A Beautiful Chore


Of all of my daily housework tasks, I enjoy cleaning the kitchen the most. It's not my favorite thing to do but washing pots and pans, scrubbing the counter, soaking dishes and sweeping is made much more enjoyable when surrounded by pretty things and good music.

I fell in love with this dish drainer at World Market yesterday.

My kitchen cleaning music is always She and Him on Pandora Radio. I love it- it's so happy!

Embroidered by Kate Garbrielle from Scathingly Brilliant
I always use lemon dish soap. When I was 4, I had a little play kitchen that I would use to wash my dishes after a tea party. Mom would always let me put a  little soapy water in the sink and it was usually lemon scented.


  1. Nice post! Love the dish drainer and the radio especially!

  2. Such pretty things! I really enjoy getting my kitchen shined up and spiffy as well.Definately worth the trouble in the end, and actually kind of fun w the right music.

  3. Such a nice post today.. Loved it.. The dish drainer is wonderful.. Love all your dishes,etc too.. Anything that makes kitchen cleaning more fun..I am all for it,lol.. As I speak... I must head to my kitchen to do the same

  4. Very cute, can you believe we just found out about Pandora a couple of weeks ago!

  5. Gladly starting to followin you, love!!!

  6. Your kitchen is so charmingly lovely and filled with delightful yesteryear treasures, I can completely see why you enjoy spending time tidying up in there. I've always found washing dishes by hand to be oddly relaxing - perhaps even cathartic at times - and could only imagine that feeling being intensified if I had a kitchen as filled with terrific vintage pieces as you do.

    ♥ Jessica

  7. I agree. Nice surroundings do make things better when cleaning :)

  8. Just found your blog today and have whiled away the hours here jumping from one link to commenters blogs and back...what fun!!! I will be back and I'm inspired to do pincurls tonight and to get back to blogging myself again. You have done a wonderful job. Keep up the fun and informative posts. You have the perfect mixture. :)

  9. I'd enjoy cleaning if I was pushing around more pretty things like these! We do collect vintage tumblers though, and I love washing them by hand and seeing the sunshine through all the pretty colors!

  10. Whenever I'm feeling down or stressed out, I go slip on a pretty, simple cotton dress, sweep my hair up into an updo, brush my teeth, put on an adorable apron, set my spotify playlist to big band, and dance around cleaning the kitchen. It's a pick-me-up like no other and really makes my day. :)


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