough to set my mind to spinning out yards of fresh thought.
Beside the incredible inspiration in form, function, and design that was seen at every turn, I couldn't help but be drawn to the small details. Like the whip stitching on this simply upholstered linen chair. In the sea of tapes, trims, tacks, and fringe there is to choose from in this world, the designer chose to ornament this chair with the most humble of stitches in a thick white thread. She couldn't have chosen better.
And, I can't help but wonder - what things in my life am I attempting to clutter up with fancy when all I really need to apply is something simple? It never fails to enlighten when I remember how vital, how powerful simplicity is.
Wishing you a gentle week's beginning, friends! Let's not complicate things.
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