Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Everyday Life


Unemployment rate rose – higher taxes needed – traffic jam on the highway.....all news clips, I woke to this morning. It’s enough to make you bury your head under the covers!

Bravely, I planted my feet on the floor and followed the aroma of the coffee already brewing. My routine lately has been to pour myself a cup of coffee and head to the computer to start my day.

This morning’s different. Too special for that! The days and days of rain have vanished and the sun is back in the sea blue sky. Birds are singing and freshly planted flowers are starting to show their stuff.

I thought to myself. Let’s have breakfast with the birds, the flowers, and the sun - just me, myself, and I. So I did!


I pulled a quilt my grandmother handmade from a closet and draped it over my patio chair so I could curl up and get cozy on this nippy morning. Set my side table with a lace tablecloth that I bought at a garage sale for $5. (Can you believe that?)


Close up of my $5 tablecloth!

Topped it with a bouquet of daisies in a Bonabry pitcher that I picked up at TJ Maxx (on clearance yet).

My gold depression glass replica coffee set was idea for a party of one. Along with my coffee, I added a toasted slice of whole wheat bread, smeared with lots of real sweet butter and homemade blackberry jelly bought from a local farmer’s market. UMMM! Can’t get better than that!

You know what? Along with nourishment for my body, I received some for my soul. This beats the morning news!


I don’t know who said this, but I’ve found it’s true. ~
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
Take time to enjoy.


And now take time to enjoy some very special settings at Tablescape Thursdays and ways others are learning to have a beautiful life at The Inspired Room.

45 comments:

Mary said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely morning with us. It's so important for us all to celebrate the everyday.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

You've made me hungry all over again! The rain has finally stopped here as well (after a week). But it's still a little too nippy at 7 am to venture outside to eat. Perhaps this weekend - we're in for 3-4 days of gradually warmer weather. And you're so right -- sitting in the garden and just taking in the beauty around you does wonders for the trials of this world. "Be still and know that I am God!"

Tricia Anne said...

What a sweet place to slip away to.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Carrie said...

How wonderful. The toast looks yummy!! Love your depression glass pieces.

ellen b said...

Oh how lovely. This is such a fun inspiration!

Laura said...

I relaxed just reading your post. How nice.
Sometimes we need to NOT go to the computer, right?

Have a wonderful week!

Laura

carolinajewel said...

Lovely and inspirational also! :D Jewel

Cindy said...

nice!

Kammy said...

Such a sweet little table...love the teapot - so bright and clear !
That jam looks yummy. I really like the cut out tablecloth !
Fab job !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Breakfast with the birds...a great idea! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Julie said...

What a beautiful POST! The table setting is beautiful. Blessings..julie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a beautiful way to start the day! I love blackberry preserves!

marty39 said...

Oh how gorgeous. I would love breakfast there every day. What a lovely tablesetting. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

Martha said...

There is nothing better than great bread, homemade jam. A very pretty table for one.

Casabella West said...

I love to see what you are going to do! Perfect! Liz

Shelia said...

This is just so lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Peacock Blue said...

Cute cute!

the wild raspberry said...

what a perfect way to start the day!!!!
have a great night as well...
chasity

Melissa Marie said...

Oh how this would be such a lovely place to sit and relax. Too cute. :)

D said...

Love, love, love the teapot!

Allidink said...

What a nice way to start your day :) Cute teapot!

All the best,
Allison

Fifi Flowers said...

Looks WONDERFUL!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

A fabulous place to have breakfast. Looks nice & cozy.

Mary said...

Oh, how perfect! I cannot imagine a nicer way to start the morning. LOVE that $5. tablecloth!!! :)

abeachcottage said...

what a fab start to the day, I think it really makes a difference when it's like that

a great place to go to....sigh

happy tablescaping

Sarah
A Beach Cottage

Kathy said...

Marsha..Thank you for joining my blog, it brought me to YOU....Love your peaceful blog dripping with creativity! I awoke this morning @ 5:am to the sweet songs of the birds... Have a blessed day, I'm now a "Follower: xoxo~Kathy~ @ sweetup-northmornings.blogspot.com

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

What a deal on that gorgeous table cloth. And I so love your flower arrangement. I even posted an article on using different items in the home for a vase. The daisies work well with that piece! Stop by and see my table setting, if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my blog by clicking on "Follow" in the right hand column. This way we can inspire one another frequently! Be sure to stay a while when you're there and enjoy the experience!

A Touch of Country said...

I'll tweet on by and have breakfast with you!

I love your depression glass and your grandmother's quilt. How special!

Janie's World said...

What a beautiful way to start the day. Everything looks perfect!

Jodie LeJeune said...

And you didn't call me to come over???? ;)
What a beautiful breakfast. Thank you for reminding us that sometimes solitude is the best medicine!!!!
everything vintage

ButterYum said...

Such a nice thing to wake up to :). I think I need that teapot :)

susan said...

What a good idea! I love to sit outside when I read my morning devotional and haven't done it in a while. Your tablecloth was a steal, a REAL steal! I love your pitcher too! Thanks for sharing your morning with us!

Linda said...

That is absolutely beautiful! Linda

LdyDy said...

This is what I call a perfect way to have breakfast and start the day! Your grandmother's quilt is beautiful as well as your tablecloth!

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

Lovely. All those tiny touches are what make life beautiful.

JanMary said...

You have gathered together some beautiful items.

Thanks for sharing.

Hi from Northern Ireland.

Brenda said...

I have that very quote about art on a rubber stamp! I love your quilt, as I have made many, and know the abiding love that goes into every stitch. The lace tablecloth was a steal. And I wish I could join you out there!
Brenda

Puna said...

I can't believe you got that pitcher at TJ Maxx! It looks like a Polish Pottery pitcher. I'm a collector, it's beautiful!

Dana and Daisy said...

ah, that is pretty and sure beats standing over the kitchen sink with a piece of stale bagel, which is what I too often do.

The Stylish House said...

Hi Marsha,
What a nice way to spend an enjoyable morning! I would have visited sooner, but I have had computer issues, seems I was not the only one from what I have been reading. I lost part of my sidebar and had to rebuild it among a few other things. Hope you are well and enjoying a nice Memorial weekend. ~Cathy~

kirwin @ Graceful Creative said...

It looks like a beautiful way to start the day. That's what life is all about.

Maureen said...

You make me wish I were there... lovely!

Roeshel said...

What a lovely place to begin your day! Beautiful!

Mrs. Rabe said...

You have now made me hungry! :)

What a lovely spot to sit and start your day!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a special post. It made me think I really knew you! Of course I don't..but...I know this. You are warm and caring and and you like coffee...and I am glad you are here so I can visit you. :)
I wish you love and joy!
Mona