this abundant life
hi guys! i hope you’re not stressing for the holidays and are planning momentous events with your family and friends.
i love the holidays but have just not been into decorating for them for the past few years. dressing the house with wintery trinkets seems stilted, especially in florida. that all changed when i saw this pic from country living and i’m back in. it’s minimal but there are just enough elements to play with like the cream satin bow. plus, everything looks great with greens around or along it. and they do bring a bit of life and glorious scent in. and the white flowers keep it super simple.
anyway this was just supposed to be a post on a random festive dining room for thanksgiving so i googled ‘holiday table’ as you know i normally stick to the boudoir, but it was worth it cause what i came across was the simplicity of the abundant table and the stress of the holidays was gone just like that!
i mean granted, i’m not the hostess, all i have to do is show up and lend a hand, bring some bread and wine, have fun with the kids…but i am sympathetic to the hostess who does so much to bring it all together. she should be thanked for above all else!
i guess i just wanted to say that it doesn’t have to get so complicated to be beautiful. i know you know that.
so whereever you are, whoever you’re with, have a sweet and simple day with those you love.
French Country Living/Caroline Clifton-Mogg
and above all else it’s the company we’re with. they don’t care if the table is perfectly appointed or you timed it all in sync. so have a beautiful day of food and abundance and each other. i’m beyond grateful, especially for all of you! bon appetit!
ps: just found this:
not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. Epicurus
if I have enjoyed the hospitality of the Host of this universe, who daily spreads a table
in my sight, surely i cannot do less than acknowledge my dependence.
G.A. Johnston Ross
pss my sis-in-law’s table from last year i never posted, she and my bro are the hosts with the mosts! see you tomorrow col and jean!