Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The ugly truth about compromise.....I don't like it...

not one little bit. At least I'm grown up enough to admit that about myself. Sunday afternoon dh was working in the living room and I walked in......he said, "At some point I'd like to talk to you about this room." I said, "How about right now, what's up?" He informed me that he has been less than happy with the migratory nature of items that had been in my studio but that had made their way (escaped, if you will) into other areas of the house.
Now, I try to be very judicial in what I allow out of my studio....taking care to pick items that I hope he won't hate....guess I haven't done a very good job of it. So I started to de-clutter our living room. No more hat boxes and suitcases on top of the armoire (ouch, that one hurt).
Out went some of my antique book collection from the mantel (another hurt). I did refuse to take out my stacks of luggage though, because I love them so.
It's hard when one of you is a collector of "stuff" and the other isn't, but then I know I don't need to tell most of you this! My dh loves antiques, just not always the same ones I do...but I must admit in this case I am enjoying the de-clutter and am even getting rid of a few things that I don't absolutely love.
I guess it's called editing your decor, and it's something I hope to enjoy more of in the future.

5 comments:

Beth ~ Tattered Art said...

Gail your home looks warm and welcoming I loooove stone fireplaces ... one day .. sigh. The floral chair beside it reminds me of the Ralph Lauren Adirondack phase I was enthralled by.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your living room is lovely! The couch is a great color and the floral chair is a really pretty fabric. I really love the stacked suitcases with the typewriter on top. I guess I'm lucky because my hubby doesn't mind all my girly vintage stuff all over every room of the house as long as he has his computer room.

Lori said...

Gail, that must have been a hard thing to do...my hubby doesn't mind either {like Michelle's} if i have girly silly things all over the place...good thing...because i do...and i think i would cry if he wanted the out...i don't have a studio to hide them in...

Heather Jacks said...

Oh my goodness, girl- I so know what you are talking about. But J is ten times worse. If he even smells a flower print anywhere in the house I hear about it. Honest to god. I think I am wearing him down a bit though. ;)

Heather Jacks said...

And the suitcases are a definite STAY!