I don’t know when or where I decided to be different, but it wasn’t always this way. I very much followed the traditional way of doing things. Somehow, I found a way to think out of the box and surround myself with only things I love, even when they don’t match! Nothing in my home says “convention” but quite the opposite. It’s a mix of old and new. I guess I learned to blend what I learned from the past with the new.
I think we have a hard time thinking out of the box. Why not take a second look? Maintain your taste yet mix it up a little. God made so many varieties of things for us to enjoy. How boring would it be if we all looked alike?
Recently I coordinated our Women’s Brunch and through the very mixed crowd, I caught sight of a wonderful thing… my friend, Melissa. There she sat with her hip little outfit and cute cap…but that’s not the only thing that got my attention. It was her cup and saucer. There in the midst of all of our matching china, ” she sat with her very own blue antique cup and saucer, sipping away carelessly like it was all meant to be. Melissa bravely brought her own unique sense of style to the table. She is my hero!
This has inspired me to put together this little mix of place settings. Each place uniquely appointed yet cohesively joined with the rest. The settings don’t compete, they don’t shout for attention, they just look pretty as they are. Much like our lives…God has created us with a unique purpose in mind with a blend of personality styles and tastes coordinated together in harmonious beauty. Why not be the you God created and let it shine in your everyday style! (and your dishes don’t always have to match!)