I do try to make sure that the things in my house are beautiful to my eye, but my thriftiness prevents me from just throwing out the ugly stuff and buying replacements.
Occasionally, all the pretty things come together and there is a lovely scene.
Genevieve and I had a little picnic in the yard when the boys were away. Sometimes just transporting our meal outside is magical and not too much bother. This was one of those times - and! it was pretty!
She explained that the plates were so small that she put out two for each of us. And likewise with the cups - she set an extra cup of water to side as a water pitcher (or she may have been thinking of our typical dinner practice of parents refilling childrens' cups from their own rather than expending the energy to go out to the fridge and get the water pitcher - ha).
Cottage potatoes and pepper cabbage.
And then we walked downtown for ice cream and she bought a neon jump rope as well. And that purchase could have its own post wherein we discuss children and money and impressing on them that cash money is not going to appear in greeting cards forever.