Inspired by a recent article in Martha Stewart 'Living' magazine (November 2007 issue), I decided to enjoy some 'me' time this afternoon and tidy up my sideboard and china cabinet drawers. I so enjoy doing these types of chores; they give me such a sense of accomplishment. Not to mention the fact that I love looking at my treasures and remembering how I acquired them.
Doilies and small linens together with neatly wrapped table runners.
Nicely folded napkins and a selection of placemats all rolled up, ready for use at a moment's notice.
Candles and other 'essentials' at the ready.
And just for good measure, a photo of the glass enclosed china cabinet which used to belong to my grandmother (as did the sideboard).
As it happens, making the decision to tidy one drawer led to tidying up all of the drawers. Plus the small cupboards of the sideboard. Which, of course, led to straightening the tall kitchen pantry filled with plasticware, dishtowels, food storage wraps and what not. All in all, I had a wonderful afternoon of domestic bliss.