I have a weakness for containers: bags, pots, tupperware, terra-cotta, more bags, tiny boxes, funny cups, endless coffee mugs, teapots… It’s dangerous. Combine this predilection with the amazing deliciousness of La Fermiere yogurt and you end up with this:
A veritable wall of terra-cotta yogurt pots. What can I do with them all? They’re too cute to throw away or put with the recycling. They cry out for a purpose. I’ve used them for pen holders, cutlery settings at the table, candle holders, ashtrays for visitors who smoke (who are relegated to the driveway with their little ash pots), snack holders for cut veggies or dips … but, mostly, I use them as ballast in the belly of my cabinets and worry that I will eventually be sunk.
But … but … they are SO PERFECT. Internet investigation has revealed that I am not alone in this possibly diagnostically significant eccentric collection. People all over the world gather up these pots and then wonder what the freak they are going to do with them. Some people sell them on etsy. Some people use them in giveaways. Some people do fabulous crafty things on pinterest. Most are a bit like me, slowly drowning in terra-cotta cuteness and not sure of a way out.I love them, you see. Surely life can be solved, if only one has enough pots to apply to the problems at hand. Sort everything into tiny, perfectly rounded clay shapes in various fashionable colors and — viola — everything clean and tidy.
Maybe I should keep them in a massive stack by the front door, and ask friends to ‘take a pot, leave a pot’ as they come and go. Anyone need a paperclip holder?