10 November 2014

Eco-Style Life Beau Monde: Favorite Quote Friday

I was inspired to think deeply by my friend Stephanie Gale in her recent blog Eco-Style Life Beau Monde: Lifestyle William Morris On Practical Beauty.

What do you think about this quote?

 "Have nothing in your house

that you do not know to be useful,

or believe to be beautiful."

~William Morris  

William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer,poetnovelisttranslator, and socialist activist. Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production.

His quote makes me reconsider whether or not I will buy or keep certain items or let them go. Especially in my wardrobe. Living with beauty is a concept that guides me in my life. What guides you in yours?

I became even more thoughtful when I read her newsletter with nuggets of wisdom from many venerable authors and experts. Especially thought provoking is how author and teacher Leah Jade talks about the roots of a home and balance.

What are your thoughts on the William Morris quote above?