The Banana Tree
When I brought it home, there was laughter and rolled eyes. She always knew I was a sucker for kitchen gadgets, but really- a stand with a hook on it to hold bananas? She thought I was bananas. I don't even eat bananas.
But the Banana Tree proved useful, and it gained a place of prominence, right between the napkins and knives.
Since she's been away, the banana tree has stood empty.
I finally broke down and bought a couple.
The kitchen just didn't seem right without them.