What Would Ma Ingalls Do?

19 Sep

This morning I was standing in Wal-Mart looking at fall decorating ideas.  I love to decorate for the seasons but have been desperately trying to downsize in all aspects of my life.  I stood with a new table-cloth for fall in one hand and an apple cinnamon scented candle in the other while I looked at a pumpkin table decorations with votive candles on the shelf.  I decided to place them back on the shelves and head home with about $35 still in my pocket.

When I got home I had an email in my inbox from a blog that I have followed the past couple of months”The Year of Less”  .  I clicked on today’s blog and it was so appropriate for my dilemma for decorating.  She was talking about looking at things in her home in light of whether Ma Ingalls (The Little House on the Prairie) would have the item in her home.  I loved her perspective in the blog.  Keep it simple!

This is what I came up with for decorating my table for the fall.

They are all items that I already own.  I picked the Hydrangea from my bush and placed them in a flowering can that I have had for some time and placed them on top of a doily that a friend gave me for a birthday a few years ago.

I don’t plan on over doing the decorating this year.  I plan to keep it simple and natural if possible using things I already own or in a new way to make them seem new to me.


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6 responses to “What Would Ma Ingalls Do?

  1. belleofthecarnival

    September 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Beautiful! Keep it simple! I think that should be my motto for life 🙂

    • flyinggma

      September 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      It’s harder than I thought it would be when so many things have a story that goes with them around my house and there are always so many new things to choose from when I go shopping.

      • belleofthecarnival

        September 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm

        I know the feeling! I’m slowly purging and it feels good 🙂

      • flyinggma

        September 19, 2012 at 9:07 pm

        Now that my boys each have their own homes I try to bring them each a little of what they have left at home to them when I visit. Now my girls…that’s a whole other story.

  2. pattisj

    September 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I love that watering can. It’s the perfect go-between for the pretty flowers and lovely doily.

  3. dhphotosite

    September 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I think this is perfect for any occasion or season!!!


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