Friday, November 14, 2014

The Little Things Like Pretty White Pitchers

When you've been married a long time, it's the little things that can make you 
really happy or drive you crazy. Right?

You try to avoid the crazy things and build on the good things.

The love of my life is visually impaired and finding utensils in the drawer is hard for him.
A couple of weeks ago I tried to put away the yellow jar 
on our counter that has held utensils for years.
He missed it. 

That just so happened to coincide with the weekend that Laurie Anna's Vintage Home is open.
He really wanted to watch the Cowboy game but he agreed to go with me to Canton. He knew it would make me happy.

I found a new white pitcher to put the utensils in.
That made him happy.

See...we both win. :)



This reminds me that I haven't posted about his vision in a long time.
Post coming soon on that subject.

I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!


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35 comments:

Shelia said...

HI Stacey! Oh, I just love your pretty little white pitcher. Isn't it something what a little change can do for you? Hope you're doing well.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Love the pretty pitcher filled with the utensils! Happy husband, right?

The Refeathered Roost said...

The white pitcher with the design is so pretty. It's a lovely utensil holder...and I bet it makes your husband happy too! Have a wonderful weekend.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a pretty pitcher...it's perfect for holding your utensils! Love your transferware plate too!

Happy@Home said...

Your new pitcher is so pretty.
Always nice when something pleases husband and wife.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

How sweet of your husband to give up the game to go with you. Love your white pitcher.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Glad you had a great day at Laurie's ... love the new pitcher!

Blondie's Journal said...

I LOVE the pitcher and I remember Laurie Anna's blog. Sorry about your husband's vision problem. I've learned first hand that both spouses suffer and need to support one another. I'm sure everything will work out.

Jane x

Lana L. said...

We keep our most used utensils in a pitcher on the counter too. Seeing your pretty new one reminds me that ours is chipped and could use a replacement!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It's a pretty pitcher and nice husband to give up a football game for his lovely wife :)

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Very sweet! Love how you work together to make one another happy. And I LOVE white pitchers. I kinda have a lot of them ;-)

Junkchiccottage said...

Very pretty Stacey. It is always the little touches that give the best visual. Have a great Friday and wonderful week end.
Kris

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I love your little pitcher! What a great find! I completely agree; it's the little things that make a difference both good and bad!

Richella Parham said...

Love the white pitcher! A win-win, for sure.

I'm just curious: does your husband have Stargardt's Disease?

JG said...

You both will smile whenever you gaze at your new cute white pitcher, Stacey.
~Judy

Debra Howard said...

It definitely is the little things that make the relationship. :)

Teresa@magazineyourhome said...

I love the raised detail on your pretty white pitcher. I have a few but always looking for more, they are so versatile.

Katie Mansfield said...

I haven't been into that shop though I've read about it many times. It was sweet of him to forgo the Cowboys to go to Canton. It's a darling pitcher.

JoAnne said...

That's a beautiful pitcher, Stacey. I love the design on the front of it. I sure wish I could go to Laurie Anna's. Very sweet of the hubby to go with you!

Brandi said...

I have a small collection of little white pitchers. They're so classic. I love filling them with utensils too. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, friend.

Poppy said...

Hi Stacey,

Your home is always filled with such vibrant colours and lovely finds! The white pitcher perfectly holds all the utensils, and I'm sure your hubby appreciates your effort!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Poppy

Mimi said...

Oh, I love me a white pitcher when I can find one! What a great idea to put the utensils in it, and what a sweet guy to give up watching football to go shopping with his wife.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

What a pretty new white pitcher! Love all your colorful utensils too. Aren't those rubber spatulas the best? I'm still using one that we bought when we first married, almost 25 years ago! I remember you mentioning your hubby's vision problems once. I just clicked the link and read your older post about it. That's so neat that he can read things again! Thank goodness for technology. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your new pitcher, Stacey! I didn't know about your hubby's vision problems, so I will catch up now with the link you provided. How nice of him to give up the football game to go with you. That's love!

Connie said...

That's what true love is all about. Give and take, sharing and caring. Life is good and so much better when shared with someone that means the world to you:)

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I don't think I had ever read your previous posts. What a blessing technology is! Believing and hoping in advances in medicine for your main man too :) xoxo

chateau chic said...

Sounds like a win-win, which is always the best! Love using pretty things like your pitcher for kitchen utensils.
Mary Alice

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love having my utensils right at my fingertips, too. Your new pitcher looks just right next to the pretty transferware plate, Stacey!

I read you post about the new computer your husband has that allows him to read again. He must be thrilled to be able to read books and magazines after a decade of living without the ability to do so!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Your pitcher looks so good! I would have been happy too, if I could have visited Laura Anna's event. The colorful spatulas are exactly what I would have thought you to do.

I look forward to reading your post about your husband's vision journey. Well, actually, I look forward to reading every one of your posts. Thanks!

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

LOVE that pitcher-the details are perfect!

Kathleen Grace said...

Very sweet of your hubby to go shopping with you and lucky that you found something that made you both happy :>)

Jann Olson said...

Perfect! I hear ya about mixing things up and hubby missing it. Quite a while ago I put my red toaster under the cupboard to clear counter space. Hubby was not too pleased. He's use to it now and it's not hard to pul out. It's not like we have toast every day. lol!
hugs,
Jann

Miss Kitty said...

Love your "new" pitcher, Stacey! I also like your advice to build on the good things in marriage and avoid the crazy things as much as possible. It looks like you two hit on a good compromise with the pitcher that prettily holds his utensils.

Kelly said...

You're so lucky to live close enough to shop at Laurianna's. I love the white pitcher you found there. I didn't know that your husband had serious vision problems.

A Joyful Cottage said...

This is a sweet post, Stacey. I love the pitcher and the story behind it. It looks so pretty on your counter, holding the utensils. xxx ~ Nancy