Saturday, November 17, 2018

{ See the JOY }

Our home is close to 40 years old so it's very dated but it's ours. If my 'style' has a name, it'd probably be called eclectic (or junky) ­čśŐ When I walked into the living room to sit down with my coffee I had to try to capture a little snippet that made me happy.....

a blooming cactus, a vine I've managed to keep alive for 7.5 years that was sent in a dish garden when my Mamaw passed away, a macrame owl my sister-in-love made for me, "my" comfy little rocker from the 70's that I got at a thrift store for $15, the reflection of the Christmas tree in a cabinet full of owls and nativities, a nativity sitting on top of it that my sweet daughter brought me from Uganda when they went and got our granddaughter, an antique sewing basket my niece-in-love gave me after her Grandmother passed away, and heavenly sunshine pouring through the windows!

I'm so very blessed!

What about you?

What "little things" bring you joy on this cold, sunshiny Saturday?


  1. That looks so homey and welcoming. I would LOVE to visit your "eclectic" home. I think we are kindred house is full of such memories...and thinking about moving is getting harder as the days go by. So many memories...hard to part with a single thing...Enjoy your lovely home with all of its precious memories and "stuff". I know it is a home filled with much love.

  2. :)

    I love your plants and the cute owl!

    I am looking forward to decorating for Christmas. That always adds a bit of coziness to our home. :)

  3. What a pretty setting! It would make me happy too! We had friends over for dinner tonight and dining with them and then talking for another two hours afterwards made me very happy tonight!

  4. I just love peeking into people's homes and seeing how nice they are. I love all your little memories and that owl!!! He is so darn cute!! Gifts given in love are the best ever. Your plants are just beautiful.
    Thanks for letting me come inside :).

  5. Warm and inviting Debbie. Eclectic yes, junky no way. 7.5 years on a blooming cactus! Wonderful.

  6. I love your sitting place. I have the same sense of style, lol. smiles

  7. Outside walking in the snow brings me joy. : )

  8. Your home decorating sounds very much like mine. I love to surround myself with things that make me smile and have lovely memories. When I greatly downsized stuff for my move to TN, I got rid of a lot of stuff I had just accumulated. What is left is what makes me smile. Have a blessed day.

  9. I just love this picture, a little snippet of your home. I can see why it brings you joy. It's nice to have our 'special' things around us, that's what makes home so wonderful.


Kind words are like honey—
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Proverbs 16:24