Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Golden Rule: Useful or Beautiful

"If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."

William Morris
Photo: Elm Street Antiques


  1. Sure - but maybe not easy to realice ;-)
    Read offen your blog; thanks...

  2. Anonymous9:23 AM

    William Morris was a wise man..I believe his quote and have held it close to my heart for the better part of 15 years now. Reading it on your blog is a lovely reminder.

    I absolutely adore your sepia tone photographs!

  3. Last Friday, my mother and I visited the Sarah Orne Jewett house in South Berwick, ME where there were a number of William Morris carpets and wallpapers...all original--albeit in fragile condition having been well-worn over the hundred+ years they've been around. Some were quite amazing, including the hallway that had giant multi-colored flowers all over, each color placed by hand with a separate wood block.


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