Joy in le jardin

“Do everything without complaining.” – Philippians 2:14

Boy, is this a hard thing to live up to but the rewards are marvelous. I’ve learned how to phrase things differently, stick with the facts and present my thoughts and criticisms in a positive way. 

Happy Monday Friends.  My tablescape has a table runner I made and I am calling it le jardin.

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Come visit my French Garden Tablescape….

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I have made a table runner from three of my Cypress Garden placemats.  A beautiful garden urn filled with roses, ranunculus, pink geraniums, and green berries. This urn and dome is sitting on a rustic table.  Looks like  Everything French!

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One of Mother’s quilts in the background. It seems right at home here.  Three books that I am reading from time to time.  One of them is entitled A Complaint Free World by William Bowen. Mr. Bowen, you sure have challenged us here.  When Bob asks me how I am doing in the mornings I say ‘really good’.  I really do think that makes him feel good and I wait to an appropriate time and then briefly stick with the facts if I need to let him know that I am feeling sad or not feeling well. I believe in honesty but no complaining. Paul tells the Phillipians…”no grumbling.”

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My little cherub from my bedroom looks like he was made for this table.  His berries are exactly like the ones in the urn.

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Leaf lettuce, tomato filled with chicken salad and fresh fruit..cantaloupe and raspberries.It was so good.  I wasn’t planning on showing the food but Bob said yes. I think I could have made it prettier.IMG_0009.JPG

Something pretty I made that I just wanted to include..

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Look at the wood floor against this runner.  Looks like it came from the same wood.  I am loving weathered looking objects so much.

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Thank you for your visit today.  Blessings to you.  Dianne

 

 

3 thoughts on “Joy in le jardin”

  1. Dianne, Thank you again for taking me along on a much needed vacation to France. Always a pleasure to vacation with you. “A Complaint Free World” by Will Bowen is included in the top 5 of my favorite books. Pages are marked with yellow, green, blue and pink stick on tabs for easy re-reading. Your sleeping angel is so Heavenly. Perfect and beautifully prepared salad lunch! I agree with Bob this should be shown. Love you table runner.
    Connie

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