Happy Friday, all! Has it been a good week? Sorry to unexpectedly go quiet - there are all sorts of fun and exciting things happening around here and new projects and schedules to adjust to!
If you follow on Instagram, you know I've been painting a sketch a day of a photo that inspires me - it's been so much fun that I wanted to start something similar for the blog. There is so much out there in blogland that is interesting and lovely, so much that captures the gaze and the imagination...
Starting today, I'll be on the look out for something that catches my eye. Not every day or any particular theme - just every once in a while when something makes me stop and take a breath. When there's something that begs a question or that I just have to paint.
Let's start with Tina from The Enchanted Home who compiled a lovely homage to Carolyne Roehm earlier this week... no matter how often we see them, Ms. Roehm's tablescapes and flowers never fail to inspire. They always make me want to pull out my best china and throw a party.
But the photo that caught my eye over at Tina's was of a more simple table setting. Mostly white.... a few white tulips arranged in a tureen... not too fancy. No over-the-top burst of blooms. No priceless blue and white ginger jars lined up like soldiers at attention. Only a few plates set. Just something pretty enough for every day. For me it was a reminder that a little bit of beauty goes a long way, even if there are no guests coming to dine... that as fun as it is to pull out all the stops, sometimes the simplest things resonate then most.
What do you think? Do you like to set a pretty table even if it's just for one or two? What are your thoughts on the idea that sometimes the simpler, the better? I'd love to know.
Hope you have a lovely weekend! XOXO