I ran to TJ Max/Homegoods a few days ago, (Yes Mom, both stores under one roof! You’d love it) and as I was walking through the aisles I found this little beauty.
I love the colors, horizontal stripes, and the distressed finish. I actually don’t know what it is; it’s just a wooden cylinder box; even the cashier asked me what I was going to use it for, and I said “use it for decoration.” I try not to buy things that I don’t have an immediate use for to prevent storing a bunch of decorative items that I don’t need. That being said, I snagged it up, set it in my cart, and was determined to find a spot for it in the house before I was ready to check out. I finally thought, “Oh, this would look so nice in the space above my kitchen cabinets,” so I brought it home. Yay! Once I was home I realized how badly the space above my kitchen cabinets needed a facelift for spring/summer (the middle of June isn’t too late to realize that, right?!) Originally I put the turquoise platter up there all by itself, and I forgot about adding more until one day I was giving my Mom a tour of the house via Skype, and she said something to the effect of, “You’re going to put something up there with that platter, aren’t you??” Thanks Mom! So it went from this...
She was absolutely right; if I was going to put something up there it needed to be more substantial. To be honest, I’m not even sure if I’m sold on the idea of having something on top of the kitchen cabinets, but in this case, the cabinets are so far from the ceiling it’s appropriate. Emily, from Emily A. Clark Interiors wrote a great post about accessorizing atop your kitchen cabinets. She says keep it simple, and I agree. So here are some pictures of my spring/summer simple display above my kitchen cabinets.
I love the burst of color it adds to an otherwise very neutral kitchen. I’m glad I thought of a place to put my newest piece of decor. Every time I see those distressed, colored, horizontal lines, I smile.
Do the things you surround yourself with at home bring you joy and make you smile? I sure hope so!