I’m in the middle of decluttering my kitchen so I’ve been finding small ways to make way for more needed indoor space with the cooler weather on tap. It’s nice to see a few gaps here and there, the room is beginning to feel a bit lighter.
Far back in the pantry cupboard was an old Frankoma three legged kettle planter. I used to have it out for Halloween decor. This year, I decided to do something different with it. This approach is less spooky and much more flexible. It could be displayed appropriately year around.
The top of the cupboards is used for storage and display when they’re mounted on the walls of a tiny house. Mine are no exception. I found a couple of Haeger planters buried under some vintage coffee cans. I cleaned them up and decided to use them for table decor.
A smaller mottled green dish is now home to a posy of yellow green fill flowers. A tan planter dish displays a splash of sunflowers and a kitschy toy crow. It looks at home on the lazy susan with meal accessories. Also shown is a blue Fenton candleholder on top of a hand painted brass dish from India. At the left rear is an art bowl from Viking Glass.
A pea green teevee lamp needed attention. Some sorry looking plastic flowers in it needed to hit the trashcan. I cleaned it up and created a cactus garden for a non traditional approach to teevee lamp containers.
Much of my teevee lamp collection is actually in the kitchen on top of the cupboards. I use them to provide soft, indirect, mood lighting. This is one way to utilize small living spaces in unexpected ways.
I’ve noticed that finding pleasant uses for decluttered spaces is a great way to motivate myself to do more thinning out of my packrat accumulations.
The Blue Jay of Happiness hopes you feel encouragement for your own fall housecleaning chores, too.