The plan this morning was to begin putting a few fall touches in the kitchen. Not feeling ready for pumpkins quite yet, I thought I'd head in the apple direction. So, off to the attic to see what I could find.
Along with the apples, I brought down these wooden blocks and somehow found myself spelling this which somehow ended up next to that old photo of my mom and her dearest friends.
My thoughts turned from apples to eggs when I came across these salt & pepper shakers. Given to me as a gift by mom and her dear friend when I was a newlywed, they made me think of how much those two women loved to shop for "bargains." Remembering their excitement when they brought them to me, I knew they needed to be part of the decor.
That old photo is nothing fancy, but when I look at it I feel like I can almost hear the laughter that was always present when these friends got together. I'm pretty sure I can even smell the coffee and knowing them if there was coffee, there was also dessert. Very likely a pie. Mmmm ... warm memories.
When I was done, I noticed that there wasn't a single apple on display, but instead there were a few shelves that made me smile. My quirky collection of odds and ends conjure up memories of HAPPY TIMES for me.
As is often the case around here, once I finished that area, I decided the shelves in my glass front cupboards could use a little attention so ....
out to the garage for the step stool to get the teapot down from the top shelf and move it to the bottom shelf.
which led to moving these off of the bottom shelf.
and then subtracting a few items from this shelf. Does it seem odd to you to have a petite high chair on your kitchen shelf?
I might have thought that too, until I saw the bunny ... with the hoe and he is carrying a carrot which definitely makes him qualify for the kitchen, right ;D. I guess today he should be carrying an apple, but maybe he is as sidetracked as I am.
It's hard to tell by looking, but I was up and down the stairs and step stool today more times than I can count.
Once I was done the cupboard looked much neater and better organized.
The island ... well that's another matter entirely ;/.