Sunday, January 30, 2011

Kitchen Cabinet Chotskies

One of the reasons I do this blog is to document the small things that make me happy.  So the other day I realized that this little arrangement of chotskies on top of my kitchen cabinet makes me happy every time I look at it.  I happened to love wire baskets and little glass containers that look like they could have come from a 1920's science lab.  And I was super excited when I found that pear painting at Home Emporium a few years ago - it just works so perfectly with the dried gourd.

One of the other nice things about this little arrangement is that it happened over a period of about 6 years.  I started off with just the pitcher and just this past summer I couldn't bear to throw the dried pods away and I looked up and found the perfect spot. I often find myself in such a hurry to "finish" a room, but I think the best things happen slowly and organically over time.  So I hope this inspires you to slow down and appreciate the little things that make your house a home.