Good day sweet ladies. How did the week start off for you? Did you survive the dreaded Monday? And is Tuesday treating you well? The beginning of the week always means work to me, as it are the days that I have to report bright and early at an office. And you know work is ok and all, you can pay the bills because they pay you a salary for showing up and you have people to talk to and stuff like that. But I must say the best moment of the day is always when I step through my own back door again.
You know when that familiar scent that is home surrounds you. When you can let go and exhale. When the yoga pants can be put on and the makeup washed off my face. That’s when I feel safe and relaxed.
Of course home also means some work and chores that need to be done. But after the dinner is cooked and eaten, the dishes washed and put away, it is time to curl up on the couch with a book or a favorite TV series. And that is when I want to create a little atmosphere. Surround myself with warmth and light, the kind of warmth and light only candles can bring.
So I still illuminate my evenings with sparkly lights and a lot of burning candles. So I scatter tea lights all over the place and marvel in the fact that such a little flame can light up any dark corner in my house.
I have confessed to my love for apothecary jars here on the ole blog on more than one occasion. Putting something in glass (or under glass) gives it instant glam and can turn the most mundane items into a collection.
The last few months I have definitely toned down the number of decorations in our living room and I have been striving for a more clean, less overdone look. So when I was playing with my glass jars the other day, they just didn’t feel right, too feminine, too romantic, simply too much. But I wasn’t ready to let go of the idea of glass, so I hunted for an alternative. And then I rediscovered these old square glass containers that felt right instantly (they are called battery boxes over here in the low lands, no idea if they are called that in English too).
Their squareness and straight lines are more masculine to me and definitely less romantic. And yet the glass is every bit as sparkly and they still add a bit of glam to everything I put in them.
The tea lights are standing in a glass tapas dish, that so far has never been used to serve tapas. I love how the light reflects off of the glass surface and how there is also a reflection on the table.
On dark and cold winter evenings there can never be enough light….
Yes, my little square glass containers make me happy. So what is making you happy on this Tuesday night?
Oh and do tell me whether these containers have an English name too and whether you agree they are good substitutes for apothecary jars!