Sunday, July 18, 2010

Little Bits of Cheer and Joy

Do you keep little things in your home that bring you cheer and joy? Simple, natural, and beautiful things do this for me. Flowers of all types bring me much happiness. Sometimes all it takes is a walk around the yard. Other times, bringing nature indoors adds that joy. My mother gave me a small vial with a suction cup attached. It sticks to glass very well. I enjoy placing it on the front door or the kitchen window and putting a few simple flowers or leaves in it. I enjoy looking at it when I open the door or wash dishes. Roses, begonia, ivy, daisies, violets, pansies, or whatever is in my garden at the moment all look beautiful in this simple little container. In the winter, a sprig of evergreen or holly adds a gentle touch. Bringing nature indoors doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. Simple cuttings of anything found outdoors can make your home a serene and pleasant place. Bring cheer and joy indoors by the use of the simple things of nature.

Diana, Princess of Wales rose - Jackson and Perkins


  1. That's a wonderful look...fresh posies on the door. I'll have to look for that vial with a suction cup. I don't believe that I've ever seen one. Good to see a post, but I know that you are enjoying summer. Carry on!

  2. Lovely! Yes, I want a flower or a sprig of something somewhere in the house all year long. They do bring JOY.

    A friend recently visited and commented on flowers around the house. She was amazed when I said I try to keep at least one cut flower somewhere in the house all year long.

  3. What a gorgeous rose! Beautiful photo. Nice. Susan

  4. So lovely, sweetie! And I am definitely fond of touches of nature here and there! Beautiful reminders of the glory of God!!
    Have a delightful week!!

  5. If my husband didn't have alergies I would do this more! Fresh is always right!

  6. I, too, always bring in a bit of something - a flower, a stone, a weed, the tiny, tiny acorns currently falling from the oak across the road. My cat Ernie brings me joy as he trots around - he is a beautiful mover. Bert's curly tummy, my grandparents wedding certificate, a sweet card from my husband. The world can be ugly,, but it can cost nothing to surround ourselves with joy. Thanks for writing this.

  7. That is so sweet! :)


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