But I love them. In fact, when I went to Paris I was obsessed with finding kitchen canisters en francais at the famous Clignancourt Marché aux Puces (flea market). They made it from my Pad du Bachelorette to their latest home in the shore house kitchen, on the built in shelf we inherited.
It's funny...When we first looked at the house, we were like "Ewwww...kitchen!" We DEFINITELY needed a new refrigerator off the bat, and planned on "living with" the rest of it for a while. But you know what? After some SERIOUS elbow grease (did I mention, "Ewww?"), mini DIYing, and the addition of some fun art...we kind of dig it. As in, I think we're keeping everything pretty much as-is. And aside from the refrigerator and dishwasher we needed and bought (on sale, of course) all of our improvements and furnishings to-date have cost well under $500.
You'll meet our kitschy kitchen in my next post, but today I'm guest blogging over at Fifi Flowers' blog as part of Paris month. Click over to learn more about my quest for the canisters, and to see Jean Martha's photos from her very recent trip to the Clignancourt flea en Paris.
And since it's Earth Day, be sure to get out and smell (or plant) the flowers...or clean the beaches...or buy from your local farmers. The Iris bulbs I planted last Earth Day bloomed for the first time this weekend...I cannot believe how huge they got in one year! This beauty's over three feet tall...