Two things I really enjoy: teapots and flowers. I also want my counters to be cleared off, my cupboards more organized, and my kitchen to be warm and welcoming. Can I reconcile all of these?
Because I enjoy teapots and flowers, I have myriad vases and teapots. I do actually use about half of my vases and 2 of my teapots. In my efforts to prune my "stuff," I've given away some of the unused items, but others hold enough sentimental value that I can't part with them yet.
My friend Lisa came over yesterday and gave me a fabulous idea (why didn't I think of this before?!): to use the teapots I love as vases for flowers. I can now get rid of some of the vases I didn't really love because I don't need them... I have a terrific substitute. Now, how cheery is that?