How do you feel at the turn of the new year…?
In a state of disbelief that yet another year has gone by?
Ready to party like a rockstar as the ball drops?
Or maybe your thinking you’ll break out some new pjs for the occasion?
However you feel about the new year & New Year’s Eve, almost all of us make some resolutions, consider some new habits, or promise, even if it is silently, to somehow improve as the last calendar page of the year tears away.
One of my end of year resolutions is to fully practice what we preach on Decorating Tips & Tricks ~ the concept of “Less is More.”
My less is going to be special, luxurious even, so it really does feel like more.
I am starting in my kitchen with a few items from Polder’s Old World Market.
The Polder family makes ‘dreamware’ after all, so this is a perfect way to practice what we preach.
Gone are the plastic spoons, scoops and motley collection of utensils in my kitchen drawer.
In their place are one stunning long handled wooden spoon, one unique but all purpose spoon, one darling stubby scoop and one spreader that feels so natural in your hand, it is like having another finger.
In a world of mass produced stuff anything handcrafted of natural materials is a luxury.
Polder pieces are useful everyday items that are luxurious in their craftmanship and beauty.
Practical items made with such care that they elevate your everyday.
Each utensil created by the Polder family is handcrafted from fallen hardwoods salvaged from the forest floor.
Really, I am not kidding, they don’t even hurt the trees!
Read HERE for the beautiful story of how the Polder’s modern American dream came true.
I am so grateful to Loran and the rest of the Polder family for sending me these useful works of art.
But because giving is even better than receiving, I am giving one of you the Polder’s Old World Market spreader.
Yup, I am literally & figuratively spreading the l.o.v.e.
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Here is a quote from Loran Polder which I think is quite fitting for this time of year and maybe is what we all should be feeling & thinking as the calendar turns:
Be brave, you only get to live life once. Don’t be afraid to follow God when He arranges your circumstances to give you the opportunity of a lifetime. It won’t be easy and it will almost certainly be terrifying at times, but it will be worth it.