Thursday, April 28, 2011

Simple Pleasures Thursday

"How to be happy when you are miserable.

Plant Japanese poppies with cornflowers and mignonette
and bed out the petunias among the sweet-peas
so that they shall scent each other.
See the sweet-peas coming up.

Drink very good tea out of a thin Worcester cup
of a colour between apricot and pink. . ."

~ Rumer Godden

Simple pleasures all of them!  Miss Godden had the right idea!

Happy Day,


  1. Just READING these words chases some of the gloomies away!

  2. Yes, simple pleasures are often the best. This is a wonderful quotation.

    Will you be drinking tea out of that cup while watching the Royal wedding?

  3. love it, ideas for early spring...

  4. Hi Brenda, what a beautiful quote! There was a little tea shop in my home town that had shelves filled with delicate china cups. Before you were seated at your table they gave you the opportunity to pick your own cup! How I loved it! With dozens to choose from I always picked the same one, mint green, rimmed in gold with a little pink rose painted in the bottom of the cup. The first sip of creamy tea was like ambrosia. still brings a smile to my face, and a happy beat to the heart. I hope you have a lovely day! Delisa :)

  5. I love getting in the dirt and smelling it's earthy fragrance.
    Can't get much more simple or get better pleasure then that.


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