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Friday, October 26, 2012

A Favorite Thing Saturday

Join Claudia and many others today at Favorite Things Saturday. http://mockingbirdhillcottage.com/


My favorite thing for this Saturday is a work in progress. I have special places in my home where I sit and relax...One place is next to the sliding glass doors in the breakfast nook. I have a rocker there and a small table with my bird books and binoculars. I love to sit there early in the morning, after I have filled the bird feeders...and watch to see who comes first.I have a throw on the back of this rocker...in case it's chilly.
My other favorite place is in the living room in a chair next to the fireplace. I have a couple stacks of books there that I am reading...or want to read and a floor lamp for good light. I can see the TV from this chair and on the back is a cozy afghan for chilly days.
Another place is in the dining room...next to the dry sink, where I keep all my books on my Faith. My little collection of Willow Tree Angels sit there.There is a statue of the Blessed Virgin also and some seasonal candles as well. I can sit at the dining room table and read with the chandelier giving good light. This is a bright room with windows to the front of the house.
 The favorite thing is the new plant window in my computer room. I sit here at my desk for so long some days...so I wanted a more beautiful spot. The last couple of days, have found me hunting up things to put in this window.So far, I have some amaryllis bulbs that were just potted. This is a sunny window...one of the only ones in the house, so they will do well here. Every year I grow these beautiful flowers, but they are placed throughout the house and not where I spend much time. Now, in this window, I can enjoy the blooms, while I watch the bird feeder outside. The window is tall with a floral valance at the top. No other curtains...just blinds that are usually pulled way up and out of view.I have a small table there. It is one that I bought years ago at the plant sale at the local botanic gardens. It is made out of concrete with pine cones and needles imprinted on the top. I put little mini pumpkins along the sill with my black metal cat. A berry wreath hangs there...I love wreaths made of berries. A wooden cabinet, a recent garage sale find for $2 sits empty for now. A favorite painting from my mother-in-law of a woman at the Louvre...painting. An inspiration for me to pick up my paints. Red birds, a gift from my daughter. I have a couple of stacks of garden magazines on the right...all in one spot for easy reading. A red pepper plant for fall, and a concrete planter with a sedum, brought in for the winter. I know that I will change this many times over the year. I have a couple of plants to add already. I can put seasonal things there with the one restriction...it can't spoil my view of the birds.When I was taking pictures there were only sparrows eating, since then a blue jay, cardinal, and some nuthatches have visited. Maybe they are wondering, "Whatt in the world is she doing to our view inside the house?"
Balisha

15 comments:

Babajeza said...

Good Morning Balisha

I love your window and the view into the garden. I love the North American houses anyway. They look all very comfy. If I could I would live in the house of the Walton's family. :-)

Have a wonderful weekend. Regula

debra said...

You are such an interesting and descriptive writer....you make me want to come sit in each section of the house that you are describing! :) the view from your window looks wonderful

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Those all sound like lovely places to sit! I like to sit outside on my screened porch in the morning and watch the birds at the feeders (I have my binoculars next to me too).

Diane said...

Birds are really interesting to watch, aren't they?

Claudia said...

Balisha, your lovely window is beautiful - you have made is so very special by all the added touches. Your home sounds so wonderful - filled with warmth and beauty.

Thanks so much for joining in this week.

xo
Claudia

Barbee' said...

Ta Da! There it is! Ever since your last post I would check on you occasionally to see if the window was completed. I had a sense of you being very busy and scurrying about working on your new creation every chance you'd get. What a fun area! Love your descriptions of all your favorite places, very cozy. I think you must be tucked in and ready for winter now.

AshTreeCottage said...

Your sweet soul just radiates through your post. Visiting you is like wrapping myself up in a cozy quilt. Thank you for being you.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Balisha said...

Hi Babajeeza,
My house isn't really like the Walton house...although I wanted to live like them...a favorite TV show when my kids were growing up. It is, however, very comfortable. We don't decorate for other people...just for us (that sounds selfish I know) We are home so much of the time...it's our haven. Not really fancy people...just practical and comfort comes first.
Thanks for coming by each week.
Balisha

Balisha said...

hi Debra,
You have left so many wonderful comments today. I really appreciate it. I just write whatever pops into my mind...sometimes it's good and sometimes I have wanted to delete, but I never do, because I want to be honest here.
Thankyou for reading and I am going to visit you soon.
Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Claudia,
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I'm sure your mind is elsewhere today...with the storm coming. I pray that everyone on the east coast is safe.
Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Barbee...I was so busy with the last of the fall cleanup...that's why I didn't blog for a couple of days.In between I was gathering things for the window. I like it simple...like it is. I think you can do too much and spoil it. Have a nice weekend.
Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi susan and Bentley....What a sweet comment. You made me smile this morning.Please come again.
Hugs, Balisha

Balisha said...

To everyone who comments today...I send you warm hugs and many thanks for reading...Saturday's are my favorite days of the week now...
Balisha

Blondie's Journal said...

You have so many cozy little places in your home! They all sound very special to you and I think your love of birds is so very sweet. They are delightful little creatures, aren't they?

Enjoy your Saturday evening. I will be picking up a good book myself.

XO,
Jane

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

It sounds as if you have some lovely places to sit in your home. I love little cozy spots here and there. My favorite is a chair and table under our staircase. I am able to type and look out a large window in the kitchen. This summer, we had a host of cardinals and blue jays. I like your comment that you do not decorate for other people. Decorating for yourself makes a home warm and cozy! Great post!