Well, after a month of cleaning and clearing, I was getting
dangerously rather cranky and then, well, I completely conked out! I must say, multi-tasking is one of my fortes - isn't it every woman's (?) - you know what I mean: simultaneously delegating the dirty stuff to the washing machine and dishwasher, dinner doing its thing, simmering on the stove, thus, leaving me hands free to mop the freshly vacuumed floors, while I get the latest deets on all the drama in Canada during a conference call with my mom and sister!
Yet multi-tasking isn't all it's cracked up to be. In fact, I recently read that in the workplace, it actually leads to more mistakes! Since I was desperately craving some creativity, I devoted all my concentration on decorating the credenza and found it was the perfect pick-me-up perk! Excited about restyling it with a few new cuties from Canada, like the cool, cow creamer, above, I made sure not to even think about focusing on anything else (like back breaking bath tub scrubbing, for example!) until my project was completed.
For the most part, I worked with what I had, like the
sweet, butterfly candy dish that sat in the sun room
for a long time, and the dainty, floral teapot,
which used to be displayed in the
glass cabinet in the kitchen, above.
The same goes for the white, scalloped edge, French
dishes, setting a foundation on the bottom shelf.
They were stacked on the kitchen's open shelving for years.
This latest arrangement, to me, is fresh, light and cheery. It
screams sings 'spring' to me. Those of you who have been following Poppy View for a while know that the credenza usually changes with the seasons.
Case in point #1: Christmas!
Case in point #2: bursting with summer blooms.
So, until spring actually does arrive, at which point I will joyfully pick narcissus, geraniums and freesia from our garden, to fill empty creamers with splashes of floral fragrance, the breakfast nook credenza will be on stand by, unlike me, who's already got a lot on her plate!
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