Life of Vertu, Quarantined
Italian white porcelain tray, Dutch glass on Indian brass stand, rare 18th-century French silver-gilt spoon, French stoneware jug, and Fortum and Mason tea. Photo by J.Franks
This photo today captures our personal time at home: beauty, simplicity and function. Every year we do an intense spring cleaning, including the re-evaluation of collections, asking whether they are still loved, used and/or bring pleasure to our lives. Anything that does not serve in this regard is simply let go, whether sold to finance other collection objects or donated to someone who will appreciate the objects(s) more. This yearly process was completed prior the lock down of our city and world due to the Corona virus pandemic. As we are now home with loved ones, we find ourselves surrounded by beauty, comfort and utility. We are reminded that domestic comforts can sometimes ease heavy burdens and are thankful for the opportunity to be safe at home.
Original Post: March 29, 2020