Going into this I had a pretty good idea of the feeling I was after in my kitchen and even a general idea of what I was going to place on each section of the counter. But after a couple of days of pushing things around most of my original plans have gone out the window. In fact, there are a couple things I was looking forward to using that won't be displayed at all.
One thing that is working for me is using wire baskets and trays to corral things on counters and in cabinets. There are so many great options to choose from at relatively inexpensive prices. I found this one at my local Home Goods for under $10.00. It's big enough to hold my fruit bowl, a few old soup cans filled with garden flowers and a container of fresh mint (for Mojitos, of course!)
Sometimes decorating a kitchen seems like such a silly thing in lieu of the seriousness of life. I have often wondered what purpose all this prettifying serves when there are so many people in need all around me. But then I remember that one of the most important things I can do for those who fall under my care is to provide them with a calm, lovely place to hunker down in. A place to escape the harsh realities of the world, a place of safety and security. Not a perfect place (we have our share of strife and differing opinions to be sure) but a place where being loved is never questioned and shortcomings are forgiven...a place called home.
I'm linking up with...
Liz Marie Blog for Favorite Things Friday
I'm Not a Trophy Wife for Friday Favorites
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Fridays