Today was a good day for dish washing.
It was actually good for a whole lotta things, but like every day the dishes had to be washed and things just seemed to fall into place to make it a pleasurable experience. I daresay it might even qualify as a sensory experience. Come along and I'll show you what I'm talking about.
We'll start with a February day with temperatures in the mid 70s ... blue skies with a few puffy clouds scattered about ... fresh, gentle breezes blowing ... sound good so far?
The sink is filled with hot, soapy water, but there's something missing. Let's go outside and see if we can find it.
I think we need one of these ...
and a handful of these.
We'll put them right in front of the kitchen sink ... at eye level.
Pretty to look at and that hyacinth will perfume the air and bring to mind thoughts of springtime. Drifting off to the land of springtime is sure to make the dish washing go faster, don't you think?
Once the flowers are in place, we'll need to open the window.
Those gentle breezes and birdsong will further enhance the mood we are creating. Okay, let's see ... we can see beautiful blue skies, pretty spring flowers and little birdies at the window, we can hear birds chirping,breezes blowing, and bubbles bursting. We can smell fresh air, spring flowers and dish washing soap. We can feel the warm bubbly water and ...
the softness of the dishcloth and dish towel.
Now while we will enjoy the softness... I don't think we will let the dishes enjoy the softness quite yet because these are the special linens that are to look at and not use. At least not yet.
They were both handmade by two different talented blog friends.
The beautiful dishcloth was made by Karen (aka: HappyOne). She had a giveaway for two dishcloths and I wasn't the winner, but at the same time all who entered were winners as she so kindly sent everyone who entered a dishcloth. You can read about her giveaway here. Thank you, Karen.
The beautiful dish towel was made by Vee (aka: A Haven for Vee). This was another giveaway with a twist. In this case we didn't even know there was a giveaway until the winner was announced and then I thought I had won a cookie cutter in the shape of a moose (which I did, by the way), but he brought along with him this lovely dish towel that matches my kitchen perfectly, just like Karen's dishcloth. Amazing and wonderful.
If I have completely confused you about this giveaway, you may want to read all about it here. I think I may have even confused myself ;-). At any rate, one thing I'm not confused about is the kindness shown to me by two special bloggers.
Now, you may have noticed that four of the five senses were covered in our dish washing experience above ... you may be thinking "what about taste?" Well, since I didn't think dish soap or flowers would taste too good, I think we'll give it a post all to itself and it most likely will involve a certain moose cookie cutter. Stay tuned ... and since I fear I may be causing more confusion the more I talk, I'll just quit talking and throw in the towel.
I mean ... hang up the towel.
This concludes another spellbinding post from my Happy Home.