Feb 4, 2010

Blessings Surround Me

I got up early this morning and as I walked from room to room, I caught myself smiling.  I realized it's the little things in life that make me smile on a daily basis.

I started the day off by baking a rhubarb custard pie with steusel topping. I was pulling it out of the oven just before 8:00 a.m.  Now mind you, that is quite ambitious for the likes of me.
I spotted a deer right out the kitchen window.

I love my collections of glass bottles and cookbooks.

I adore this little teapot my Aunt Gerry snuck into my suitcase when we last visited her, just because she knew I loved it so.

And as you know from prior postings, we like wine. So I displayed a wine bottle surrounded by an ivy draping from a birchbark basket, setting alongside a grape motif plate box.
I recognize my blessings, large and small and will never take them for granted.


Dar said...

Cher Girl, that pie looks so tempting. I'll bet it was a great smell throughout the house for Thom to wake up to.
You do have a lot of nice collections and displayed so nice. I want to see more. I love that corked cookie jar. Where did you have that hiding when I was there? Cool. Wishing you a great relaxing weekend. Mom asked if you were over your cold...I think she misses you. Better plan a road trip cause your sisters and brothers miss your smilin' face too.
Loveya and God bless you both

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Perfect! There is nothing like walking through your home with a true sense of contentment...that it defines and reflects your families lives and loves! Great weekend to you!

~mel said...

Yum... that pie looks de-LISH!!! I too like looking around my home and seeing the little things that mean so much. That's what makes us all so unique.