“Everywhere in my house are these
little things that have meanings and
make me think of great memories.
After space planning, adding the “little things” is definitely my favorite part when it comes to any room makeover.
I had some fun adding personality to the counters on each side of our stove this morning:
I’ve had this little plant over by the sink for the past couple of months…
…and I’ve been excited to add some more green over to the stove side ever since the tile went in.
I painted our (old, Ikea) knife holder with some “Gallery Green” paint I had in the craft closet, and applied some of Miss Mustard Seed’s furniture wax to the top of a stump slice I picked up at Michael’s last year:
(Note: that’s wet paint and my first swipe of wax in that photo above)
I distressed the edges of the knife holder with my sanding block when the paint had dried, and I love how lively it looks now!
The stump slice became a pedestal for a small potted fern, and one of my Anthro bowls:
(My friend Shannan “Flowerpatch Farmgirl” gave me the pot the fern is in and it makes me think of her every time I see it!)
I like the way the rough edge of the stump contrasts with the smooth surfaces above and below it, and ties together with the color of the (wood) floor and the (rattan) paper towel basket on the other side of the stove.
The utensils in my FLOUR canister (from TJ Maxx, several years ago) were sitting a little low, so I nestled a tupperware container (upside down) in the bottom of it, and wrapped some plastic bags around it to give them a lift…shhh!
I got the vintage crock from my (maternal) Grandma, and I love the way it acts like the FLOUR canister (shape-wise), feels like the fern pot (texture-wise), and speaks to the blue in the Anthro bowl (color-wise). I also reeeeally love not having to leave the house to find exactly what I’m looking for while I’m pulling things like this together! 😀
And my favorite thing inside of it? This old pie server:
I found it buried in a basket of vintage silverware at a local flea market. I was smitten with the handle right off the bat, but I literally gasped when I flipped it over:
Seeing those strawberries shot me straight back to my berry patch days on the farm as a kid. 🙂
And speaking of “kids”…check out the fortune my mother-in-law (Katie) got this weekend…it’s the one right there on top:
I gasped when I saw that one, too. 🙂
PS- We’re hoping to travel to Haiti later this Fall, y’all. We haven’t received our official referral letter yet, but we did get an encouraging update this past week and I look forward to *hopefully* sharing a “WE’RE GOING TO MEET OUR SON!” blog post soon!
#praying #SweetPturns3 #November23