I must say that it has been almost therapeutic in a sense to rearrange and clean all the kitchen shelving. Trying to keep within reach all the everyday things to use - bowls, plates and cups means that the shelving is a little more practical these days. With an extra stash of mismatched china left in the cupboards below for the little people. I believe life is too short for ugly kitchenware. Particularly when, with a little persistence, better made things can be found so easily in the op shops.
I also took the opportunity to rearrange the cabinet, and I placed in there a little tea set that was left to me by my late grandfather. Leaving the handwritten note on the bottom of the plate with his intentions. It's become quite the sentimental cabinet, with Pop's tea set, my Nanna's cake plate from her wedding and her turquoise vase.
Items filled with meaning in the home, while maybe not the latest fleeting fashion, really do make a house feel like a home. Little things passed down generations, small holiday keepsakes, treasures picked up at the op shop or auction items bought at the end of a long hot day. They all have a story to tell. Items that are worth keeping and looking after which has to be a good thing is this throw away society.