Broom Love

You may think I have totally lost my mind with this post.  A post about a broom, Lindsay, really?  Well, that’s what my mom thought when I called her and said, “I’m so excited for my new broom to arrive!”  And as I just wrote that, I realized, that it does sound pretty strange……..what has my life come to?  I’m excited about a broom?  Someone over here may need to get a life……..

Enough about my craziness, though, and let me tell you about my new broom.  I have really been trying to live according to this William Morris quote since we entered 2012…….

“Have nothing in our homes that we do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

I have done a pretty good job clearing out a bunch of clutter that we no longer need and the house is starting to feel more organized.  However, when I posted this quote over on The Cottage Mama Facebook page one of my international readers chimed in and said, ‘how about…. do not have anything we do not know to be useful AND believe to be beautiful?  And I thought, yes, that’s even better!

So I needed a new broom for our home and I took this Facebook conversation to heart and thought, “if I’m going to buy a new broom, it’s going to be one I love and get excited to use.”  And I’m a firm believer that you can buy just about anything on Etsy.com, so I headed there to begin my search and this is what I ended up with:

I ordered this handmade broom from the Broomchick on Etsy.  I had never heard of her shop, but she had great reviews and I just loved the natural style of this one, not to mention the fact that it fits in perfectly with our cottage.

I can’t just name one part of this broom that is my favorite.  I love that it is handmade ~ that’s a big thing for me, it’s always great when I can buy handmade and support local, US small business.  I love the multi-colored broomcorn and I love the natural wood stick handle.  The Broomchick has many different brooms to choose from, but this is a multi-colored standard kitchen broom.

I am currently keeping this broom hanging on a hook in the kitchen next to our kitchen hutch.  It’s too pretty to put away and hide.  My sister-in-law thought it was just for decoration when she saw it in our kitchen and my mother-in-law said she wants one for her birthday.

So sweeping is not the most exciting task, but why not get excited about it by using a tool you truly love?  Again, you still might think I’m nuts, but I’ll tell you one thing…….I’ve never been more excited to sweep in my life than I am with this broom!
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15 Comments

  1. Hi. I have been enjoying your blog for the past few months, but as I currently blog surf on my phone, I am not normally a commenter. However, this post has forced me to one finger type and tell you how much I LOVE this post!!!

    I will neve look at a broom the same again LOL. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hah, and there was me thinking you’d found a new mode of transport ;o) Love the multicoloured broom strand thingummies

  3. I was SO excited when I saw the title of this post in my blogroll on my blog! I couldn’t click on it fast enough! I have been wanting a broom for my kitchen that is cute for awhile now. I can’t stand my bright yellow broom cluttering up my kitchen. But neither did I like hanging it in the stairway to the basement because the stairway isn’t in the kitchen! I can’t wait to get a new broom now!
    Thank you SO much for sharing this:) You made my day.

  4. Hey, to be perfectly honest I am in love with anything that helps me to keep my house clean. I use a swiffer vac in my kitchen and hallway and I love it. Maybe next time we’ll go low tech. Doesn’t the stick part bother your hands when you sweep tho?

    Have fun with her!

    • Hi Pegg,

      Nope, it’s an incredibly soft wood on the handle……just appears rough! I’ve never tried the swiffer vac, but I’ve heard good things. I’m not totally old school……..I’ve got a Dyson vacuum that I love too!! Have a great day, Lindsay

  5. I love the look of this broom but I wonder if it would give you splinters? Not that I want to rain on your parade, I just wondered. It is so roughly finished. I get blisters and splinters so easily.

  6. Looks really fine, but… how high and fast could it fly??? :o)

  7. You are so cute. That is a good-looking broom, I will give you that! Enjoy your sweeping!

  8. beautiful!! I sometimes feel like my broom is an extra arm!

  9. You forgot one very important part of the review…how does it work?? I am VERY picky about my brooms. They have to be soft enough that they don’t scratch my hardwood but firm enough to pick up everything including pet hair that wants to fly in every direction.

  10. Oh, great! Now you got me wanting a beautiful broom!!!!!!! LOL!
    Best,
    Gloria
    P.S. I checked… they are very expensive though, in my opinion.

  11. Beautiful post ! And Looks really more fine.

  12. This handmade broom is nice and attractive.

  13. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING SUCH AN AMAZING ARTICLE ABOUT OUR BROOMS!!!
    I feel so blessed! The photos are amazing and I can feel your love. This is an absolutely fabulous blog. ~Love Samantha AKA BROOMCHICK