Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Meaningful Table Arrangement of Simple Elegance

The colors of the season are easy.
Spring comes with it's own hope of newness and freshness.
Anticipating the warm weather and enjoying nature and her offerings.
The place where we gather is the perfect place to share what we find special
 about the season. Let it match the sentiments of what you find
 lovely and worthy.
Our family enjoys fresh flowers. They bring happiness to our table and
make great companions for a candle or two. Of which you will find
scattered about our home. The glow casts it's own warm light on it's surroundings.
The company of books is never a surprise and daily readings are
a common occurrence. Though it's not unusual to find one on the table,
it IS unusual to find a stack of them in the honored place of the centerpiece.
Though they are worthy, it's not typical.
The stack consists of an early 20th century Bible which is most worthy. It was
printed by the American Bible Society which was a special
find at a thrift store for a quarter.
We enjoy poetry and are always encouraged by books that
 encourage us in our faith.
And all is gathered on a pastel tablecloth that I paid $1 for. There are some
yellow paper doilies and a cream table runner that has been in our linen closet
for several years.
The gatherings are all very simple, common and inexpensive but they represent
some of the most treasured and used items in our hearts and home.
The cost and efforts were minimal but the pleasure in the simplicity and meaning of  it
all is great. And anyone can accomplish this by drawing together a few things
that are cherished and that bring some happiness to your table. Including the things
 that represent your family's values. 
Happy Spring!
Blessings to you,


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