I like to say that the hurricane upped our thoughtful living game. When we evacuated from #hurricaneamicheal on October 8th the hurricane was a category two but was expected to possibly grow to a category three. We had only lived in our home for 17 months and despite having been married for nine years we considered that our first grownup home.
I spent nearly two years collecting handmade, unique, and vintage items from each place we had lived or visited. Our desk was a small 100 year old table pulled from a small farm house. Beside my couch, a vase from a village in Honduras. A dresser I have had since I was nine. My late grandmothers church cookbook or my other grandmother's jade ring. I had just lost my grandfather, the last of my grandparents, less than a month before that taught me to love antiques and gave me a portion of collection. I am not sentimental. I keep very little, only saving what I truly needed and admired. I work hard to make smart, impactful purchases when necessary.