“Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect. People want things to be better.”
Changes. Some good, some bad- but inevitably we all experience them one time or another.
Change is the core of my job. I’m hired to change spaces- paint homes, organize homes, redesign homes, and build homes- which in essence is changing someone’s life. This is why I love my job. The reaction I see when we find a long lost item while organizing. The reaction I see when we add a new color, or redesign a space. To know that you can come home every day and have helped someone smile is the best feeling in the world.
This brings me to the subject of this post. As I see change on a daily basis, it’s hard not to want to change things myself. My sweet husband usually gives into my whims (when asked), or he just wakes up one morning with a hole in the roof while he’s making his coffee! “I really think we need a dormer window here honey, don’t you?” (It’s better to ask forgiveness than permission, right??) Anyway, since it’s impossible to try every new paint color, every new fabric, every new wallpaper- (yes, wallpaper is coming back in a big way)- and every new furniture trend; I’ve found a small way to have an ever-changing display. My apothecary jars!
You’ve seen them in magazines and on-line. They come in various shapes and sizes, and oh how you can decorate them! Mine are in my kitchen and I change them often. Right now I have them decorated for summer.
You can fill them with just about anything. But if you like change, love to decorate, and don’t want to spend a fortune, then this is for you. Some easy ideas for filler are: eggs at Easter, ornaments at Christmas, holiday candy, old family photos, old flatware, soap, pinecones, fruit or vegetables, matchbooks- anything that makes you smile.
Or you can get a little more involved and do something like this:
Any way you slice it; these are just plain fun to make. You are only limited by your imagination. I’d love to see some pictures of ways you have decorated yours if you have some, and I will include pictures from time to time of what mine look like.
These are just a fun way to cozy your space to “come home” to.
Be sure to read next week as I take you along on a kitchen renovation!
Tip on Change: The summer months are upon us. Be sure to change your HVAC filters monthly so your system will run at its peak. Nothing will freeze up an air system more quickly than clogged filters. Write the date on the filter so you will know the last time it was changed.