Campanula was available in the grocery this week. But I really got it for the pot it was in. It's nice to have something pretty blooming in a window this time of year.
It was the punch of color I needed for this simple shelf. I was going to show the before and after, but I forgot the before! It was a nasty beige color that kept it from being its cheery self. Every cottage needs a shelf or two or three like this. Sturdy for pots or dishes inside or out.
I admire simple things with simple lines to just do the job.
One of those is a squarish vintage glass jar. I never pass one up. Useful to store all kinds of things, and good looking enough to stand alone.
Lace is nice, but you gotta have the no frills linen as a foundation for things. I like plain old pieces the best. The one on top here has a nice stitched monogram.
This is an inherited piece of china, one of two alike with sprays of spring flowers to dress up all the white.
A tea towel with inset crochet softens the lines too, but you hardly notice it in the background.
You can still find hand worked linens like this in Europe where they are still part of daily life. This one is from Lucca, Italy. I remember meandering through the beautiful shops there every time I use it.
Just a few simple things to add a little enjoyment to the day. . . .
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