Tales of walking, eating, watching and playing. Vintage treasures and simple pleasures ... the things that make her happy.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Making her smile ...

Pale winter sun rising, bathing the room.  Prismatic, rationed light creeping in, illuminating glass and sequin.
Hanging washing in early morning silence, argent light saturating her space. 
Glossy waxen Acanthus leaves, flower spikes erupting, reaching skyward.
Forgotten mistletoe, reminding her of Christmas, making her smile. 
Little man's pal arrives for late pancake breakfast, followed by a game of chess ... two boys chatting, they made her smile ... a lot.
Winter warming fuel delivery ... him and her in companiable silence, they work it from this ...
to this ...
Kindling buckets full.
Flowers from her Mr the week before, just because, still making her smile.
A lovely evening with Mr & Mrs Riverkeeper.  So good to see you guys - have a great holiday.

Next day, from Mr 'Henry', more wood.  Willow and ash.  When the big freeze arrives, they WILL be warm.
Watching her men with axe and saw.

The mad ten year old ever present kitteny cat, purr resonating.

The important things, the little things ... making her smile. 


22 comments:

Mary Lou said...

really a beautiful post with beautiful pictures which made me smile;)
love and kiss,mary

Jelly Jam said...

Super photos. Life is looking and sounding good!
Ellie
x

Kris said...

Charming post! It is always the little things that bring smiles to our faces!

Alix said...

A lovely post full of simple pleasures! Your wood stack looks most impressive!
x
PS I have to ask - the reindeer?

greenthumb said...

I think it the little thing that make up our days, which make up our life.

Eleni said...

Oh, how sweet, the forgotten mistletoe! Thank you for your lovely comment and congratulations on your liberation! I can't wait :)

PS: my sister was delighted with the ballet books, as I knew she would be. Thank you so much!

Hello Vintage said...

Lovely post...

Veshoevius said...

beautiful post!

Liz said...

Lovely post! Its the simple things in life that matter the most!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Flaming Nora said...

Lovely! Just need a mug of hot chocolate by that open fire and all will be well with the world!

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

cute post
and
i too
am jealous
of your
bathroom
x
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Tatiana B. said...

I love these pics so much!

Really cool blog, I love Vintage as well, follow each other's? It would be great!
Kiss

http://tati-loves-pearls.blogspot.com

*Maristella* said...

Hi Marina. Avete trascorso una deliziosa giornata in famiglia...come vorrei essere lì! :):)
Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

Anne said...

Sounds like a wonderful dayXX

Euphorbia said...

Beautiful post and beautiful blog, I love it.

Elena

A Treasured Past said...

Your cat has the most beautiful eyes, such a lovely photo. Beautiful post. Tam x

haizi daizi said...

Lovely post, lovely words, lovely pictures ~ x

manon 21 said...

Merci de ta visite,je découvre ainsi ton blog.

belle année

Manon

Dial V for Vintage said...

Beautiful pictures (I really like the first one)! And your cat looks a lot like mine! :)

In My Wild Eden said...

What a beautiful post. Such wonderful pictures!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Hi! Lovely to find your wonderful blog. I'm a big fan of ladybird books too

The Green Lady said...

I love your words and pictures. Came here via Liz at shortbread and ginger x