If you need a reason to love your home, I’ve got a recommendation for you. I mentioned in Sunday’s post that HH and I went to NYC last week. We were in Philly, too. Nothing against the northeast, but I was so ready to get home!
I’ll be the first to admit that we are rare. Odd, actually. Most people wouldn’t dream of driving to NYC when they could fly much easier. Are we crazy?!? Um…yes.
The last bit of our drive was very pleasant compared to all the other hours on the road. HH was especially tuned in to the wildflowers growing on the roadsides. (Never has that happened before!)
Our mood reminded me of this poem by Patricia Neely-Dorsey.
I was inspired to pick flowers along our road for a simple setting.
Flower picking is fun!
While HH conducted busines in Philly, I discovered a wonderful Burlington store. Marshall’s is across the street, but it was cramped and crowded. Burlington had much better stock. I enjoyed looking around for a few hours. Yes…hours.
Surely you know I came home with something. Ha!
I immediately loved the colors in these outdoor plates. (I have a plan to get rid of an old set – to help with organizing my dishes.)
The place mats and napkins came from Tuesday Morning a few months back. Mom 2 said I had to have them.
It’s dangerous to shop with someone like that. She thinks I need everything. (Wink.)
Truthfully, she knows I love anything pretty for tablescapes. But. I don’t need any extra encouragement to buy.
I set each place setting with only one plate. Get out! No plate stack this time!
Can you believe it? Picking roadside flowers totally put me in a mood to simplify. Or, maybe it’s the rows of crops shooting out of the ground.
Do you sometimes feel a need to keep things basic and simple?