This is the little coffee station area next to the kitchen stove. I love using my ironstone for daily use...one sugar bowl for sugar and one for sweetener, and the spoon rest for the stirring spoon. I used to have a salt/pepper shaker set here but the cork stoppers kept falling inside!
Anyway. You see the lovely hot chocolate container in the background? Adds to the decor, doesn't it? I can't drink straight black coffee (even with cream and sugar) but rather am more of a flavored-coffee drinker and found that adding hot chocolate mix is just the fix I need. So this container sits on the counter every day. Very convenient but not very pretty.
Well, now look at what's in it's place! A cute little tureen. Maybe for veggies? I don't know. So petite with lovely lines and details. And guess what? I didn't have to go shopping for it. Nope. I already had it!!
Last week, I was scouting around, in the cabinet I use to house my ironstone collection, for something to use in my fall decorating. Lo and behold, back in the corner of the top shelf I found this little beauty. I had forgotten all about it. But, apparently, the image of it was still in the recesses of my mind because this is EXACTLY what I was looking for. What a knucklehead I am! :/ If I had just looked at the pictures in the post I did about my collection, I would have seen it there!!
It's been right under my nose the entire time. I couldn't believe it. I grabbed one of my beautiful, vintage soup spoons to use for scooping and now I have something lovely to store my hot chocolate mix. Even Mr. Bill noticed the change and commented on how much better the service area looks now. I agree.
Today is an absolutely beautiful day...fresh, clean, lots of sunshine and muddy. We had a torrential downpour yesterday and received four inches of much needed moisture. We haven't received this much rain, at one time, in a long, long time. So we don't mind a bit of muddiness. We are thankful. I pray that today has been a wonderful day for you as well.