i have learned one thing about myself and my housekeeping: if its pretty, i’m more likely to keep it clean.
a couple weeks ago i cleaned my kitchen so it sparkled. and we’ve kept it pretty clean since!
when i make my bed all pretty in the morning, i am so much less likely to leave my clothes on the floor.
this are is our drop zone. we walk in the back door and all the extra stuff that doesn’t have a home takes up residence here. i’ve found that if i change it up a bit over here on this buffet, i’ll keep it clean, at least for a little while.
i even tried adding more things to the counter – i figured the more space taken up with pretty things, the less space there’d be for our homeless junk.
but i grew tired of these things and the piles grew and took over.
and here’s the latest set up – a picture of compromise. yes, compromise.
you see, orchids are sean’s favorite flower. i actually really like them… when they are in bloom. but not in bloom, not my favorite. actually, kind of my least favorite. its because of those wormy root things. they are gross looking. and you only see them and a few wimpy leaves for months and months until the orchids might happen to bloom again. but at least they bloom for a long time, so they have that going for them!
oh yes, back to the compromise. i was about to chuck these guys, these half plants that have been sitting on my window sill, taunting me with their flowerlessness for months. then i had an idea. maybe taking these plants and focusing more on their mismatched containers was the key. so i grabbed a handful of my milk glass pieces, popped the ugly wormy leafy plants out of their mismatched pots and made them beautiful with coordinating vessels.
and look! one of the plants is about to flower and i won’t even see the worm roots anymore!