Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Kitchen Beauty Spots
My house is a mess, but that is not what is important. What is important is the two little kids who made the mess. And in the midst of the chaos, I decided to celebrate what is beautiful in my home. Today, here are the kitchen's beauty spots.
My beautiful friend Grace made this sign for me. It used to have a wooden oval hanging from it with a pretty arrangement of sunflowers...but in our last house I hung it on the front door behind the glass of the screen door. It got way too hot and the glue melted. I'd come home from work to find bits of the arrangement lying on the threshold, with strings of melted glue hanging down. So I took it off and decided to enjoy the top part. Don't mind the command hook...it was there for something else, and I haven't yet replaced it with a nail.
Of course my beach sign contributes to the kitchen's lovliness, along with the is view into the living room and stairwell. I'm not thrilled with the ivy and wicker combination I have going on that shelf. It's too country...if that even makes sense in my farmhouse-inspired world. It just looks like the early '90s to me, like it should be accompanied by some ducks with dusty rose bows around their necks. The ivy will eventually be placed outside, I think.
I still love this display of my grandma's spoons. The original post about them turns up in search engines a lot. I guess I'm not the only one who likes the spoons but not the traditional wooden hangers. (although I have seen pictures of those hangers painted and repurposed as jewellery holders. It was quite lovely!)
We got this tray for our wedding, nearly 10 years ago. Since we've never had enough drawers in our kitchens, it's always functioned as a holder for tea towels and dish cloths. As you can see, it's about time to do laundry, since it's half empty. I just painted it on Saturday (note to self: do not attempt to spray paint raw wood without primer...it does not work well!).