Wednesday, May 12, 2010

in my kitchen (well, almost)

10 more days before I am officially a married woman and can finally live in just one house :)

I've had a lot of fun over the last month and a half though cleaning and creating and making the new apartment a place we will be happy to live in when we come home though. One of the things I love about the new place is the amazing light that comes in the kitchen. It's already mostly white and then having a west and south facing window ensures most of the day there is soft{er} light streaming through the curtains. It's perfect for my spontaneous needs for taking pictures of whatever is around.

And what's more, there are lilac bushes all over the yard, probably about 7 or 8. Perfect for picking any time I please :) And I do pick them!

from the yard

In fact, just last week I received one of my first wedding gifts in the mail {which I promptly opened} and it revealed a stunning glass water pitcher from pottery barn from my friend Keri!

I went out and literally climbed a lilac bush to make it hang down far enough so Steve could pick some of the dark purple ones... we collected a variety of the colors and put them straight into that vase :) These pictures are of some lilacs I had put in a small water carafe {which I found on the side of the road} before I got my lovely pitcher.

lilacs

This next picture is interesting. Even before I made the move out of my apartment into my parent's/steve's house my betta was on his way out. He wouldn't eat, he rarely moved and he was growing fuzz.

I wished so many times that he would just die {i know that's mean, but the little guy just needed to go to a better place lol}

Finally, after almost 2 months of this, he did die. Leaving me with an empty fish bowl and a live underwater plant. For over a week I left the whole thing set up just so that the plant would be ok but finally decided that there needed to be a better solution.

So I used another of my small water carafes that I paid a lot of money for found on the side of the road and planted the little plant right in there. It's so cute and colorful. It's moved to a couple different places in the apartment, but currently is residing in the bathroom.

plant in a jar

But I love the way the light streams through it and enhances the greens and yellows. It's a happy plant :)


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3 extraordinary comments:

Keri May 12, 2010 at 12:43 PM  

Oh gosh I LOVE lilacs! They smell so wonderful. I really miss the lilac festival in Rochester every year.

I was kind of joking when I told you to take pictures by the way ;) But I'm glad you did- these are beautiful!

Musings of an Abstract Mind May 12, 2010 at 8:14 PM  

I'm a lilac fan!!

Debbie June 5, 2010 at 5:59 PM  

a happy plant ... mmm..hmm...

happy plants are good.

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