The dining room table at our beach house was calling my name, so I dug through the kitchen cabinets and found various pieces to pull together to make a table setting. There were several small things (like ribbon and candles and flowers) that I'd wished I'd had. Giving in to ho-hum would have said that it wasn't going to be just right, so it wasn't going to happen at all. But truly enjoying life and loving where you are doesn't wait for situations to be perfect. The fun thing about beauty is that you can create it wherever you are.
Random, whimsical, mismatched pieces can become delightful when put together. Number one rule: USE and LOVE what you have. Approach things you already have with a different perspective and appreciate the beauty that is already there.