Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Simple Beauty !

I thought I would share a few photos with you of some simple beauty.

This pretty dish belonged to my Mom and for years it sat on a tea tray on her cupboard with tea spoons in it.

Now it has some pretty blooms from a geranium that sat neglected in our basement since last fall and still managed to have a few blossoms on it.

I am going to have to take some cuttings off this geranium as I love the different shades of color in the petals.

I am playing again!

I enjoyed creating this little bit of simple beauty and thank you for sharing it with me!

It is a snow day here with schools etc. shut down but it is a great day to strip wallpaper.

Hope you have a happy day,

Carolyn

35 comments:

THE HOME THAT LOVE BUILT said...

Beautiful colors together! Yes, simple beauty and I love the look.

Blessings,
Brook

Tardevil said...

That geranium is gorgeous. I collect glassware, so I think that piece is gorgeous too!

essemia said...

Lovely colors both on the dish and the flowers. Have never seen this geranium before.

And you have so many lovely cups and other things. You must live in a big house to have place for it all, lol.

Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

podso said...

ooo--have fun with that wallpaper. Glad you stopped to share the simple beauty. The aqua glass and pink geranium together are so lovely.

sweet bay said...

Very beautiful indeed! The Geranium is so lovely with its various shades of pastel pink.

Hedy King said...

Simple beauty, I'd say so, Caroline. Lovely post, as always. Added some peace to yet another snow day in Indiana. Thanks

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....I love the delicate color of the blue dish with the multi pink geranium petals...stunnning!~Hugs, Patti

Marie said...

Simple beauty indeed Carolyn! But I don't know about stripping wallpaper.
-marie

Paula said...

Dear Carolyn,

Thank you for sharing the "simple beauty!" It was beautiful! I know the little blue dish is very special to you since it belonged to your mom! I love the shade of pink in the geranium! What a blessing to have it bloom. I am always blessed and inspired when I visit your lovely journal. Thank you for all the beauty you share!

With love,
Paula

Kiki said...

Beautiful...wow...this is so fresh and sweet..and uplifting...truly charming and gorgeous photos! I love that aqua-blue color..I am smitten! Wonderful post!
kiki~

Sandy said...

Beautiful cool colors grace your blog..... love it!

Sandy
http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

Riet said...

beautiful colours your little flowers have, They look gorgeous in that vase.

Tracy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the blue color of the dish and the flowers are a perfect contrast. Love it!

Mimi said...

Stunning together...is that an old spooner? Love the aqua color, very pretty shade.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

That dish is one of my favorite shades of blue. Sigh...lovin' the simple beauty of spring...while surrounded by snow. Thanks!
Cindy at Lakewood

Susan Wicker said...

Carolyn, the turquoise vase is very beautiful. Love the color contrast with the gorgeous geraniums. Just a great post, as always. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Very pretty; lovely colours.

Blessings,
Sandi

LENNU said...

Very soft and beautiful.
Lovely day to you Carolyn.
Warm greetings, Lennu

June said...

And it is that Carolyn, 'Simply Beautiful'!
hugs

Fluitenkruid said...

Hi Carolyn, the colors are so pretty!

Duby said...

Very beautiful, sweet !!!!

Tardevil said...

I just had to come back over and tell you that your comment that "you went all out" for Valentine's day made me laugh. And here I am thinking I had been all slack this year having a 5 year old. You should have seen what I DIDN'T put out! :o)

Tardevil said...

Oops! Make that a 5 month old!

Gail Griner Golden said...

Your photos are so lovely. They remind me of Victoria Magazine, which I eagerly await every other month. You and I must be kindred spirits as Anne Shirley said.

parTea lady said...

That is a very pretty dish - such a nice blue color. Your photos are lovely.

School is out here too and my two grandsons are home. I've really been missing my morning trip to the gym, but at least I'm not stripping wallpaper. ;-)

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

I simply love the colors! Your mothers glassware is beautiful.

I have to tell you something. Today, at our second-hand shop, I found some red and white english transferware and I immediately thought of you! They would look great on your shelves :)

I don´t know what you would call this set. To me it looked like a wider cup with small handles on each side standing on a plate. I´m thinking maybe for soup(?)

There were six of them in perfect condition, no chips or marks, for a very reasonable price. I did not buy them however. It was hard to resist! Unfortunately I don´t have room for them and they wouldn´t come to use in my home. Oh I wish I had taken a picture...

I just had to tell you!

Thank you,
Sanna

GWENDOLYN said...

Oh! so very lovely. the pink is perfect with that shade of blue... which happens to be my fave.
Blessings!
Gwen

Cozy Little House said...

That geranium does have beautiful colors running through the blooms. You must have a very green thumb if it was in the basement. The simple things in life I find are always the sweetest and most beautiful.
Brenda

CIELO said...

True beauity is simple.... like that base and soft pink geranium... so perfectly pretty! ;)

Hugs

cielo

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those colors are gorgeous together! Pure beauty!!!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Sooo pretty!!! I love the color and it looks even more amazing with the pink flowers!!
Michelle

Eli said...

I love your pink and aqua combination, you've made me want to take a few geranium cuttings also, but I also have wallpaper to strip ....first things first!

piitis said...

Lovely colors Carolyn.
I love it:))

I wish you a nice weekend!!

Blessings
^_^Piitis

nannykim said...

I have never seen a geranium that color--oh so pretty!

Hélène Glehen said...

Absolutely charming. The colors are perfectly balanced.
Very inspiring.