Monday, May 16, 2011

Such simple things make me happy!

I really am so easy to please! I promise.
You can even ask my hubby....I think he would agree.
For Mother's Day he gave me three of the most gorgeous ferns
for our front porch and THAT sweet friends, is exactly what I wanted!!!!

There's nothing like beautiful ferns hanging on the porch of an old farmhouse ~
I had to take a few photos for you.
They're taken from the driveway so it's quite a ways from the porch,
but you get the idea.

The grass is freshly cut by my sweet son Brent and his lovely wife Emily...
yes, BOTH of them cut it on different lawn mowers Saturday.
The wind has been so busy here that there are STILL magnolia leaves everywhere.
But that's the price you pay to have these beauties....
I don't mind them one bit.

Another wonderful thing I want to share with you ~
My son Brent built a ramp going into the new chicken coop this past weekend too!
The girls are getting so big....they needed to be able to get inside.
I still haven't gotten them a pen built but have secured the yard
and now they are truly free range chickens!!
I love how they cuddle up in the coop when the sun goes down.....
They took to the ramp immediately!

Just a pic of the side of the back yard.
I'll have to take a close up of the fence that has the baby bed springs worked in.
You just have to love the jacked up fence :)

Can you believe this big ol' pecan tree?
It really looks like two have grown into one!
I've heard that the tassels that fall in the Spring indicate
how many pecans you will have in the fall....
well ~ if that's any indication we are going to have TONS of pecans!!

And you have just GOT to see what arrived in my Saturday mail!!!
I won a giveaway on Deneen's blog Dreaming in Color ~
Her beautiful Ticket sign!!!!
I absolutely LOVE it and will be hanging it in our living room soon ~
Thank you so much Deneen!!!

Don't you just love it????

And just one more little tidbit ~
I've added a tiny goody to my Etsy shop....
A handmade needle keep!

I love sharing stuff with you my sweet friends ~
Wishing you a wonderful Monday....
hugs and love,


Poetry and Wild Roses said...

Love the lacy little needlekeeper! How adorable!

Anonymous said...

Your house is so cute! Actually, pretty much everything you posted is cute...the chickens, the ticket, and the needle keep!!


Dorthe said...

Good monday morning, dearest Dawn-how wonderful are the photoes from your lovely house. The ferns certainly looks as if they belong there on your porck, and I love youw white painted house.The chick`s also looks like they love the ramp- and it is great they can now be out, without fearing the fox.You live in a most beautiful spot sweetheart, the big Pecan tree is fantastic.
The needle keeper- looks like a piece from a Jane Austin book-beautiful.
I wish you a beautiful day, dearest friend.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Lululiz said...

Dawn, your home is beautiful, I really love it.

Unknown said...

Ferns on a porch...perfection!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oooh, lucky you, Dawn! Love that sign! I love ferns on a front porch like that. In the heat of Summer plants like ferns just psychologically make me feel cooler!

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

What a charming home you have! Totally love every inch,even the jacked up fence,lol. Ferns do bring that southern feel to a front porch. Are your hens laying yet? Barred rocks are so cute and docile. Ummmm, do you have every opening of your coop sealed with chicken wire? I have learned from experience that you have to secure the coop like fort knox to keep unwanted visitors out.( icouldn't tell from the pics) Love the ticket sign and your needle keep!
Hugs, Gerri

Traci~Moon Gypsy said...

Good Morning Dawn.. Ooo, love your ferns, your porch looks all ready for Summer Sittin' in comfort!


Joy Lett said...

Simple things are great. Jay washed my Jeep for me for Mother's Day. If you could of seen it you'd know that was a big chore. I love a porch with baskets- but my baskets have all red in them this year. Thanks for sharing.

Vee said...

An adorable keep!

Your home is so sweet nestled into the country like that. What good helpers you have...mowing, building, very nice. The ferns look fantastic there and pecans...oh boy howdy...things are looking up for fall baking projects. Yum!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

The picture of your home is ever so charming.....

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Well my friend I wish I was sitting on that porch with you drinking tea! I am so happy you got the sign and I love seeing it in your home. Blessings sent your way!

Sandy said...


I just love your little farmhouse! The ferns are a perfect touch. Every thing you touch turns to magic, decor, art, why even your chickens are pretty! Have a wonderful day!

Rhonda said...

You are livin' the life, Dawn. Precious farm home and all that green grass! I bet it is so quiet at night. I love ferns, I am growing mine in pots right now.

Your needle keep is so beautiful. Lovely creamy whites tug at my heart.

Barbara Jean said...

lovely post Dawn! sweet needle keep.

Have a blessed day, and week. =)

barbara jean

Mountain Home said...

I love your new home. So charming. Where love is, that is home. Your needle keep is lovely. Leave it to you to design something so sweet...

Mountain Home

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hello Mis Dawn,
I love your ferns and farm, it all looks so restfull and peacefull. I havent been here or anywhere for so long, and I'm giving me some visiting/play time today. How nice is the sign and needle keeper. I will have to visit your etsy. Have a lovely day Dawn!

for the love of a house said...

your house is absolutely adorable. I just love it. And I love the ferns- I ask for things like that as gifts too!


Myrna said...

Oh Dawn! Do you go around pinching yourself..making sure you're not in a dream? Your home and land is SO BEAUTIFUL and serene! I am so happy for you!!
Hope you have a fabulous week!!

Ironstone and Pine said...

DAWN!! OMG, LOVE your farmhouse.....lucky you!(~Devon, green with envy :)

Tora´s Vintage Dream said...

Dawn I love you house, it´s so beautiful:) I just made a little vintage pouch with a beautiful image from you. I posted a photo on my blog of that little pouch if you like to see it:)

Lisa said...

Dawn, Your home is charming and lovely and exudes warmth. Life is good for sure!

Susan said...

I love the lacy needle keepers. So very pretty!

Brenda Evans said...

Love the ferns and that is a chicken mansion -
Wow - Im impressed and I'll bet the chickens are too. I'm so glad to see the magnolias in bloom - I will tell my brother since he lives outside Atlanta - he was going to send me some blossoms in a zip bag and it's time - YEA !

Createology said...

Your home is charming and I adore it. The ferns are perfect for the porch. How nice your chickens and their coop with ramp are coming along. Your needle keep is beautiful. Everything you touch becomes magical. Happy free ranging...

Debra@CommonGround said...

Dawn your sweet farmhouse is just a dream. I love how you've decorated it and the chickens are just what every Georgia Girl needs!! They're adorable parading up and down that ramp!
xoxo Debra

Shopgirl said...

Dear Dawn, it was so much fun coming to see your house, the chicken house, just everything. I look forward to coming here everyday. Big Hugs, mary

Deb Plapp said...

Hi Dawn, Your house is sooo cute! I love the front porch. And as much as I'm afraid of chickens, your girls are cute too. Have a wonderful Tuesday! Deb xo

Patti -Truly Tattered said...

Hi Dawn, I have an old needle keep that I made when I was in Jr. High and I just love it. I made it out of felt. Yours is beautiful and I bet you had fun making it.
Your house is just darling thanks for the pictures!

Vicki Boster said...

Dawn- your home is gorgeous- I love your fees- what a perfect gift! The pictures are so beautiful!

Love that chicken coop- those girls should be happy there now! And that beautiful pecan tree- love it!!

Your needle keeper is fabulous- just perfect for your shop!

oldthings said...

Hello,your post is very beautiful!!


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