Monday, February 16, 2009

~Bright Cherry Red~

The other day in one of my posts...I think it was the Valentine day post, I mentioned I really love the color red.
I'm also loving all things cherry.
This is what I stumbled upon today at my local Goodwill Store~

Now, I already have 3 canister sets.
They each serve a different purpose.

One set if for my daily use, another is for decoration on top of my kitchen cabinets and the other I'm still trying to figure out what it is for :)
I thought this one would be perfect to put on my wasted desk in my kitchen! I say wasted because it never actually looks like a desk.
It is never used as a desk.

It just always has piles and piles and piles and piles and piles(did I get my point across??) of stuff on it.

It has school papers, mail, dvd's, cd's, garbage stickers that I can never find, keys, library books, coupons, an old soup can for pens and pencils, bags that I need to put in my car so I can be more environmentally conscious.
Oh yeah, and bills that need to be paid.

There is also a phone jack there...which of course I can never find the phone.

WELLLLLLL....this is my solution.

A cute, bright, cheerful canister set.

Not sure it will actually work but I thought, hey I will try to use this as a motivator.
I will really want to see this set.

I figure I only have a $4 investment in this little plan of mine.

I just adore this canister set.
I walk past it all the time.

Before I would avoid looking in the direction of the desk.

Nope, not anymore. Now I actually sit at the desk and just look at the cute little jars.

I am still amazed that something so simple can bring me such joy.
Gotta love the little things.


Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

It is the small things, Amy. I have this big fancy rhinestone brooch that I bought at the Salvation Army Store - kind of too big and wild for me to pull off to wear, so I put it in one of the two cup holders in my car, and every time I look down there, I smile.

the wild raspberry said...

how much of your pile will you try to fit into the canisters? :)

Backyard Candle Co. said...

those are super cute and the cherries just scream happy!

Rachel said...

They are very cute. I like red too, but I looove pink.
BTW, I tagged you for an award because you're so fun!

Sarah said...

Very cute! Good luck with the clutter. I very recently admitted that I am a sucker for a paper pile, so now instead of piling everything on my desk and not dealing with it, I sort through the mail immediately, don't allow it to sit in my kitchen, and put items on my desk to deal with which I try to do within a week of sitting it there.
I hope that helps you! :)
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Just be happy! said...

it is already worth it since it puts a smile on your face.
I love the cherries too!!!

LuLu said...

Yep, it's the little motivating things in life that make us s happy! Cherries .... make me think of spring and they are so happy!

JudyBug said...

I'm so envious! I went to our local Goodwill on Monday and they have nothing...every. I want to find lovely cherry canisters!

Suzanne said...

Very cute! My son loves red, he had me paint one of his walls red, and of course, all of his bed linens are red too. He is a small thing that makes me smile :)

imjacobsmom said...

Great find! I think I get to the Goodwill late - I miss out on the good stuff! My canisters are stuffed with stuff. Stamps, keys to bike locks that have long been sold, tags from the collars of dogs in heaven, etc. I think you'll put yours to good use, too. ~ Robyn