They make me smile big,
these hyacinth bulbs that were in the clearance bin,
now blooming on my kitchen windowsill.
This is the first time I ever tried to “force” bulbs indoors.
It surely won’t be the last though.
Do little things like blooming bulbs in vintage custard cups make you smile too?
I always notice the little things.
Notice being a nicer way to say it than, “I obsess about.”
I watched the 1990’s version of “Little Women” the other night.
I love the March home in that movie.
In one scene, Marmie is lighting each of the girl’s chamber candlesticks as they head upstairs to bed.
Chamber candlesticks are the current thing I’ve been “noticing”.
This vintage old rusty one came home with me a while back.
Then I found this one.
For about the price of a coffee at Starbucks, I bought it.
It wasn’t old, rustic or rusty, but was sturdy, heavy, shiny brass.
When I got it home, I sprayed it with a little brushed nickel spray paint,
then dry brushed it with some glossy black craft paint.
I wiped off the black with a damp paper towel, dry brushing more on and wiping it off until I got the look I wanted, which was less shiny, newer, brass and more old and pewter-like.
I think I’m lovin’ it!
What’s a little thing that’s caught your eye lately?
HAPPY, HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE and HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND!