01 September 2011

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....

images~me
Chaumont-sur-Loire
France




18 comments:

  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!

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  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!!

    XO,
    Jane

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

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

    Come and join my new fashion Giveaway from Fresh Produce!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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

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  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!
    ss

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  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

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  8. Dear Jeanne

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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

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  12. The tree in the middle reminds me of a bonsai tree!
    lovely.
    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

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

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  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!

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

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  16. Such a creative table.

    - The Tablescaper

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  17. You made me laugh in there,

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

    Nice images ♥

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

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