I have to admit; my thoughts have been constantly occupied by the events happening in Japan. A lot. My thoughts and prayers are with every single one of those people and I am praying diligently that they are able to get everything under control very soon. I know all I can do is donate, but I wish I could do more.
Sometimes when I feel restless and helpless, it helps me to get involved in a project.
I cleaned out and dusted my hutch in my kitchen. I arranged my mismatched coffee mugs. I am a hobo coffee mug girl. I have about 20 from the thrift stores and none of them match at all. But I like a good solid mug that cups well in my hand.
Don't look too closely because my plates don't match either. I've tried for matched plates and then one gets broken.
These 4 fancy cups from Anthropologie were my splurge last year and an attempt to have some matching mugs for when people come over.
They are so pretty... I never use them.
I have all of my shelves lined with cotton canvas. I hate putting dishes on painted wood. This way it blends in and keeps the paint from getting nicked or wet from a damp dish.
I was going to dust the items on top of the hutch, but, well.... laziness took over.
It was nice to have it all cleaned and organized for spring.
If you would like to donate for the devastation in Japan, The Red Cross can tell you how to donate.