Photos are useful not just for documenting former possessions, but for making decisions on which objects go and which stay. It can be difficult ... everything has its story, its history, its past life. Our things go on to a future life of which we know nothing. (Along with the furniture leaving the house, the new owners get a potted history of its story, whether they're interested or not!)
Seeing our surroundings in 2D helps us be more objective about them, I think. We can't overlook the reality in the photo, the way we can ignore the objects that "have always been there".
Everything has a story, often a long one, but I'll try to keep it brief.
|The cupboards are simply too full. Must get the little black cupboard back|
on the wall, that's where the wineglasses usually live
|The bowl population seems to have exploded, time for a rethink,|
or at least a relocation
|Many small items have migrated from The House - objects in|
transition, waiting to nest in still-unfinished drawers
|The two soup spoons from Morocco had been used to raise the light above|
the dining table; the plants have come from friends, over the years
|One of the pen-jars - Tom rescued it from the dump - and our|
Cardboard Clock, which we missed during its respite in "a safe place"
|On the other side of the desk, fairy lights and a cactus candle-holder, also a|
menagerie - the Message Mule, the Crumb-Brush Creature, and the Wireless Mouse