Native American dye chart (click to make photo bigger...just amazing)
The Native Americans used EVERYTHING!
I repeat EVERYTHING...all plant matter and animals were carefully used to sustain life.
Beautiful jugs and pots were made to carry their water. Sure they could have used a typical pot and not embellish it...but they choose to decorate it, adorn it and take something as mundane as getting water into a beautiful art form.
Wheat was prepared and placed in beautiful baskets...as were medicinal flowers, herbs and whatever had to be gathered...
they said I could take pictures at the museum...uggghh that glass
It doesn't take much to add beauty to your day.
We know the noble woman in proverbs "makes coverings for her bed; and she is clothed in fine linen and purple."
Fine linen wasn't easy to make. Purple fabric had to be dye. There wasn't a Ross or Macy's around the corner. Time and preparation were taken to add beauty to the things around them.
Today...it's easy to have beautiful things around us.
So much so, that we take them for granted.
Ladies...as we make our homes sing this Monday, as we start the work week, or head out on vacation...
God is awesome and has given us so many blessings.
Sometimes it's hard in between diapers and piano lessons,
swim lessons and soccer... boy I'm preaching to myself today!
take something you normally use...and make it a little "extra special" Make something in your life a little "purple". Put some extra care or effort into ANYTHING!!
I'm not sure what I'll do...but I'll let you know.
Go out there and be a blessing to someone today...and don't forget to "purple" something or someone...