As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Simple Centerpiece



The zinnias are summer weary. It's too early for mums. But I wanted something with color to brighten the table for our last summer ice cream party.

On the way home from church, Ron pulled over to the side of the rural road we were traveling. Along the ditch banks as far as the eye could see were these cheerful yellow wildflowers! 

"Want to pick a bouquet for the table?" he asked. 

One of us was afraid that critters were lurking in the blooms, but the rest of us clambered out of the van and began to pick. Within a couple of minutes we had enough. I gave them a hearty shake to leave behind any possible critters before I laid them on my lap for the drive home. 

Turns out we had enough to fill two Mason jars, so we put a jarful on the island and another on the picnic table.



Sunday lunch with family. Ice cream party in the afternoon. Game party Kati hosted for friends in the evening. Simple centerpieces for all!

12 comments:

  1. Cheryl, we have those same wildflowers everywhere along the roads. They are so lovely--I told Grayden it reminds me of England. I love that you placed them in Mason jars--perfect for a centerpiece for your lovely Sunday afternoon affairs! ♥

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  2. Love it! They are pretty and cheerful! Just right for an ice cream party and a game party!

    Deanna

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  3. They are perfect!! Now I'm craving some homemade ice-cream - yum!

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  4. Pretty flowers, and free for the taking! What a sweet husband to stop and ask if you wanted to pick some.

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  5. How colorful & cheerful! I marvel at the color combinations roadside.....particularly I like the Queen Anne's Lace & blue chicory combination. (Seems they used to bloom same tie as orange lilies but not so much this year. Hmmmm.)

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  6. Perfect! Simple, pretty, FREE, happy, and colorful....did I mention PERFECT!

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  7. What could be lovelier than a Mason jar filled with wildflowers from the roadside? Not many things in my book! :)

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  8. ya gotta love a man who pulls over and asks if you want to pick flowers for a bouquet!! Love it!

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  9. How pretty! I like the way your husband thinks.

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  10. Wow, nature certainly supplied some beauty for your table .. and your husband's quite thinking. So bright and cheery.

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  11. The wildflowers made beautiful centerpieces! I saw a lot of these just today and wished there were a place to pull off the highway to gather a bouquet.

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