I just like what I like, whether it's in style or not and I'm okay with that. I would rather have an empty spot in my house for a year, while searching for just the right item, instead of getting something just to fill the space. The problem I have now is, I've run out of space!
I recently switched out the old farm table that I've been using as an island and replaced it with a new stainless steel topped island with shelving underneath. The new one is more narrow, which provides more space in the kitchen and adds lots of storage.
It's been fun mixing old pieces together with the new island. I relocated a few things from my counter-tops and pulled a few items out that hadn't been visible for a while.
A couple of old refrigerator drawers hold onions and vegetables. I'm glad someone had the good sense to pull the drawers out and save them when their frig died, so all these years later I could enjoy them.
These old metal gym baskets are great for holding cookie cutters and other baking items that I don't use very often.
An enamel box with a lid works well for holding potatoes, since they don't need to be in the light and another enamel bowl keeps fruit close at hand.
I was able to move my vintage jars that hold cornmeal, sugar and different flours off my counter-tops and free up space for working.
The mixing of old and new elements together... now that feels right to me.
Not to worry, I didn't get rid of my old table. I transformed it into a desk and made a new office space for myself. Win! Win!
Here's a Heart Rock for your Pocket:
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
Wishing you God's best,
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