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Monday, April 24, 2017

Seeing Beauty In Every Day Things

I opened the dishwasher to put the clean dishes away, and I was struck by the beauty of the colors.  I grabbed my phone and snapped a quick picture.  

I want to always be able to see beauty in ordinariness.

I love to do things in my home that speak beauty to those of us who live here.  Sometimes, its a matter of changing things around, so on Saturday, while it rained outside and Tim and Kyle were helping my dad with a project, I played.  I made a wreath for over my bed - 

so I could bring the watercolor painting of Williamsburg out to the living room.  Soon I'll be bringing out the navy blue pillow shams and changing the look of the bed.

I cooked, I cleaned, I cut lilacs for the table. 

Small things.

Ordinary things.

 When we do these things in our homes, we are loving our families, the guests who come, and ourselves.  We are providing an atmosphere of beauty, love, and welcome.

Kyle asked me on Friday, why I like to mow the grass.  I answered him, "Because I like to make it look nice."

It satisfies a need in my heart to beautify my surroundings.

I hope that you find beauty in your everyday life and in ordinary things.


Sylvia said...

I love your wreath, it's beautiful and looks good over your bed.
You were busy over the weekend.
Have a good day,Deanna!

Patti said...

The wreath is beautiful, and it looks perfect above your bed. I love your yellow wall...and the pillows on your bed!

I agree about the colors of the glasses in the dishwasher. Very pretty!

One of my favorite quotes is by Louisa May Alcott: "The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely."

Have a beautiful day,

Elizabethd said...

How very pretty your wreath is.

Linda said...

Your wreath is beautiful! If you add the blue and keep some red - you'll have a patriotic theme!
I make it a point to use everything and not store away the 'nice' things! I'd rather wear something out or have it broken with use than to never use my pretty things!
I really liked that dishwasher photo!

Kim said...

My blog tagline is recognizing uncommon beauty in the everyday, so I get it. Your cups and wreath definitely qualify! :)

Vee said...

Very pretty wreath! How did you make it? I am dragging myself out to the yard for the same reason. It'll be rainy for much of the next week and I am playing beat the clock.

Lorrie said...

A pretty wreath, and how fun to have taken a photo of the pretty colours in your dishwasher. Love that idea. Yes, finding the beauty in the every day of life is important.

podso said...

The wreath looks so nice over your bed. Sending you a quote.

Deanna said...

Love the wreath. SO pretty. Also the view is nice,

John paul said...

Ideas that are convincing, ideas that are explainable and ideas that are appealing. And between all the assumptions, presumptions and preconceived notions beauty has definitely lost it's meaning. Tinted Lipgloss

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