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Last week Carole shared a most interesting list and several others posted luxury lists of their own. It really got me thinking about luxuries. But, what is a luxury? The dictionary says it is “the state of great comfort and extravagant living” and the list of synonyms include opulence, grandeur, magnificence, splendor, and lavishness. All this sounds very expensive, doesn’t it?

But, all that sort of flies in the face of this quote from Coco Chanel: “Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.”

Much better, yes?

Today my things are luxuries that are the opposite of vulgarity – and ones that I think are truly luxurious.

Thing One:

The ability to “not have to work” and spend my days doing exactly what I want to do. I am so fortunate that I can do this, and I am most appreciative of that fact!

Thing Two:

Making. This is perhaps the best luxury of all – knitting, stitching, sewing, cooking, baking, etc. Being a maker, I am sure was not always thought of as a luxury and was more a necessity. But, being able to create with my own hands things for those I love is lavish.

Thing Three:

The unexpected luxury of less humid weather mid-July and all that it brings – open windows, no AC, and yes…much longer walks.

There you have my unconventional luxury list. What about you? What do you consider a luxury in your life?

Want to see more lists? Head on over to Carole’s!

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