Because I admire Duchess Declutter's "object of my affection" posts (weekly she shares an item that is the opposite of clutter: something that she loves and makes her world better) I want to also share a few things that make my house a happy place for me.
Here's today's clutterlove:
I love quilts. I can't and don't make them, or even collect them, but I love the ones I have. These two are sitting on top of a cedar chest in my bedroom. They were both made by a long-passed family member and have been shared through generations. I am their current owner and they continue to bring comfort and happiness to my world. The top one is backed with flowered yellow flannel (why are all quilts not backed with flannel? It's perfection) and when I was little this is the quilt that I languished underneath whenever I was sick at home. It wasn't used for any other purpose -- don't know why -- and so I always called it the "sick quilt." It is made of tiny squares of scrap material -- looks to be mostly from clothing and curtains -- and not only is it a joy to cuddle with, it's a wonderful memory of the folks who came before me.
I absolutely love it.