Join me as I embrace and share American country style by reclaiming the family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparents' old house, local junk shops and my parents' attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Greeting each morning...

 One of my favorite spots in the early morning is the porch on the side of our house because it faces our creek.

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It is such a lovely place for that first cup of coffee.

And a prayer of thankfulness to start the day. 

Because I do feel incredibly blessed to wake up in these beautiful mountains every morning...

...thankful to be greeted by this...

...and this:-)

I am so very thankful. What are you thankful for?

I"ll be joining:


  1. That is such a beautiful place you live on. I am not sure I would want to go anywhere else, but to enjoy the surroundings.

  2. OK if you ever need a roommate...let me know! Love your spot and the sitting area you have set up. Its beautiful!

  3. You have such a beautiful spot there Anita. The rushing brook must sound wonderful when it's full and flowing and to sit on your porch in all that beauty is a real blessing. We have just completed a new deck and pergola where I will be able to enjoy my morning tea, and possibly breakfast, lunch and supper when the weather permits. I'm looking forward to summer. Blessings, Pam

  4. Wow if my back yard looked like that I would never get anything done

  5. Oh my goodness, I would love to retreat to your home for some r&r! Every picture looks serene and peaceful!! Enjoy your scenery and home every single day, because it is a blessing:))

  6. What a wonderful place of serenity! I am thankful for so much that I can't think of what I'm not thankful for! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. Anita, I'm new to your blog so first let me say I love your taste level and color and font choices! That said, this post is quite lovely. I love these relaxing little corners that look like a delightful place to spend the afternoon. I always love the mix of a little glint, from the teapot, against the chippy feel of the garden bench - the perfect blend of glam and nature. Throw in a little pink and the cheery flowers and the picture is perfect.

    Lory at

  8. You do have a beautiful spot to start your day!


  9. Oh,, so pretty! That's the way to start each and every day: beauty & grace all around you and a shout out to the good Lord for making it all possible. I think sometimes we forget the latter. Without Him, none of the beauty around us would be possible. And we should be super grateful for the beauty we're able to enjoy because there are so many people in the world (even right here in the U.S.!) who do not have that privilege. And indeed it is a privilege!

    I am thankful for the air in my lungs, functioning brain waves, relatively good health, a wonderful husband, a loving son, parents who couldn't have loved and cared for me more if they tried, friends who are really good people through and through, and last but certainly not least, the God who saw fit to gift me with all of it!

  10. You live on the most beautiful mountain. It looks so peaceful.

  11. Beautiful, and such a lovely reminder to start the day with gratitude~ my MIL had that pink floral china~

  12. Your view is lovely as is your special bench and table where you express your thanks to your creator and enjoy a cup of coffee. I hear the brook flowing down the rocks and the birds singing.

    I am thankful that the maker of the heaven and earth is always with me and that He knows all about me and gave Himself for me. I am truly blessed with a wonderful family, a Godly heritage and a country founded on, In God we trust.

  13. I love nothing more than starting the day outdoors with the fresh air and sun. And I know, my friend, that the beautiful mountains that surround you are heaven on earth! Hope to meet you there soon!

    Jane xx

  14. Can't imagine sitting out on that beautiful porch in the morning and seeing and listening to the water as it flows down that magnificent stream...what a view...!!! I am thankful for my many, many blessings and thankful that I woke up today and saw the sun!...

  15. That is a beautiful spot to wake up to! Having recently left a home with a pond view, I don't have that visual beauty to wake to any longer, but I am sure I will find something equally beautiful to be grateful for as I settle in.