Sunday Vignettes


It's a quiet Sunday evening here. I've finished organizing for the week and I had down time to enjoy my home. This isn't something I've been able to do lately, so I'm grateful for it tonight. I took out my camera and snapped a few shots I thought you might enjoy.





Isn't this a great leaf? It curled up and now I'm using it as a candle holder for my candle holder.




I light candles every evening as dusk arrives. It brings sanity to the end of the day.






A lovely bust I've had forever. The green mums in the vase have lasted three weeks. I recently read on Corey's blog that you never give mums as a gift in France. They are considered a funeral flower!


Sorry for the spotty blogging lately. I haven't had much to share and it's been a busy time. I hope you all have a great week!

12 comments:

Chatelaine said...

Love the leaf as candle holder and the glass holding the candle too. It's lovely.

Nice ritual, lighting candles every night. Must be a wonderful way to wind down at day's end.

Pamela said...

Such beautiful pictures. I love your fall decorations--the cake plate of pumpkins at the bottom of the page is adorable.

LiLi M. said...

We light the candles every evening too in this season. When we had diner I'm making coffee and my husband lights the candles and lights the fire in the wood stove. I like these days of autumn and winter, though I really think that winter should be gone by January 1st, but hey nobody listens to me! Have a nice week!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

I wonder what it is about candles that soothes us so much?? your decorations are just beautiful Nancy... I love that you used that leaf as your candle holder. That is genius! lol!! Hope you enjoy the last bit of fall. xoxo Heather

thanks for your sweet comment you left me last week... it really meant alot to me.

June said...

Whenever you post is a treat for me, Nancy. And these pictures are why. I enjoy anytime that you invite me into your world. It is a beautiful place to be.
How lovely that you thought to use the leaf for a candle holder! Every leaf is a work of art, when we see how each one is different. Sometimes I see it, and sometimes I'm too wrapped up in 'life' to appreciate the fact. I think you have inspired me to really see today.
hugs to you...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh yeah, never, ever offer mums to a French person!

Lovely thoughts and images. DID YOU GET YOUR BELLE INSPIRATION? You are on the next page from me! BISES, Anita

LW said...

First I want to tell that your pictures are wonderful and I love the hint of orange.

I love mums I guess for the first time in my life I am glad I don’t live in France.
For me it is the carnation, it is the one flower that will never bring a smile to my face.

Louise

Curtains In My Tree said...

The leaf reminds me one some I picked up while In Savannah Georgia last month.
also I just love the article about
Isabelle de Borchgrave.

I just purchased that huge fabulous book by her about all her fashions. Very hard to believe they are made out of paper

Janice

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Such serene scenes from your lovely home.

NeereAnDear said...

Hey sweet Nancy .. you know I just love the creative ideas you come up with ... who would have thought you could use a leaf as a candle holder candle holder? I LOVE IT!

Your fall decorating looks so lovely also ... you truly have an eye for decorating be it simplistic and elegant or simplisticly fru fru ...

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

The Rose Room said...

Nancy, I do love your subtle decorating, just beautiful! Rachaelxo

lvroftiques said...

Nancy I just couldn't pass this one by without commenting. I light a candle every morning at breakfast for the same reasons you do in the evening. It calms and centers me.....But that darling bust (You know how I am about those *winks) stopped me dead in my tracks....She's so lovely! And juxtaposed with the fresh green and gold.....I'm learning from you my friend *winks* Thank you for the lessons in beauty, both in your images (which are truly art) and your beautiful writing. Vanna