First of all, thanks to everyone who weighed in about the sofa debate. Stay tuned….. When Yankee and I worked up our plans for our DIY fan hood, I requested a shelf to be part of the design. I wanted a place to put art, wreaths, and seasonal decorations. The hood is so pretty that having nothing there is also a nice option. In fact, the shelf has been bare since I removed our Christmas wreath back in December, and I loved the way it looked. Having the shelf is almost like having a second mantel to play with.
However, with spring arriving next week, I wanted to spiff up a few areas of our house, and that shelf was one of those spots. I bought two blue and white vases at HomeGoods and added some greenery to them. I thought that was enough, but when I texted a photo of it to Mom, she suggested that I add a piece of art.
Little did she know that the art would be one of her hand-me-downs. The colorful squares that are framed in a silver frame add just the right amount of color. Mom used it in the condo my parents had in Toronto for a while. I thought that I was finished with it, and it was literally in my pile to take to Goodwill.
It’s a good thing I saved it from that pile because it is the just the right touch to pull all of our colors together. A day after I took the pictures, I realized I had some forsythia. I swapped out the greenery for the bright burst of yellow, but when forsythia season is over, I’ll bring the greenery back. I think the forsythia adds an even cheerier feel to the kitchen for spring. Don’t you?