It is so important for me to live in a space that inspires creativity. In order to do so I try to surround myself with beautiful, inspiring trinkets that I have collected over the years. Nothing beats the feeling of rummaging through discarded items at an antique store and stumbling upon a treasure, or finding a beautiful little something at one of your favorite shops. Each item,old or new, has a history and a story, making them that much more unique. Filling my space with things I love helps me to live inspired. Here are just a few of my most treasured items.
Norah Jones Vinyl
This treasure was found while searching through crates and crated of records at a local antique store. There is something about vinyl that makes Norah's soulful voice and thoughtful lyrics even more powerful.
Wild Honeysuckle Candle
The smell of honeysuckle always brings me back childhood summers spent at my grandparents' house. The moment I found this candle during one of my excursions to Anthropologie I knew I had to take it home. The sweet smell and accompanying nostalgia instantly relaxes me and lifts my mood.
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
This is the most influential & inspiring book I have ever come across. Steinbeck's writing speaks right to my soul. Every time I read East of Eden I fall in love with it all over again.
As you can see my copy has seen better days. I just can't seem to get rid of it though. The pages have been thumbed through countless times from being read and re-read. The antique feel of the book, the worn pages, the handwritten notes in the margins, they make me love the copy even more.
I have collected my crystals over the years from antique shops, fair trade shops, wherever I can find them. I am on a never ending hunt to find new ones. Here I have citrine, bloodstone, and rose quartz. Crystals have innumerable benefits and help to keep positive energy from the universe to you. I always try to keep them close by. Find out more about different crystals and their meanings here.
I got the idea to make this necklace from a DIY on Free People's blog BLDG25. This has become one of my most treasured possessions; I wear it almost every day. Learn how to make you own treasured apothecary necklace here.
Live in a space that is conducive to creativity and beauty and you will live life ever inspired.