When I think of making my home a haven, there are immediate impulses of redecorating, fluffing pillows, hanging beautiful pictures and just making things more cozy. Often, we overlook the easy and instantaneous ways that we can make the ordinary extraordinary without any extra time, and only a bit of intentionality.
Open up your cabinets and pull out those special dishes. You know the ones that are being saved for company? When is the last time that you’ve used them? If you have to think about it, it’s been too long.
When you serve up your big pancake breakfast this weekend, grab one of those beautiful cake stands that’s gathering dust and use it. The first time you offer this beautiful presentation to your blessings, the family may ask, “What’s the special occasion?” By which you respond, “You.” (Yes, completely cheesy, but trust me, they need to be reminded of that truth.)
Who better to lavish on that special attention than the ones closest to us, and so often they only get the leftovers.
Make your home a haven by simply making the ordinary extraordinary by using your best serving dishes for the family. This girlie just LOVES using pretty dishes, and mommy loves when she finds gorgeous pink, antique plates at a yard sale. For her, there’s nothing better than tea parties all day long, even if it’s just juice, oranges and Doritoes.
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great idea…my dishes are just gathering dust!
I try to do this – especially now that two of my kids are past toddlerhood! Thanks for the good reminder.
I had to say that after reading this I went directly to my fridge and ate an orange. LOL It looked so delicious I had to have one.
I need to do this more often. My daughter loves when we set the table for a big breakfast or put out a platter of little snacks as if we’re having a party. I’m going to do this tonight!