Monday, May 11, 2009

Alfresco

Bringing bits of the outdoors inside helps bring life to a home. Touches of nature lift the spirit, bring cheer, and please the eye. Little touches of nature can help you feel more home in your house, giving a feeling of freshness and light. A dictionary definition describes alfresco as having origins in 1745 - 55 and meaning 'in the cool, in a cool place'. For me, fresh flowers or greens do bring the cool inside, in more ways than one! Do you have your touch of alfresco in you home today?

"Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun." Ecclesiastes 1:9

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful arrangement!!

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  2. What a pretty bouquet! (I had no idea that that is what "alfresco" meant. If I'd had a multiple choice, I'd just have said "outdoors.")

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  3. Your bouquet is the perfect spring bouquet. I haven't every planted a snow ball bush .. but it sure does remind me of my mom's garden.

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  4. Your bouquet is lovely. My touch of alfresco is several small vases of bleeding hearts placed in different rooms in my home.

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  5. What a beautiful bouquet. I love your hydrangeas. I have a tiny touch of alfresco in my home xoxoxo Clarice

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  6. The lilacs are blooming, I just brought a small bouquet in for my dining room table. I always have fresh flowers, it is food for the soul.

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  7. Hi, My first time visit. I found your link at Lorrie's and I'm so glad I did. I LOVE your blog. I love the graceful beauty that exudes from every page and photo and quote!

    I love your thought about the home environment being enhanced by a gracious spirit of hospitality -- the final brush-stroke on the palette of a beautiful home. A lovely image!

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  8. I'm so happy to meet you, Brenda. Please come back again -- the teakettle is always on!

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  9. You are ahead of me. I just took the first pictures of the snowball bush today.

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  10. Your bouquet is just beautiful. I love the mix of color and shape.

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