It is always a little sad to see the beauty of Christmas come down each year. The white twinkling lights and pretty ornaments add such cheer to our little cottage. The oohs and aahs as we open up the boxes of decorations and lovingly find the perfect spot for them each year is such a perfect beginning to the holiday season.
Even so, come the New Year I am always anxious to have order restored. I love giving everything a good cleaning and placing our every day things back in place.
This shelf of pretty glasses (some vintage, some new) reminds that there is still beauty in the ordinary. Twinkling lights and special ornaments aren't the only way to bring cheer.
That brings me to my question...
Do you use your pretty things or are your ordinary everyday dishes just that...ordinary?
I have to admit sometimes I forget to pull down a pretty glass for a drink of water or my favorite mug for my morning coffee.
Not this year. Living my life with passion can mean something as simple as enjoying a cool glass of water from a silly lemonade glass instead of the plain one tucked behind the cupboard door, or drinking my coffee from my Anthropologie splurge mug instead of the matched set hanging by the coffee pot.
I think I'm going like this passionate living thing!