Okay, that pun (or lack of one) is just sad. Feel free to ignore it.
One thing I really want to do this year is post more “organically” – blogging the way it was intended to be way back when I had my first blog back in college (I still wish I could find that). Basically, we’re going to try to share more of the the random shopping trips, thoughts about the decline in curtain options, brain-dumps about my office layout and overall the completely random thoughts of a graphic designer who loves to decorate and a computer geek who’s learning his way around power tools. That’s us. Back in the day, those types of posts were our wheelhouse and we want to get back to it. For us, it’s comfortable, less stuffy and all around more fun. Is that cool with you guys? We hope so.
So, are you ready for a quick brain-dump post? Here we go…
Greg and I were in HomeGoods the other day doing some after-Christmas Christmas shopping for my in-laws (we decided to celebrate with them after we got back from Florida) when I came across a beautiful, solid wood pedestal bowl marked down from $95 to $29. Since Greg is a one-track mind kind of guy and he was focused on shopping for other people, I knew I had to get creative. So I said, “Greg, I think your mom would really want me to have this. Don’t you think?” Yeah, it didn’t work–he’s nowhere near that gullible. But he loves me, so my lovely new bowl found its way to the shopping cart and through the checkout, regardless of my super-obvious attempts at manipulation.
Isn’t she lovely? Great, now that song is going to be in my head for the rest of the day. At first glance, I loved the differences in wood tones and how well-made it was. When we got home, I fell in love with it even more. The warm wood tones paired with the countertops and classic subway tile made me happy. I’m in the process of revisiting the accessories and overall decor in the kitchen (decluttering, “finishing” and freshening things up in general), so I’d really like to keep it in here.
From that angle, it looks a little bigger than it is. I decided a perfect place for it would be that small section between the stove and the end of the cabinet. I’ve always had trouble figuring out what to put there, and this seemed perfect. But now… what do I put in it?
I thought about fruit (I have some faux green apples I bought at Hobby Lobby back in college that look incredibly real). However, we have a bowl of (real) fruit further down the counter, on the other side of the stove. Wouldn’t that be over doing it in the fruit department? Then I thought about making it a pretty cell phone catchall, but that would just look cluttered and messy – which is definitely not what we want. Then I thought about planting herbs in it to use for cooking. I’d kill them, so it’s not really an option, but wouldn’t that look cool?
So, what do you think? What needs to go in this precious bowl of ours? Ideas?