Friday, March 27, 2015

Random happy things


The view out my front window with.....

 the dinette set that reminds me of my grandmother Bonnie,

the reflection of the tree in the mirrored glass,

 and the combination of my favorite colors, yellow and green.


My calendar that tells me it's Spring.


The vintage TV trays we use for movie nights.


The cuckoo clock in my office.


The cheerful light streaming through the windows into my living room, with the ever vigilant Bubba watching out for intruders.


The two new stands that will hold plants to keep "Fern" company.


One of two hyacinths that I just planted.


My new wheelbarrow waiting for the dirt that my herbs will grow in.


And a sweet single rose, just because.









Be sure to find the happy in your everyday :)

xo
rue

45 comments:

  1. Wow, I wish I had your view of the mountains. That dog is such a little sweetie!
    Brenda

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  2. Springtime in the mountains, beautiful! Always nice to receive a Just Because. Bubba waiting for the opportunity to bark to let you know he's guarding the home place. A happy post, Kathleen in Az

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  3. Oh, those plant stands - I love them. they remind me of my grandmother. She must have had some, it's in my memories from somewhere...

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  4. Bubba is cute all the time, but even when he's standing still (and standing guard), he exudes personality plus. Love your flowers, especially the rose. Looking forward to seeing what you plant. I have a cousin of your table!

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  5. Simply beautiful! I love your outdoor table and chairs...they are just so "happy"! Totally off topic but I ran across a series on Youtube that I have been watching and I thought you might enjoy it's called War Time Farm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUsU5s0ofYo and is a recreation of what it was like in Great Britain during WW2 and the role the farmers played in keeping the country afloat. The channel that it is on seems to have some other good video series also. Be blessed and have a great weekend!

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    1. I adore that series, Debbie! I've watched every time they put one out.

      Thank you!

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  6. Rue, everything is beautiful and elegant, and I absolutely love the reflections of the tree on the table in your first photo!!!

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  7. Rue, everything is beautiful and elegant, and I absolutely love the reflections of the tree on the table in your first photo!!!

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  8. Your happy things made me happy too. I love the glass table top with the reflection...so beautiful! It's the simple things that bring me the most happiness in life. Have a fun filled weekend!

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  9. A nice post with lovely photos all about joy, spring, and love.

    Have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  10. Thanks for sharing all the lovely things that make you happy...they made me smile as well! :-) Happy Saturday!

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  11. You have wonderful things that keep you smiling. I love the outdoor table and jealous you can get ready for spring.
    We had some flurries yesterday but that is okay the birds are out full swing. My DH would give me one rose, that's all it takes I told him to make me happy.

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  12. This post makes me smile. Such lovely things to enjoy and the view is amazing. Life is good!

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  13. I paused to remind myself of the happy things in my life. Thank you for the happy post and sharing all your lovely things.
    Liz

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  14. That top reflection photo, is simply beautiful. It encompasses so many aspects. And I love, love, love reflection pictures.

    And your single white rose... Perfect, in every way. As I'm sure the man, who gave it to you, is...

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  15. This post also made me smile! My husband will often buy me flowers just because and I love that about him :-)
    Still lots of snow here but looking at your pictures I'm sure spring will arrive one of these days...sigh
    Have a great weekend
    Jeannette

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  16. Pretty things! And i can almost SMELL that beautiful rose!!

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  17. Oh, the blue sky in the tabletop is soooo cool! Bubba is hoping that deer comes back, isn't he? I bet it'll be awhile before he forgets that moment!

    Love the cuckoo clock! And I can smell that rose! I hope it's the fragrant kind. It's gorgeous!

    Take care and enjoy your weekend, Rue!

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  18. I can't stop thinking about your green lawn!! It' snowing here today. I like your view much better!

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  19. The perfection in that one lovely rose! And your dinette set on the terrace takes me back to the house of a lovely woman I knew as a child. Hers was the first house I knew as a young teenager that made me realize a house could have charm.

    I love a post that reminds me to find the happy in my day!

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  20. Green and yellow is one of the best color combinations ever! University of Oregon colors :) Go Ducks! I wanted to add that my grandma had almost the exact same set of vintage tv trays. I thought of her when I saw them! Hope you are having a great weekend Rue!

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  21. Loving that green grass...ours is still brownish! And yes...it is important to find the happy...it's the simple things! ;)

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    1. I hope your grass turns green soon, Donnamae!

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  22. The reflection of the tree in the table top is near perfection...but the mountains. Now THAT'S pure perfection, and how lucky are you to see them every day?!

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  23. "And the sweet single rose that my honey gave to me, just because."

    That's perfect ..... lovely post, with lovely pictures.

    Thanks

    All the best Jan

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  24. "And the sweet single rose that my honey gave to me, just because."

    That's perfect ..... lovely post, with lovely pictures.

    Thanks

    All the best Jan

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  25. OOO, yes...we ALL love HAPPY...:)
    Waffle post coming up some time this coming week...and, again, I say thanks for your permission....:)

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  26. Your honey is lovely for bringing you that pretty rose!! Your herbs will be fantastic in those galvanised troughs!!! xx

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  27. I spent part of last night looking through your blog after we crossed paths in the comments of A Country Farmhouse. I also found it amusing we both have Bubbas! My cat is actually named Barbossa, but we call him by his nickname, Bubba, most of the time. I love your decorating style and that you do what you want (thinking of the kitchen in particular) instead of going with the current trends. I am a fan of times gone by and can relate to you and your writings so am happy to have found you.

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    1. I'm happy to have found you too :)

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  28. Your happy things make me happy, too!

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  29. Ru, I'm sure you know what my favorite on here is.....Yes, the single rose that your husband gave you. How pretty it is. I love the fact that your doggie keeps a watchful eye around your house, what a fantastic little guy. And your dinette set is very unique and pretty.

    So many wonderful things that keep you smiling every day.

    ~Sheri

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    1. We're not married, although he wishes we were lol ;)

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  30. That photo of your yellow table and chairs made my heart beat faster! Happy, happy! :)

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  31. Hi Rue, all your treasures are happy makers for sure. Love your photos and your little Bubba is a darling keeping watch.
    Have a nice Easter week.
    Hugs, CM

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  32. Your photos are so pretty. I love your dinette set it is gorgeous!!

    Kathy

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  33. Love this post. I always feel such a calm effect when visiting your beautiful home and reading your words. Beautiful rose by the way. He seems like a keeper! :-)
    Big hugs
    Elizabeth

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  34. Thank you, everyone!

    xo,
    rue

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  35. Oh that rose must smell so sweet! I like those herb tubs!

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  36. That clock brings back memories of one at my aunt and uncles. I just loved it as a child! :)

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  37. That clock brings back memories of one at my aunt and uncles. I just loved it as a child! :)

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