My kitchen is filled with an eclectic mix of utensils, appliances and accessories – few of which match the other, and are about as far from ‘designer’ as you can get. I kind of like that though. It feels right that the building of a room as dynamic as a kitchen, should evolve naturally over time, to reflect the random and often changing tastes of those that make that space their own.
While I love my palette knife (it makes icing cakes so much easier and more fun), and I will always have a special place in my heart for my glass Pyrex measuring cup, there is one kitchen item which stands above all others as a clear favourite – this humble white jug.
We bought this jug about seven years ago from a discount variety store, for a grand total of $4. The Mr and I hadn’t set out to buy a jug that day, we were actually there to buy a few kitchen essentials after moving into a new house. After stocking up on pots, pans, plates, knives and forks, we spotted this jug in the clearance section and thought it might come in handy one day.
Without a doubt, that $4 is the best money I have ever spent in the kitchen. The jug is called up to duty on a daily basis and serves many water-related purposes – from acting as a watering can in the herb garden, to filling up the coffee machine, evaporative cooler, and the dog’s water bowl. A jug of all trades, if you will.
Aside from practical considerations, there is also a simple elegance in the jug’s design that I find particularly pleasing – the curved shoulder, the wide pouting lip, and the streamlined body. Beauty and practicality all wrapped up in a plain white jug.
So, what about you? Are there any items in your home that have become unexpected favourites?
PS. The Sparkapolooza brief this fortnight was a tricky one for me. It was all about getting visual with a rabbit, and goodness me, I drew something! You’ll find my contribution here if you’re interested, with all other bunny goodness to be found here.