I love the quote below ...
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”. William Morris
But why not combine the two, both Useful and Beautiful?
I needed a kitchen timer.
Rather than get a utilitarian, run of the mill timer, I found this rooster timer at Sur La Table, while in Naples, Florida last week.
It might not be beautiful, but it is adorable, that counts, right?