In our kitchen, we have a big island made out of the same Ikea cabinets as the rest of the kitchen. We loooove our Idea cabinets. The only problems was that, since I wanted mostly big drawers in the island for storage, rather than actual cupboard space, we were left with a gap in the front where the drawers did not meet up…
We solved the problem by using some of the finishing pieces that you can get with your cupboards and creating a little cubby in the front of the island out of that space, that I could put something pretty in.
Here it is, off to the left, with a juice jug full of pussywillows.
See, the problem is, living in a tiny trailer for so many years, the need to really decorate, or arrange anything, just for beauty’s sake, was a bit of a moot point. If Shaun gave me flowers, they sat on the table, with my sewing machine usually, until they were wilted. To have specific little areas that are meant just to decorate…. it’s kind of hard for me to get my head around, and, truthfully, is something I’m not great at yet. No practice! It’s been all function no form so far for us- I’m still getting used to it!
What I know for sure about it is that I will absolutely be using nature as my inspiration. One of the best parts about living in Alberta is our change in seasons. I love the transition from one to another. Right now, in the fall, we have cattails all around our house. My brother and mom cut some for me.
You can see that I have my seasons mixed up here. Pussywillows for spring. Summery lemon juice jug. And cattails for fall.
I’m on it. Next week, hopefully later this week, I’ll have something more autumnal to show you. And hopefully that dirt will be vacuumed up as well.
I hate to be thematically confused!
Oh well! We have been working verrrrry hard on a huge outdoor project. We need to get it done before the ground freezes up too hard at night (we are already getting frost here) and the snow flies!
Hopefully I can show you that next week as well. And then catch up on the rest of my little projects… and catch up on my housework… and decorating practice…