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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Striving for a simple life

In my Coffeeberry Cottage I want things simple now.  

My Aunts old  1930-40s tea towel  that she stitched as a girl and My Moms 1940s China.Reminders of My loved ones and days long ago.

Tin advertising of before I was born.The nurse is advertising Red Cross Stoves.

Very very old bowels

made useful.Simplicity you ask?Yes, because I've stopped buying a lot  of  new or old things.I look around at My abundance and just keep bringing them back and rearranging them new ways and for new purposes.It brings Me a sense of  joy seeing the things that my ancestors used.

19 comments:

Beth said...

Lovely images. Happy Tea Time Tuesday!
God bless, Beth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Denise,
Simplicity is a good thing. There is a lot of charm to be found in the simple things of life. Very cute teacup and wonderful images of your treasures. Thank you for your lovely comment and joining me for tea today.

Blessings,
Sandi

libbyquilter said...

there is a certain satisfaction from keeping things simple, especially when you have only the most sentimental of items surrounding you.

i'll raise my teacup to simplicity today too~!

:-)
libbyQ

Shelley said...

It seems more and more people are finding their path to simplicity these days...I have been on such a path for most of my life...just venturing from it a bit...but,at this time in my life I find myself being drawn more so than ever to the plain path of living and embracing life and all that is around me. I see beauty in the useful things more than ever...bowls,plates,brooms and such... necessary things to the home but,still beautiful and useful in their simplicity to serve. Its always wonderful to own these things that loved ones before held and use daily as well...thanks for sharing ...blessings

Johanna said...

Hi Denise,
you are right, we all have lots of things with many memories. To rearrange old things to new beauty is truly a special skill.
Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

EllenaElizabeth said...

Hi, I have enjoyed looking at your photos. I tend to agree with you. There comes a time when we feel inclined to slow down. I often look at things in shops now and think, 'that's lovely', but I don't need it so won't buy it". I too like to rearrange things I already own. Thanks for sharing.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Hello Denise! So nice to meet you...we are March Tag Swap partners at Tee's!
You have a sweet blog and i have become a follower....I love coffee and berries and adore your blog name:)
Lets exchange addies per email.
God Bless.....Karla

Just Be Real said...

Denise, thank you for sharing these lovely photos. Blessings.

magie said...

What lovely things, it is always nice to have things that mean something or bring back memories of loved ones. I love the china teacup..so pretty.
Enjoy the rest of the week..
Magie

Cynthia said...

I love what you did. Have a good day.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Denise,
I agree with you about using the things we have especially ones handed down from loved ones.
Thank you for your lovely comment and for following my blog. I am your newest follower.
Nancy

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely vintage family pieces! A wonderful post!
Ruth

EllenaElizabeth said...

Hi Denise. I noticed you had become a new follower of my blog (& I reciprocated) & now your icon seems to have disappeared. I was wondering if I had said or done something to offend? If I have please let me know.

Lady Linda said...

I love your bowls, favorites of mine. It's fun to use what we have. Fun!

Lady Linda said...

I love your bowls, favorites of mine. It's fun to use what we have. Fun!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Denise, goodness we have not visited forever! I am so glad you dropped by, I caught up and see you are going to have gastric bypass, good for you, what fun blog posts that will make! I keep moving things around too, I love your aunts tea towel and the advertisements, great vintage treasures!

Carol

Stephanie said...

Simplicity sounds great. I love your idea of reusing things by changing them around.

donna said...

I love all my things that used to belong to one of my family members. They bring back some wonderful memories.
Hugs
donna

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning precious Denise! You are so kind to come to visit me on this cold and snowy morning! A cup of tea would be magnificent RIGHT NOW!

ENJOY and thank you for your well-wishes! Anita

One of my favourite songs that makes me realise God’s always around. — Dancing with God, Verse 1: You dance over me While I am unaware, You sing all around But I never hear the sound, Chorus: Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You How You love me Verse 2: You paint the moring sky With miracles in mind, My hope will always stand, For You hold me in Your hand.