Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Hidden Art of Homemaking - Flower Arrangements

I thought this was an interesting chapter on making your home beautiful through centerpieces.  Making a simple or complex centerpiece for your dining table or your dinner tray.  Adding a little ray of sunshine to your day through a flower or other "pretty" object to show that you care.

Christmas/Valentines Centerpiece, by Jeff

"...I feel that the 'caring' for others in the family, whatever that 'family' consists of, can be expressed over and over again in ways which bring a very warm chain of memories, through transforming an ordinary meal table into a place of surprise and beauty."

Decor to be enjoyed
I liked how she also addressed those who may live alone by encouraging them to not neglect adding a little beauty to their day.

Using God's creation as a focal point at a meal draws everyone closer together.

I like to receive flowers from my husband or children.  I put them in a vase and set them on the table or on the counter where I can enjoy them and remember that someone thought about me.

Flowers Jeff picked for me one summer evening last year.
I like to arrange flowers into pretty bouquets or little decorations.  I learned it from my mom.  Beauty is all around if we only take the time to notice it.

Tonya at My Homey Haven is the host of this book study.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sticking with this study! It's been a bit hectic for me the past few weeks and I'm afraid I wouldn't stick with it if I didn't have others reading through the chapters with me. :)

    I love the way flowers brighten the home. One can never have too many flowers. :) Have a great week!


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