I read a quote by H. Jackson Brown, author of the famed "Life's Little Instruction Book". It says, "Always have something beautiful in sight even if it's just a daisy in a jelly glass."
It just makes me happy to have touches of beauty in my kitchen. That is why I wanted to share this bouquet of light pink tulips that my sister brought for me. She got them at Costco and gave them to me as a hostess gift, when she came for dinner. They are still so pretty. Makes me want to invite her for dinner again real soon.
They make me smile every time I sit down to the table. Would you agree with me?
Even now that they are opened, they continue to add elegance to the kitchen.
I change the decorations on my kitchen island as often as I change my blog banner:)
A few years ago, my sister gave me a glass carafe, and my daughter gave me the rose creamer and sugar that are there now.
I added some faux green ivy, a string of tiny white battery operated lights, and a simple bird nest, with pink butterfly to the glass carafe.
I like the look that it creates.
A strand of tiny white lights makes everything look better.
You can buy them inexpensively in any craft or garden store. This strand requires 2 AA batteries and lasts a long time.
I rescued this green iron shelf from the garage, where it held some old cans of paint. I brought it into my screened in porch and added some vintage items from
our home. I strung some tiny white lights around the back of it. I like how it turned out. What fun to shop through one's house and attic. I do wish I was more skilled at creating vignettes, but this is okay with me. The pink glass butter dish in the second to bottom shelf, was purchased at an old barn sale years ago, by some dear friends.
On the same shelf is this old glass painted sign, just like my grandma had in her home. My daughter found it at a flea market and gave it to me. It reminds me of my grandma every time I see it.
What a comforting promise for me in the world today.
Just a few simple touches of beauty, in my home tonight.