I'm more than halfway through the garage, and I've started working on decluttering the kitchen as well. (I'm allergic to dust and pollen, so I can't work on the garage for too many days in a row this time of year.) Today, I noticed these little copper canisters and kettles. Several years ago, I had been scouring flea markets and garage sales looking for a set of copper canisters. Months went by, and I had still had no luck. I remember telling my husband on one such trip, “Someday… maybe not today, but SOMEDAY… they will be there.” Of course, that was the day we found them. I remember being so happy with my little treasure! I knew exactly how Julie Andrews’ character, Maria, felt when she sang about “bright copper kettles” as some of her favorite things.
I have a confession to make. I was scared to actually use them. Well, maybe not “scared,” exactly, but I didn’t want to mess them up. For YEARS, they have sat empty on my counter top, slowly collecting dust and tarnish. So when I saw them today, I decided it was time to fix that. I polished them up with some salt and vinegar, and now they are so shiny and bright! I couldn't resist taking them out into the sunshine for a picture. I think this is what people mean when they talk about only keeping the things that bring you joy, so now I'm sharing a little joy with you!
Thanks for all of the encouragement! (And I love the side topic meanderings too!)