Sunday, November 8, 2009

corners of my home: dining room table

It makes me immeasurably happy to put together these little vignettes on the dining room table. My little boys brought in these white flower-weeds for me today--so happily and so innocently. As I've said before, it's a very special thing when a child brings flowers to his mama. This afternoon I was noticing how pretty they look with the irregularly shaped pumpkin and the beeswax acorn and the late afternoon sunlight. I think it's so important to stop for a moment and notice these little pockets of peace and beauty. That is a huge reason why I love blogging--because it makes me appreciate these moments and because gives me someone to share them with.
I've had the acorn candle for a bit now, on the nature table, and I wasn't sure if I should burn it. I'm so glad I decided to! It's a great candle. The pumpkin is from a little boy at Rainer's daycare--his family owns a citrus orchard and I'm pretty sure they grew this pumpkin too.
I'm still enjoying the garland. I very much want to make a fall one with the word "thanks" on it. We'll see if I make it happen!
{Turkey bib}

By the way, the "corners of my home" concept is not mine. It's vintage Soulemama. Here's one of her early posts. I love the concept of preserving these little "corners" to remember later, when everyone is older and perhaps the spaces have changed or are used differently. I never posted any "corners" of my own, though, because I kind of thought none my corners were blogworthy. I'm changing my attitude, though, and embracing the concept of "my life is beautiful as is." It feels good.

14 comments:

Jennifer said...

I think your "corner" is beautiful. I have a sweet little mama bouquet from my little girl and you are so right, it is really special.

Elfin Goddess said...

Thank you Mary Beth for your posts on the corners of your home. There are corners in mine that I've been loving for a while now! And yes I have been loving my life as is too! Its a feeling of being overwhelmingly grateful for what is, even tho' there's so much to be done, or uncertainty in areas that are dear to us. Yes, life is good as is! :)

Andrea said...

Your life IS beautiful! And I love the acorn candle.

Tammie said...

im loving your corners.

i never post about my "corners" either for the same reason you mentioned. maybe i should give it a shot. :)

Rain said...

I've long enjoyed Soulemama's corners. And yours are just as blog-worthy. Your home seems like a very sweet place.
I'm also trying to find those corners in my home to love. And... if they aren't there than maybe creating a small corner to love is the best way to start loving your home/life where it is.

thetinybean said...

So lovely! You've definitely inspired me to document some of my own little corners.

Heather said...

Looks like a gorgeous space

briar said...

your life is indeed beautiful - as are all of ours, beacuse they are OURs- thats what I love about blogging too - it continually reminds me to seek pleasure and happiness in the tiny things that make up a day - least we forget them. xx

Anonymous said...

I love seeing the corners of your home. I just adore your decorating and how open and airy your house seems.

Oona Nicholas

Holly C. said...

I love all the little vignettes you show on your blog-and your home looks so sweet and lovely.

You should show more!

hanna said...

I love this post. I'm loving seeing your little corners and yes isn't blogging so great that it makes us notice, and share - and then remeber these little things.
Coincidentaly I've just finished a post on the joys of flowers being picked by our lttle ones.

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