This simple wee pitcher is bringing me joy these days. It's just small enough for one tea-sized serving of milk. I bought it at Value Village for $3 and it was worth every cent. As I work through the stuff I've collected through the years, I have a new awareness of what I want in my home. The two guiding questions whisper in my mind: Is it beautiful? Is it useful?
In this case, the answer is yes. I hear people say that they "love" their iphone, or "love" their vehicle. I know that feeling, and always feel slightly materialistic and shallow for "loving" an inanimate object. Because objects that are mass-produced and widely available can be replaced.
But when you find some little item like this, at a thrift store or a yard sale, you know it is truly one-of-a-kind, and therefore, irreplaceable. This sweet little pitcher makes me smile each morning when I pour milk into my favourite mug, perhaps because I feel so lucky to have snagged it before anyone else did! The thrill is deepened by the fact that it cost less than $5.
It makes me feel kind of pampered in the midst of caring for so many others. I know when I fill it with milk, it is just for me. It's sole purpose is to make my tea perfect...for me. I carefully wash it each morning, and set it back in a place of pride on my open cupboard.
I'm pretty easy to please, non?
Do you have a simple household item with a talent for bringing a smile to your face? What little irreplaceable object do you cherish? Leave a comment!
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