Because we’ve had such a dreary snowless winter, I’ve been cheering myself and my kitchen with a few spring flowers from Trader Joe’s. Unfortunately, none of my windows provide very good light.
I have an old green cabinet that sits directly under the only kitchen window. Even being so near the window, the plants were not thriving because they sat well below the window ledge. In order to raise them up to window height, I brought a vintage cheese box that was in the living room and set it on the green cabinet. It not only elevated the plants, but created a shelf underneath, allowing for a place to tuck a few things.
The top shelf holds the hellebore I bought in January. Probably grown on in a cool greenhouse, it is neither equipped to handle the still too cold outside temperatures, nor the warmth of a house. Consequently, it has not done well, and I’ll be happy if I can just keep it alive until April, when I can plant it in the ground.
On the other side of the top shelf is an Angel Vine plant that I’ve had for at least 5 years. It always adds a touch of sweet softness wherever I place it.
In-between is a candle, faux tulips, and a garden angel that was a gift.
In the bottom shelf I can tuck a variety of either small, useful, or decorative items.
And the fun part is I can change things around over and over again . . . and I do. I finally moved the hellebore to the unheated upstairs dormer window in hopes it would be happier. In its place I put two vases of forsythia branches to force into bloom.
And more flowers from Trader Joe’s.
Since my kitchen is so small, every space counts for storage and practical reasons. It’s always fun to move things around, and especially to have a new area to decorate. Let the fun begin.