Thursday, January 24, 2013

Bare Necessities




Myrtle

Things being what they are, I have not spent any money on frivolous items in the past, say....2 years!
Until....my dear friend Joy came to visit just 4 days after moving into our rental house.
We headed straight to Eastown into a sweet shop called "Blue Door Antiques and Elements" where I found this "frivolous necessity".
Winter was just settling in for the long haul, and I craved a bit of greenery.

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature's recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life


I had lived "without it" for so long, 
and had spent no time lookin' around.
I went along not thinkin' much about it.

And don't spend your time lookin' around
For something you want that can't be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin' about it
I'll tell you something true

The bare necessities of life will come to you!
Baloo, from The Jungle Book

And that day this little myrtle topiary "came to me".
For only $14 I was able to bring her home.
She sits on my not-so-sunny kitchen windowsill and brings me joy
every
single
day.

In Christ alone,
Cindy
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13 comments:

linda eller said...

I agree, we need a little green in the grey days of winter. Good find!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Don't things mean so much when you go without and finally can get something just for fun? Pretty green touch!

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Oh I SO get you sister. I've been living pretty bare bones about here as well. I splurged on something that I'm almost too embarrassed to tell - but I'll blog about it - it was my birthday present, so there. I'd say that $14 was well spent. If you accrue the cost of it over how much joy it's going to bring you, it's probably barely a couple of pennies a day! Love it!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Love this! It is the simple things.

Sue said...

Well worth the 14$, Cyn, Sometimes I will even splurge on a fresh bouquet in winter,yours will last a lot longer. ~smile~ Wishing you a sunshiny day.
Blessings,
Sue

Farming On Faith said...

I am so excited that you splurged on your purchase. It is a beauty.

Hope you are keeping warm. Missouri is freezing tonight. Keep warm!

Camille said...

SO happy for you my sweet friend. I am glad you made the *splurge*...ENJOY!!!

Love,
Camille

Robinanne said...

When I see you have blogged it makes me smile and excited to read it. To envision you smiling at your pretty little tree makes me smile even bigger. Keep smiling girl, life is short. Enjoy everyday!
xoxo R

Susan said...

Im so glad you decided to keep the blog.......I love it even when I see your pins on pintrest. you have great tase! Blessings!

KathyB. said...

I remember in the very early and very poor years of our marriage, I would often sacrifice a treat of the food kind to buy a plant.I just need plants and animals thriving right along with the family, and I know having them around helps us thrive.

I like the song and had never taken the time to read the words.

Beautiful Myrtle plant.

Renata said...

It is lovely & although we have plenty of green over winter, it's always nice to have some inside :)
Hope you are going well my friend
Blessings
Renata:)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The Bible has wonderful things to say about the myrtle tree and in the northeast, precious things are made from myrtle wood. I bought Dave a pen made from myrtle; it brings me joy to use it.

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