Friday, November 9, 2012

It’s the Little Things

Hey sweet friends.

So glad the weekend is here and fun things are on the calendar for the next couple of days.

I have to tell you that I am really a pretty simple person. 

Small things make me happy.

Little gifts make me smile.

Give me a pack of chewing gum and you have spoken my love language loudly.

I was playing around in our house yesterday and was reminded how much I am okay with simplicity.

Beautifully dried hydrangeas in an old pitcher…


A crock filled with a few favorite things…

… a pair of my grandmother’s scissors and a pair of her eyeglasses… a set of copper nails that my brother recently gave me because he knows I love copper… a neat old white measuring stick

crock 1

All of these things make me smile.

crocks 2

Corral all of these things on this great old piece and I love them even more.

coffee table 1

I have shown you this wood and metal piece before.  Still don’t know what it is but still love it.

I don’t think I showed you the great metal basket that I found on my last flea market trip.

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I filled it with some of my favorite decorating books for easy pick up.

books 1

Simple little crocks filled with simple treasures…

Simple wire basket filled with beautiful books…

Simple things that make me smile.

I hope you are smiling big about something today.  

Partying over at Common Ground, Funky Junk


It's me said...

Simpel is always so the simple things in weekend...x

must love junk said...

That wood and metal piece is so unusual-love it! Simple is elegant :)

Sherry said...

I love "simple" too! I love all the simple pretties you have sitting around. Have a great weekend!

Anne said...

Amy love your vignette.Yes I agree be thankful for the simple and little things! Have a wonderful weekend!

chateau chic said...

It's usually the simple things in life that mean the most and bring the most joy. Lovely post!
Mary Alice

On Crooked Creek said...

What a blessing you are, dear friend!!! Simply the best!!! Have a blessed weekend!

Finding Home said...

All so very pretty and welcoming! Take care, Laura

Beth said...

Beautiful displays - not to mention that simple just looks fresh & clean. AND, I just love that wood & metal thingy!

melissa said...

I needed to hear Big Daddy Weave 'Redeemed" this morning! what a powerful song, thanks for sharing! and as always your home is so beautiful!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Simply your new basket with your books. Perfect :)

Art and Sand said...

I love your 'simple' decorating style.

Marilyn Holeman said...

Hi Amy, When I saw your basket full of decorating books, it reminded me of the giveaway Marianne is doing over at Songbird. Are you familiar with her blog? It's beautiful! She's giving away away a copy of Miss Mustard Seed's new book, and the comment question is, "Tell me your favorite home decor book." Here's a link, if you're interested:

Katherine Wolak said...

You have an eye for putting things together dearie! :) I love all your treasures, they make such gorgeous decor! :D


Becky C said...

Hey I love your cool new metal basket! Great idea to store decor books. Also adore your crocks on the coffee table tray. It all looks lovely as usual! Hope you have a great week!

Debbie said...

It was blog land that showed me how much I was drawn to the simple. Every time I saw a home with touches like that, I was drawn to it. I love that you included your grandmother's glasses. That's so special to me.

Joanne Bischof said...

It's so nice to see the things that make you smile. They are charming and I can only imagine, dear to you. I love all of your photos! The colors and the warn look just make things feel like home. :)

LLH Designs said...

I love simple things, too. Maybe this is one of the things that makes our hearts feel connected! :) xoxo!