Sunday, July 7, 2013

Jushing up your nest on the cheap...

Some inexpensive home décor ideas from flickr group above and blogs below.
Addicted 2 Decorating                     Design*Sponge
The DIY Showoff                                    Hatch
Apartment 132                                                            Remodelista
Shanty 2 Chic                                 Apartment Therapy          decor8
Home Life              Desire to Inspire
There is joy
in all:
in the hair I brush each morning,
in the Cannon towel, newly washed,
that I rub my body with each morning,
in the chapel of eggs I cook
each morning,
in the outcry from the kettle
that heats my coffee
each morning,
in the spoon and the chair
that cry “hello there, Anne”
each morning,
in the godhead of the table
that I set my silver, plate, cup upon
each morning.
All this is God,
right here in my pea-green house
each morning
and I mean,
though often forget,
to give thanks,
to faint down by the kitchen table
in a prayer of rejoicing
as the holy birds at the kitchen window
peck into their marriage of seeds.
So while I think of it,
let me paint a thank-you on my palm
for this God, this laughter of the morning
lest it go unspoken.
The Joy that isn’t shared, I’ve heard,
dies young.

by Anne Sexton


Couture Carrie said...

Can't wait to check out some of these blogs!


Stacey Merrill said...

Looking forward to checking these out tonight when I have a break! I also enjoy visiting Painted Hive, Miss Mustard Seed & Funky Junk

Thanks for popping by with your sweet greeting :) How have you been? Hope life is treatingyou well

Myrna R. said...

So nice. I love the poem and as I glance around my house, my kitchen, my yard I am grateful this morning.

Hope you're doing well.

kj said...

You are a wealth of ideas, ms Chrisy, dear friend!

What a simple reminder of a poem. Joy that isn't shared dies young? Jeez that makes sense

Love love
Take care

Jessica Cangiano said...

Terrific post! I am a staunch believer in finding, embracing and honouring the joy in the simple things, in each day, even in the dark moments. Almost nothing compares to happiness, so why not try to extract every last drop for each day we're blessed to have here on earth?

♥ Jessica

Joanna Jenkins said...

Well hello there! glad to see you back.
And thanks for the GREAT slideshow and blogs to check out. I love this kind of stuff. And I love those lilacs in the first photo. So beautiful.

xoxo jj

Optimistic Existentialist said...

i shall check all of these out :-)

Imogen said...

Everything is so beautiful, gave me a lot of inspiration and ideas.

Pooja Mittal said...

Nice post..
Would you like to follow each other..!!
Keep in touch,

Kat McNally said...

Hi Chrisy,
Hope you're travelling well and 2013 has been good to you so far.
I'm just popping in to let you know about a little #reverb-like blog challenge my friend Meredith and I are offering from August 21 to 31. It's called August Moon and it looks all set to be magic!
We'd be so excited if you joined us. You can find out more here:
Take care,
Kat xx