Lighter and Brighter

Friday, February 25, 2011

Having been sick this week, I have not been able to keep up with the major cleaning. Today with some hefty drugs in me, prescribed my good ole Doc, I felt ready to dig in and get the house scrubbed and clean for the weekend. I have vacuumed, dusted, did laundry and picked up the wayward stacks of papers that were hanging about. Feels so good. I am now enjoying a cup of coffee and some home made junk in the trunk cookies I made Wednesday. Will have to share the recipe.
I decided to lighten up my dining room with my white tablecloth and set a spring center piece.

I used a tray I picked up at a local garden center. I love the heart cut outs and the rustic feel. Just layered in some lighter pieces to reflect the season and the light.

The snapdragons are from my yard and I love to plant lots of them for cut flowers.

          Silver pieces collected over the years lay in a Haviland dish.

Crystal and an old lamp help to reflect the light in my otherwise dark dining room.

It has become a dark day with rain expected. A lit candle makes a sparkly scene.
Also, Ricki Jill of Art at Home is having an awesome giveaway for her 100th post. It is some great Anthropologie lovelies. Check out her blog. I am a daily follower of her posts.

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Donnie said...

Glad you're feeling better but be careful not to overdo it. Your table centerpiece is both lovely and functional.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Glad you're feeling better! Pretty vignette-enjoy:@)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So glad you are feeling better. Your table vignette looks wonderful Love your tray and the old lamp. Hugs, Marty

Oonafey said...

Snapdragons were always my favorite flower as a child. My grandparents grew oodles of them and I used to love to make them "snap"! Are they simple to grow?

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Yes, Glendale AZ....but if I ever get to Glendale Cali...we can get together and show me the fun stores by you!! I love coming to California!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You are so sweet:D Thanks for posting about my giveaway. I am so glad you are feeling better :D Your snapdragons are so pretty. I wish I had some in my yard! Your tray looks too cute.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

So glad you are feeling better! Loving your centerpiece and them but my garden won't see any for months yet :)


Kris said...

Love the tray! Covina huh? I am in Corona. You are not too far from me. I grew up in Yorba Linda, so that is even closer. Love your snaps, and I too love to garden. Feel better. Don't over do it on the cleaning! Get well first!!!

Babbs said...

Beautiful!!! So sorry to hear you have not been well, but glad you are feeling better!!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Hope you are feeling the blooming in your nice!

Thank you so much for your visit to my place and your sweet words.
Have a great weekend!

Donna said...

Your table vignette is so pretty! Love your blog ~ I just found you while visiting Mimi's Cottage. Your blog name caught me eye, Sunny Simple Life, that's what I believe in. Hope you feel better soon.


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I'm so sorry you've been sick. Your vignette in the tray is so pretty, and your snapdragons are gorgeous! Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

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