Sometimes the simple things are the best things,
like a two dollar and some odd cents grocery store hyacinth
sitting on the dining room windowsill,
blooming in the chill of winter.
To me, white ironstone is another lovely simple thing, some may even call it plain.
I saw a beautiful ironstone bowl on a favorite blog two years ago
I filed it away in my memory as one of those things to keep an eye out for when I was antiquing or thrifting.
Several times I did see an ironstone bowl just like the one on the blog,
but they were always more than I wanted to spend.
Then, two years later, I found this one for a third of the price I had seen the others.
It sits on my knockoff restoration hardware shelf next to another old ironstone bowl
that I've had for a long time.
Creamy white Trader Joe's roses from my husband,
are a simple and inexpensive gift of love.
I'm thankful for affordable flowers so I get them more often!