Elevating ordinary to outstanding

Tonight as I was making dinner, I dug around in the refrigerator looking for some sour cream.  The open tub was nearly empty, so I located the new container and pulled it out as well.

As I took the lid off of the fresh sour cream, I was surprised by the image on the safety foil lining:

The lid....pretty 'normal'...

The foil surprise underneath. Beautiful!

What a great way to use potentially ‘wasted’ space!  Granted, ultimately this image is tied to an advertisement (on the back of the foil the company makes a claim about the product being 100% natural…):

Still, encountering a pretty picture in an unexpected place was a very pleasant experience for me!


P.S.  This little experience also got me thinking: What other opportunities exist to infuse art, nature, or compassion into ‘surprise’ places in an otherwise ordinary life?


About Stef

A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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16 Responses to Elevating ordinary to outstanding

  1. barb19 says:

    I agree – it’s a great way to use an empty space – and possibly get the benefits from advertising there!


  2. Joss says:

    what a great question to ask. Knowing you, you will come up with some surprising answers in the next few days!
    walk in beauty.


  3. carlaat says:

    Yes – there must be a million and one easy ways! Get your team on it 😉 !


  4. Hallysann says:

    Hmmm, what about the bottom of a squeezy ketchup or mayonaise bottle, it gets turned upsidedown every time you use it 🙂


    • Stef says:

      Ooh, now there’s an idea! Though, I buy ketchup (and mustard) that is stored “face down”, so that you never have to turn it over to get the condiment out. Cool design, if you ask me. 🙂


  5. Touch2Touch says:

    Did it occur to you— it occurred to me —
    that the slogan on the foil looks like a smiley face itself?
    (Kind of impressionistic, but still, definitely a smiling “we hope you enjoy” )


    • Stef says:

      That actually hadn’t occurred to me – until you said it. I looked back at the photo, and you are totally right! Well I’ll be darned… 🙂 (And I love the idea of an impressionistic smiley; Monet was one of my favorite artists as a kid. Him, and Seurat.)


  6. rutheh says:

    Definitely an unexpected smile maker!
    Like a postcard in your mailbox from a friend on a trip.
    Very nice.


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