Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunny Day

I started off with a short laundry list of things to do, paint the bottom walls of the powder room white, finish the coffee table, laundry, vacuum, wash floors, clean bathrooms, mmm, just a few things but the sun shone brightly and -6 degrees overnight warmed up to a gorgeous plus 6 degrees. I became so much more happy and relaxed once I realized that it was going to shine all day long and and I thought it's too nice a day to be so busy and so I called my mom and  invited Mom her up for a visit. 

While I cleaned up the kitchen I once again wiped up the salt and pepper off the counter from under my grinders. I had been looking for the right tray or dish to put them in to contain the mess and then I realized that I could use this antique carpenters box that I have had for many years now. It does the job perfectly as well as having extra room for some organic garlic and my jars of dehydrated mixed nuts as well as my knife block.

It is the perfect size tucked in between the stove and the coffee maker.

The very first sweet smelling air dried and sun kissed load of laundry of the season including our sheets which were a delight to make the bed with.

And yesterday I stopped on my way home from work for some groceries and couldn't resist some herbs that were on sale and put them in this metal box I also had kicking around. I bought two each of cilantro, parsley, chives, greek oregano, thyme, rosemary along with beefstake tomatoes  to grow outside in the summer. This is a sunny west facing window and the sill is extra deep so it is the perfect spot to for them. 

I realize that the one box is too small visually for this space and it will do for now but two boxes will give them room to grow bigger once planted in pots.

And I just had to show you another one of my Mom's paintings that she has loaned to me to see if I can find a spot for it somewhere in our home. Isn't she amazing!!! I wish I had her talent. Someone wanted to buy it from her but he wouldn't buy it unless she painted a fish jumping out of the water which didn't impress her so his loss is my gain!
Isn't she amazing,  I couldn't be more proud.

Tomorrow is supposed to be another sunny day and just maybe I will tackle some of that list.

1 comment:

Melissah from Country Style Chic said...

Spending a sunny day with your mum sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day!