July 7, 2009

what makes simple, simple ?

is it the curve in your loved one's posture
when he bends down to let your face fit just right in the crook and the warmth of his neck
when you reach up for a kiss
?
is it a vintage mirror filled with scratches and discoloration
that you love
even if it slightly distorts how you look
?
is it the blinding color of an orange plant
in an otherwise dull looking patch of prairie grass
that is just starting to open its eyes
?
is it a new bead
that you fell in love with while shopping with your hubby
waiting patiently to be touched and played with
?
is it a new set of wooden clothespins
that sits patiently waiting for you
to figure out how to make them look old
?
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these are just a few of my beautiful and simple things today
for
~~
what's simple things are bringing a smile to your face
?


27 comments:

  1. Simply spending a moment here with you is bringing a smile to my face.

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  2. Hi! Lovely list and really liking those beads :)

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  3. Hello! Finding you by way of Christian's Simple Things event... very much enjoying your list and musing on the sweet & simple, ordinary & extraordinary things in life...love that photo of the clothespins! Happy Day :o)

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  4. I love the first picture of the Griffie and the words that go along with it. simple and beautiful ... perfect.

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  5. all of these things and more...I am on the same page with you here....

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  6. what cute beads those are!

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  7. Taking my morning coffee while sitting in a comfy chair on the patio, with the love of my life. Not having to keep up a conversation, just watching the kittens at play and sharing the laughter.

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  8. i'm going to go with this post. i really love it.

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  9. taking the time to appreciate those simple things is what is making my life so rich these days...glad to have taken the time to enjoy what made you smile too...love those birdie beads !

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  10. hmm... this is sheer magic! and your photography is through the roof! oh my, i want to run my hands over those new clothes pins.
    xo

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  11. Beth - what a terrific blog! Thanks for inviting me. Love it. Peace, Glen

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  12. beautiful photos, beth. love that orange flower - so vibrant and poweful! :)

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  13. Oh...I love vintage mirrors! And that bright orange flower...divine. Thank you for sharing the simple things today ;)

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  14. Oh Beth, great post.Love to see you in the mirror.

    Do you really wanna know how to make these wooden pins look old? Or was it just a saying by using them frequently?

    Well if you really wanna know, take a cup of tea and soak a cloth in it (after the tea is cold) then just rub it on the the pins. Maybe you need to do it several times. Let me know how it worked out. Or if you hade a big laugh about me misunderstanding your lines. ;-)
    Hugs Dagmar

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  15. Wooden clothes pegs! They made me smile - a truly simple pleasure that I'd forgotten about. What a lovely list!

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  16. I'm just wondering which was patiently waiting to be touched and played with, your hubby or the bird beads? :)

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  17. Wow -- those beads are the best. Just the best -- my mind is running wild with possibilities!

    Right now, the simple things that bring a smile to my face are the Gypsy's heavy fur and sweet boyface, the buttons I got in France, and yes, my basil growing thick and tall and ever so fragrant!

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  18. Ooh yes, a bright orange flower (fabulous shot) the head in the crook of the neck thing, oh my! wonderful list and photos!

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  19. I laughed at the clothespins, they were on my shopping list for weeks before I finally got around to buying some. They do look awfully bright when used beside the old falling apart ones, don't they?

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  20. It is so funny that you ask that because banners have been making me smile lately. I see pictures of them everywhere and I just love them. I put up a banner for my husbands birthday and magically it becomes a birthday setting. simple. but true.

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  21. Beth I just love the giraffe photo, brilliant! cristina had a great idea for this, take care.

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  22. beautiful shots

    and my simple things always include loving my family

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  23. We all see simple differently, but I sure like how you see it, Beth. Regarding Dagmar's comment about the clothes pins....I swear that she's just about one of the sweetest bloggers out there and I bet the tea works. If it doesn't, you can have the "for real" old ones in my basement:)

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  24. can i please just tell you how much i want those birdie beads? so so much!

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  25. Beth I love those bird beads! Where oh where did you get them? If you bought them I mean ;-)

    I haven't been here in a while... so I'm back in blog action... great to be catching up on your life, too.

    xoxox

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  26. the vintage mirror is simply precious. love your post.

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  27. purring cats
    pretty file folders
    a good sneeze
    Real Simple arriving in the mailbox
    a new pedicure in Wicked by Essie

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth