Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Giftable sunshine

Burpee Del Sol Pollenless sunflowers. Picked and ready to be gifted to friends. I couldn't help but think of this verse while picking these the other day.

 "And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands."  Psalm 90:17

When I picked these flowers I really couldn't think of anything more beautiful.  That was until I picked the next bouquet for my home.   I only wish the work of my hands was in the garden on these beautiful summer days. 

These flowers are sitting on our new outdoor table.  I found the chairs last year used  for $10 a piece and waited this long trying to find a used table to meet our desires (heavy, no glass or tile, seats +6 people). No dice, so we got the table we had our eye on to enjoy for the remainder of summer.  I find that when I do purchase something retail I am always astonished at the price.  My new normal is 1/2 off Wednesday's at the Community Aid Thrift Store.  Anything more than that and I have mild heart palpitations.  :P 


  1. I love reading that you're a penny pincher like I am. It's taken me three and a half decades to get to the point where I'll pay full retail for something I really want. I don't do it often, but when I do I make sure I squeeze all of the enjoyment that I can out of whatever it is. Enjoy lots of meals and fun times around that table.

  2. Looks like a gorgeous spot for a summer dinner with friends. You got such a great deal on the chairs - enjoy your new table! : )


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