|Aga with dish towel given to me by a friend|
Have you ever wondered how different people's choices are when it comes to things that interest them? I've often wondered about this...
And it covers such a large field; friends, decor, colors, styles, life-styles, entertainment, fields of study, and even just 'things'. Why does one person adore the color blue while another red? Why does one person find Anthropology fascinating and another find it boring?
And I realize that genetics and environment play a part... but still the down to earth diversity astounds me. THAT and the fact that so many of us actually do like the same things.
Bear with me. This is a strange introduction into what I'm actually getting at.
I love pretty useful dishtowels. This is what I check out at kitchen stores or what I buy when on vacation as my souvenir. Some I use, some I display, some I use and display.
These two were bought in Fredricksburg, TX. They have been both displayed and used... so showing a little wear. But that's OK.
Our house decor is pretty eclectic also. I've never been one who wants everything to match. In fact, my favorite table setting is to use 8 different place settings with 8 different crystal goblets. Not that we do much of that anymore (occasionally now at Christmas and/or possibly Thanksgiving).
And of course the cats have a say in how things are done too. They don't allow flowers to be displayed (Julie will eat them - she also likes to chew plastic so it's essential no one leaves anything in plastic where she can get to it... like bread or hefty bags,etc. as they will be found with thousands of tiny teeth marks the next day). They also make it necessary to have a very heavy centerpiece in the front room in order to keep the tablecloth from coming off if they happen to fly across it chasing each other. And they require suitable soft quilting blankets on sofas, easy chairs, kitchen counter, etc. for their comfort and enjoyment. And I imagine any house-hold that has a cat also has a cardboard box or two from Amazon (or what have you) that couldn't be discarded because the cats have taken possession.
But that's life. You deal with it. And somehow... despite the haphazardry (is that a word? probably not), it all works.
and oh yes, there are lots of books around here too!