a few simple things...

A few simple things are all you need...
The perfect specimen to grace your table.

A creation of your own.

Crates of love.

Lavender fields forever.

Just a few simple things...why not?

Says she who is counting down the days until her lovely children
go back to school....seven days in fact. They are wonderful children,
I love them dearly but it is time for them to stretch their minds
and for me to relax mine. :)

Ah...the sweet sounds of September...bliss....



  1. Thank you for this peaceful post. I also need my 'space' - try to wear a happy face when the young 'uns are around - but, oh, sometimes the best sound is the sound of the door closing when they leave!

    What Irene did to Vermont is beyond belief - but true to their spirit, they're rolling with it. Wonderful people!

  2. This is a wonderful way to put it Jeanne! They can stretch their wings and hopefully I will, too, now that I have the time!!


  3. Love the faux table setting...cute! I need peace too, and little of it lately. Good luck with yours!!

  4. Jeanne a wonderful post!! I bet you are ready for some quiet time! I love these images!

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  5. Love the idea of the centrpiece on the outdoor table, very cute.

  6. I think we can all raise our glasses to this post Jeanne - how lovely it would be for us to meet up and 'celebrate' in the fall!

  7. Hello big sis...I am so with you on the returning to school front; summer has been lovely but I need to try being alone again! My kids need the structure...Lou x

  8. Dear Jeanne

    Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard. It made my day!:-)

  9. Love the boxes of flowers! What a neat idea. May have to steal that next year. Hang on a few more days for some peaceful time without the kids - you will enjoy it... for a while.

  10. I love the tree/vine that comes out of the table, and of course the lavender! Beautiful! ID this from your chateau visit?

    I hope that you have a wonderful seven days with your kids, and then after you drop them at school enjoy a peaceful day all to yourself!

    Welcome home!

  11. Beautiful images, Jean. I too am happy to say hello to September. It always feels like a month of beginnings to me. xx Sunday

  12. The tree in the middle reminds me of a bonsai tree!
    What fun the faux painted plate and utensils are.
    (I love a touch of whimsey!)
    The smell of fresh lavender is simply divine....
    Wishing you a happy and peaceful September <3

  13. Simple things are the best things. Enjoy September.

  14. You've had such an adventurous Summer and deserve to take that deep breath of September air and get back to "simple"! Let that be your birthday gift to you!

  15. Both my kids will be in school this year. Is it wrong to feel happy that *me* time is on the horizon?

  16. Such a creative table.

    - The Tablescaper

  17. You made me laugh in there,

    time to stretch their minds... I can totally relate.

    Nice images ♥

  18. I think we all feel that way after the summer hols!
    Mind you, my girls are all ready to go back also.


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