While sweeping the basement floor I decided on a whim to find out what I had placed inside one of the storage tote bins that have not been moved for a year or longer. I restacked the stack by placing the top-most container on the bottom, the second from the top as second from the bottom, and so forth. This allowed access to the one that was previously on the floor. That way I could use some vases that haven’t been used for a long time. This week, three of them were utilized right away. By resurrecting the vases, I saved a few dollars by not taking a shopping trip.
A large Viking Glass swung vase is utilized to hold a handful of exotic lilies. The Thai money comes from a jar of foreign change left over from one of my late father’s trips overseas.
A mid-century, tall, coral, Shawnee vase worked out well for a posy of complementary colors of roses. The piggy bank from a Wayne, Nebraska bank awaits the deposit of some pocket change.
Clusters of pastel blossoms get assertive support from a mid-century McCoy cone vase. This likely also saved a few pennies.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes professional organizer, Marie Kondo. “Those storage ‘solutions’ are really just prisons within which to bury possessions that spark no joy.”