There are a few decorating blogs that I read and last night this post on the Room Service - Decorating 101 blog really caught my attention. I have always liked the idea of keeping the things that make me happy close by. It is easy to store them away because they are just my memories. Keeping them out, though, reminds me of happy times. And that adds joy to my life.
An element of that idea is to go ahead and cut the flowers outside and bring them in the house. I have some hydrangeas blooming outside and just love to see them.
Today, I cut some and brought them in.
I put them on the mantel next to a rock that one of the grandchildren gave me. We obviously needed more rocks around the fireplace. :)