The ordinary arts we practice every day at home
are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
~ Thomas Moore
Last Friday Olivia gave me some beautiful yellow roses for my birthday.
Sunday I trimmed them down and added some fresh basil and rosemary from the herb garden;
then I placed them in 12 mason jars with a little raffia (my favorite trim for everything!).
I took them to church for the tables so that everyone could enjoy my roses. )
At our church we eat lunch together at least once a month.
The fellowship is always sweet!
After church I came home to rearrange them…
using a glass candy dish as a vase.
I snipped the roses and herbs shorter, removing the leaves from the roses.
Leaving the leaves to sit in the water will cause them to decay faster.
Add the fresh herbs and be sure the steams are long enough to be in the water.
These should last me all week and the herbs make the house smell so good!
Look around your house, what could you use for a vase?
Be sure to plant some herbs in the spring, they will give you foliage all year long.
Herbs are not just for seasoning food,
but also for decorating your home and making it smell good!
Why do we love certain houses,
and why do they seem to love us?
It is the warmth of our individual hearts reflected in our surroundings.
~ T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings