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I read an article by a well known ministry leader recently who talked about criticism in the age of technology... how easy it is for anonymous sources to leave instant criticism that remains permanently in our minds (and others).
I took the above picture before the memory card broke. One of my favorite ways to redecorate is to move objects around (and it is free!). The top of the buffet needed a little something so I took the small cake stand out of the corner cabinet where it was holding a teapot and hoped it was big enough to set the little tea service on it... it was! I think that is the sweetest teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl... a Goodwill find a couple years ago.
That buffet was an answer to prayer, some may remember when my husband brought it back from his hometown when his sister moved to a smaller apartment. It provided both needed storage space and a place to play with seasonal vignettes.
The silk lavender was found at a garage sale when Stephanie visited two (or three?) years ago. We happened upon a neighborhood garage sale on our way "into town" and both of us found lots and lots of wonderful items really cheap. The lavender had been tied together to look more formal but I fluffed it up a bit.
The pink silk flowers spent the winter on my bedroom closet shelves, waiting patiently to be pulled out and admired again in spring. Silk flowers are one of those items that cost a great deal retail but are readily available at garage sales and thrift stores in my area. Don't they look a lot better than the old plastic flowers of my mother's generation?
The lavender azalea plant in my backyard is blooming, I wish I could take a picture for you. I clipped some stems to put on my dining table and in the little bottles on my window kitchen sill. The young homemaker who owned this house before us loved the color lavender (so do I). :)