I have this really great little ritual that I do every time I move house, rearrange my furniture or spruce up my room. And I didn’t even realise it was a ritual until yesterday when I did it again. You see, I have these gorgeous posters that used to belong to my mum (most of which are Anne Geddes photos of cute babies doing cute things in cute costumes!) and I like to have them covering my walls.
I first began using them way back when I was in primary school, and since then they’ve been displayed on countless walls of mine- bedroom walls, caravan walls (I used to have a caravan as a bedroom!!), house walls… anywhere I could put them I did. Each time they get put up, I go through the slow process of carefully peeling off the old hardened blu-tack and rolling fresh blu-tack on.
The corners of the posters have oily marks from layers of blu-tack, they’re a little bent from so much use, and some of the posters even have tears patched up with sticky-tape. But they mean so much to me, because my mum used to do the same thing with them- decorate her walls.
So yesterday, I put up my posters again, and I’m loving having them on the walls…
The spaces in between the posters will now slowly fill up with bits and bobs like movie tickets, drawings, plastic spoons, tags, shells, paper clips, train tickets, small cards, business cards, name tags, hair clips, notes, vouchers, small rocks, basically anything I can blu-tack up… When I lived in the caravan, I was allowed to draw on the walls, so there was no space uncovered by the time I moved out of it!
Do you have a ritual for when you move or change the set-up of a space? Or do you always cover/decorate your walls in a certain way?