Keys Are Forever Getting Lost: Seth Apter Inspired Mini Album
The Case of the Missing Spoons
Keys are not the only things that disappear in a household of people. As time goes on, I have noticed the stacks of dishes in the cupboard and silverware in the drawers have slowly dwindled. It seems as though we never have enough spoons even though I just emptied the dishwasher. We started out with eight place settings and now we are down to 3. I am guessing somewhere along the way the silverware jumped off the plates into the trash can because my children promise that “It wasn’t me!”, when I question them. Not to mention that I have lost many dishes since the little people started taking over dish duty. Over time, things have gotten chipped, cracked, broken and have disappeared. Early on in marriage, I would let off steam when these certain events would occur. But now, I am learning to see the positives in these situations. I have little people to share my table with, hubby has a job that provides money for food to fill our plates. And each chipped or broken dish means that I have children that are learning to be responsible and hard-working by helping out with meal clean-up.
I won’t say that I don’t cringe inside every time I hear something crash in the kitchen but I am getting better at being less attached to things. In fact, I am thinking about it as an opportunity to replace the dishes and go all mix n match-y. I am not ready to purchase new dishes as the years of dish duty are far from over. But, maybe I will add a few here and there as the pile of usable dishes becomes smaller. For fun, here are a few that I have been looking at on Amazon.
Aren’t they pretty? Which one do you like best?
What is your favorite pattern or style of tableware?
Creating the Journal Pages
Here is a few more pages in my Seth Apter inspired layout.
I covered my pages with book paper and stained it with Vintage Photo Distress ink. Next, I layered tissue paper and extra book paper on top. I used Seth Apter Stencils from StencilGirl in the background along with his PaperArtsy stamps. In conjunction with fiber, fabric scraps and color sprays/paint I used Seth’s Baked Textures in the background.
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