Thursday, May 22, 2008

Simple Pleasures Around the House

Table
I was "puttering" around the house yesterday afternoon and noticed some little things that make me happy.

Lemons
A simple centerpiece using a yellow dishtowel, a favorite plate and a few lemons.

Kitchen
A clean kitchen sink and dishes.

Bread
Fresh bread for dinner.

Embroidery
And a new embroidery book and pretty floss to drool over. What simple pleasures are you enjoying today?

34 comments:

Mica Garbarino said...

this is wonderful !! I always enjoy stopping in to see you.. always beautiful and set up so homey. Thanks for popping in my little corner of the world as well and complimenting my workspace. I will share other parts of it soon !!! Hugs to you, Mica

Hadias said...

Today I will enjoy some gardening. I've finally gotten my two tomato plants in the ground.

I will be keeping a close eye on them.

GrandmaK said...

What a lovely home you have here. It seems another Kelli (Kellie, Kelly) has entered my life. In our family there are three right now, granddaughter, daughter-in-law, and :hope to be" daughter-in-law. So happy to meet you! My project continues to be the baby afghan, but will return to the counted x-stitch soon I hope. Have a GRAND day!! Will visit soon. Cathy

Jen said...

We take for granted simple pleasures dont we? I loved looking at yours this morning.

ohiofarmgirl said...

Isn't it wonderful when we can take the time to smell the roses! I have been enjoying a pair of cardnials that seem to have nested very close to our pool. What fun they are to watch. Dianntha

LBP said...

What a pretty plate! I'm at work today, but took a walk in the garden this morning so I am drooling over roses and daisies!

Thanks for the Sunbonnet Sue notecard idea. Any idea where she got her stickers? I love Sunbonnet Sue and so does my cousin who is a quilter. I would love to get her some!
Blessings
Linda

Judy said...

Your bread looks yummy, but I am drooling over your floss. There is something about fabric and thread that I just love.
:)

Lady Laurie said...

How pretty everything in your home looks!
Nothing says home like homemade bread!!
The floss is pretty I hope you will share what you embrodier!

Jen said...

I love the simple centerpiece with the lemons! It looks so cheery. I've been wanting to step into the world of embroidery so I hope you share what you make! Thank you for coming to visit at my blog!!

Jenn4him said...

This morning, I am watching the birds outside enjoying the feeder. I am listening to contented children playing. I am thinking about how I want to make that card from your last post!
Jenn

Emily said...

What wonderful things to be happy about! I, too, am thrilled when all the dishes are clean!! It seems like if the kitchen is clean, it sets the mood for our home and the rest of the house seems brighter and happier. lol Anyway, enjoy a beautiful day today!

O. said...

clean house, good food, yes, I agree, and a crafty project in sight, definitely comforting and enjoyable :)

Sarah D. said...

Aww... the simple things! =)

Having my house tidy and a gentle breeze coming through open windows... What joy that brings!

TJ said...

How pretty! You have a great eye for colors.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kelly said...

You know you are a wonderful good hearted and good natured person when simple things can make you smile!!!

Big ((Hugs))
Kelly

Elisabeth Braun said...

Those are things that make me happy too. I often console myself when doing the dishes, that I will soon have the pleasure of a clear kitchen!!

And who can resist home-baked bread? I love break-making too.

As for embroidery, well, just have a look at my blog and you'll see how I feel about that!

Nancy M. said...

Kelli,
I love the simple sweet things in life! I enjoy a clean; fresh house; your lemons and centerpiece are lovely! I have enjoyed the sounds of life today. Birds singing; my granddaughter laughing and cooing; sweet fellowship with a family member who has come for visit from a long way; and chimes gently ringing in the breeze and blue skies!

my little corner said...

My simple pleasure today is seeing my children all happy and playing cards on the livingroom floor. Won't be long and they are all gone. But I enjoy their laughter today.

I enjoy your simple pleasure too. Colour buff here so those embroidery threads did it for me. I can breath the colours in.

neleh

Eileen said...

Hi Kelli, Just stopping by to say hello. Enjoy the rest of the day.

P.S. I have started a new 'recipe blog'. Please come by to read and share recipes. recipedatabase.blogspot.com

Lulu said...

youre so creative and have such lovely little treasures..
Well today iam enjoying crocheting a prayer shawl..
have a lovely day..

Penless Thoughts said...

A knee that is bending!!! Time to catch up on a few blogs and spending time in The Word.
Susan

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

My backyard...definately...
sigh.....

MyJourneyBack said...

What a sweet post. I love the simple pleasures. The bread looks so yummy. I actually could have taken a photo today of my kitchen too. All clean. Yea! Doesn't happen often. Tonight I have to wash and freeze a mound of blackberries for cobbler for our teen program and also a lot of asparagus. Probably won't get a completely clean kitchen tonight!
Thanks for sharing your lovely home. I love the table centerpiece too.

Primgal55 said...

I love your simple pleasures. I hope you don't min if I 'borrow' that idea for a future blog.

Today some of my simple pleasures were seeing my daisies ready to bloom, enjoying some sweet strawberries, bringing lunch to my folks, and driving with my sunroof open. I try to enjoy the simple pleasures of life each and every day.

hugs, Linda

Susie Q said...

Oh so pretty and what beautiful images.
I love the golden yellow lemons in the pretty plate. Lovely!

Jackie said...

Simple things that I enjoyed today were sewing up some napkins that I made out of an old sheet, petting my cat while having a cup of coffee and sitting watching the birds out my front window.

Thanks for the reminder about simple pleasures Kelli. I need to remember them much more often.

God bless.

Shawnee said...

I love the bright yellow of the lemons and that beautiful plate. I'm glad the simple things make your day! It's good to take pleasure in the simple things of life. :)
Have a blessed day!

Shawnee

Quinne said...

What a lovely post, Kelli! I think we would all love to come "putter" around your house with you in person - for the fun of fellowship with you and for the atmosphere you create :)

My most precious simple pleasures today were: listening to my sweeties as they talked and visited with my grandmother, picking up and enjoying another batch of fresh strawberries, and having the oppty to meet my sweet dh for lunch.

Love you! Q

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

OH! Everything is so pretty. It's kinda funny because just today I took a picture of a light green bowl with dark chocolate in it because of the color combination.Your lemons do look very pretty on the pretty plate.
Have a nice evening,
ginger

Naturegirl said...

Simply lovely! I too have fresh lemons on the kitchen table! I simply LoVe my 2 fur friends Paisley and Babie! hugs NG

Farrah said...

I think all of those would make me happy except the embroidery book. LOL! I'll swap it out for a book on watercolors...there. That's better! ;-)

Tracy said...

I love lemons! They look and smell so fresh.

Storybook Woods said...

your home always looks so charming and welcoming xoxox Clarice

Julie said...

Do you know what I adore? The love in my dog's eyes when she sees me when I get home from work! That is the most amazing feeling.