I was just thinking about these economic times, and I wondered, even if a family’s financial situation is stable, is this a time when people pare down and get minimal? Do they think about how much more efficient and affordable a smaller, emptier space is? Do they wind up selling everything they own on eBay? Or, just happy that there is a chicken in every pot pie, do they feather their nests, hunkering down at home and fussing with the tea cozies they’ve been knitting? What do you think?
Stairway photo by Todd Eberle, from the book Minimum
Hearth photo by Suter Hedrich-Blessing, from Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Ideas, 1961