My girlfriends had an impromptu birthday party for me about 10 days ago. One of the gifts was this wee book of quotations and I love it (yes, I am a quote nut, just find them sooo inspiring sometimes). Anyway each day you open up the little book and it gives you something to think about. I decided to post some of the moments of beauty since we all can use a reminder to appreciate the gifts in our life.
"Life is sometimes made of the small moments of contentment you find in the corners of your day."
I already had a moment of contentment this morning when I picked some bouquets of roses. We are about to have three days of rain and I wanted to enjoy the blossoms while I can. Also, how do you like my new lamps? I bought the bases for $4.00 total at a garage sale and then made the lampshades (whole project total: $19). I just love this little corner of my dining room now!
"Easy Does It" is the name of these beauties which are easily the most fragrant roses in my garden:
I've learned a new appreciation of coral and even orange this year and when these roses bloom, the whole bed pops with cheerfulness. The perfume from fills the entire upper yard; for the first time I enjoyed hanging wash because I could inhale the scent these emit.
I'm off to sew. I hope you have some special moments of beauty and contentment today too!