Thank you all for allowing me to vent about my aversion to brown. I feel MUCH better!
When I moved into this house, the first thing I painted was my mission brown front door. It is now a beautiful cornflower blue gloss. I have always wanted a blue front door (who knows why) and it gives me enormous satisfaction when I look at it every day. Sadly, I still have light brown carpet but I barely notice it anymore. I think I've blocked it out of my mind.
This led me to think about the items we own that make us feel good when we see them. I remember Susan writing about her blue and white mugs (can't remember which post it was though) - now there's a collection I covet! Do you have a simple item that brings a smile to your face when you see it?