It was almost a year ago when I realized for the first time there was a National Coffee Day. Believe it or not, that was the day I decided to get rid of the coffee station in my Butler’s Pantry. Why?
Because I replaced it with a flower arranging station. In my house, it’s all about flower arrangements.
Before you think I am crazy, let me explain.
I love coffee. I really do. And any morning I don’t get to enjoy my morning coffee at home, with my daily Sudoku puzzle in hand, is usually the start of a bad day. Many of you have seen the gorgeous Italian copper latte machine that my husband gave me twenty years ago. The only problem is it doesn’t work. And it hasn’t worked for about ten years. (I do need to admit that it apparently needs a minor fix and I did find a place in Los Angeles where I can get it fixed. My bad.)
Also, my husband rarely drinks coffee, so I don’t want to make a full pot. I don’t own a Keurig machine because I like to make a large cup of coffee and my mug won’t fit under the spout. So here is what I do every morning to make coffee. I grab a Rae Dunn mug (based on my mood of the morning), open up one Starbuck’s Via Instant coffee packet and add hot water from my instant-hot faucet. The total time to do this takes less than a minute.
So why did I need an entire coffee station to make a cup of coffee in less than a minute?
Hence, my brilliant idea for my flower arranging station.
I love flowers. And as Monet said, “I must have flowers always and always”. But the “arranging the flowers“ part has never been my favorite thing to do because of how it always disrupts my kitchen. So I now have the perfect place to arrange my flowers. I have a large countertop with a hundred-year-old working sink, with all of my vases, pots, and tools nearby.
I was so excited about this that I sort of renamed half of my Butler’s Pantry to the Flower Arranging Room. And I am still trying to do a bi-monthly blog post on making flower arrangements for my home! This was so perfect for me. Because I knew I would spend more than a minute in the room formerly known as my Butler’s Pantry to play with flowers every day. Even if occasionally I am even creating faux arrangements.
My only dilemma is what to do when I get the copper latte machine fixed. It’s too gorgeous not to have a nice spot in our home. I just need to figure that out. Because it’s been a year and I haven’t gotten it fixed yet.
Until then, I must have flowers and flowers.
So do you think I am crazy?