Monday, November 4, 2013

Beauty on Sunday…Simplicity

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
 ~Philippians 4:8~





Simplicity.

It's what I love.

Open spaces (indoors and out!)…

…a simple red barn among the corn or wheat fields…a single rusty star atop a Christmas tree…

…cleared counter tops (always a battle at our house!  *smile*)…a bowl of fresh fruit.

All these images evoke peace…calm…serenity for me.




(Ignore the dried wax on the table runner…please & thank you)  *wink*


On a recent get-away-trip with my husband, I stumbled upon the most adorable Primitives store.

I spotted these rustic (resin) wooden potpourri bowls and quickly had all sorts of ideas for re-purposing them.




I think they look especially delightful holding fresh fruit.

I hope you were able to find some Beauty on Sunday!  Happy Monday.

8 comments:

  1. Simply perfect, Val...

    I too feel at peace when things are simple.

    Cluttered counters=cluttered minds for me. : )

    Thanks for sharing! Have a peaceful Monday, my friend!

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    1. You too, Billie Jo! I LoVe so many cute country cottage-style homes that I visit via blog-land….but when I try to recreate that look…I feel cluttered…suffocated by stuff. I took a TON of things to the Salvation Army this weekend…and now I keep going down to the basement to look a the empty space. It feels sooooo good to me. *smile* HUGS!

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  2. Just lovely and simple and perfect. Pope Francis would approve :)

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    1. Your comment made me smile...and I especially needed that TODAY! Hugs.

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  3. I love it. Simplicity is my code of living most days. I think that's what makes Christmas shopping for my children difficult. They don't need anything. :)

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    1. Yes, Patty, yes! I totally understand where you're coming from. I hate that I sometimes begin to dread the Christmas season b/c of my anxiety of the accumulation of more stuff!!! I wish we could all get back to just focusing on the reason for Christmas….I know folks are well-intentioned, and we never tell relatives NOT to purchase for the kids…but ugh..

      I am actually going to try the "clean out the closets/toy room and make the kids give away toys seldom played with before the new stash comes in" plan and see how it goes. The problem is…whenever my kids find "new" old toys…they quickly become cherished! LOL

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  4. Oh my...this post is perfect and I can't tell you why yet, but you will find out soon enough!!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your kind words are appreciated! As Mother Teresa said, "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."

Valerie