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A few simple things...

There is something to be said for simple. 
Though I am not always drawn to the most simple of things- sometimes 
 simple vignettes are absolutely beautiful and inspire a few photos

Like a single bloom that has fallen from the bouquet 
and landed on the pages of an old book

or a thrift store basket that is filled 
with clippings from the garden for a dinner party.

Stacked dishes on a table instead of formal place settings

with mis-matched flatware  - polished or not
and perfect either way

or just a few blooms in a small vintage bottle on a rustic birch table.

Sometimes the vignettes that inspire me and that I love the most
are the most simple

Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend & Happy Easter!

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  1. Simple...simply the best~
    Have a wonderful and blessed Easter, Courtney!

  2. Lovely blog, Courtney! I couldn't agree more with the concept of simple vignettes……Happy Easter!

  3. simple and beautiful.
    keeping it simple is not only beautiful, but ti adds to the ability for both the hosts and guests to be more relaxed and enjoy the day more comfortably.

    ps: mismatched silverware is my favorite. i started doing that in the late 70's and still love the look. if one piece gets damaged or lost or starts to lose the silver plate, easy to replace love your blog. happy easter!

  4. Simple vignettes are sometimes the most beautiful...
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Healthy Easter~

  5. The beauty in your garden setting, the beauty in your home.

    Happy Easter Courtney

  6. Just Beautiful pictures. Thank you. I agree simple is perfect.

  7. Simplicity at its best!

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

  8. Courtney, again. Beautiful! I love the simple table idea. I always get so stressed when things aren't perfect. You just showed me it's OK if there not. Happy easter!

  9. Your way with flowers always inspires me, Courtney, and I never feel like you are over the top. There is always a gentle feel to your style that seems simple.

    Have a Happy Easter!


  10. Lovely vignettes, it all looks so calm & welcoming. I did the same thing yesterday with white Lilac, but the blooms don't look too happy, very droopy.( Any tips for a Lilac bloom in a bottle, I notice you have removed all the leaves, does that help ? )

  11. Bellissimo Courtney! Buona Pasqua. You've captured the simple beauty of spring and with it rebirth. Your photos are breathtaking.

  12. The flowers are so pretty, Happy Easter to you and your family Courtney.