Thursday, May 2, 2013

whatever is lovely
















Freshly-ironed vintage pillowcases.
Happy I made the red-wall-at-the-end-of-the-hallway choice.
Beautiful salad with homemade vinaigrette for lunch.
First hanging basket of spring flowers.
Light-filled living room.
Phil's memorial shelf.
Red and yellow shelf delights.
Cats and quilts.

If you sweep a house and tend its fires and fill its
stove, and there is love in you all the years you are
doing this, then you and that house are married, the house
is yours. (Truman Capote - The Grass Harp)

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is
pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent
or praiseworthy - think about such things. (Phil. 4:8) 


11 comments:

  1. I DO love that pop of red at the end of the hall. So unexpected. Love your photos. A collage of your day.
    Brenda

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  2. I can see the fruits of your labor these past few days! I was wondering what that salad is made of...care to share the recipe? I love your memorial shelf, a very sweet idea. And you have a hanging basket!! Are you bringing it in at night? I put my big pots of hibiscus trees outside and after having the monsters indoors all winter, I could care less what happens to them! lol!

    Have a great weekend!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. No recipe for my salad, just something I put together from what I had on-hand in the fridge! Romaine, cucumber, a little feta and turkey for protein, strawberries. Haven't brought the basket in at night, but I've only had it a couple of days. Uh oh, I hope it'll be OK! You are so funny with the hibiscus trees, lol.

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  3. Melanie - Love the vintage pillowcases and really LOVE your red wall at the end of the hall! Your flowers look so pretty. I am afraid the below freezing temps tonight and snow and sleet tomorrow may kill what I've already put out.

    Judy

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    1. Thanks for the compliments, Judy. Below freezing temps and snow and sleet?! Yikes, don't send that nasty weather my way!

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  4. Hi Melanie,

    Lovely post! Gotta LOVE that RED wall! Your strawberries and salad looks mighty delicious and refreshing and colourful!

    Poppy

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  5. ha, just added strawberries to the grocery list after viewing your lovely photos! :)

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  6. Beautiful! Love the red wall! The memory shelf is an awesome idea! And a comfy kitty on a pretty quilt is always a lovely sight. Blessings, Tammy

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  7. Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is
    pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent
    or praiseworthy - think about such things. (Phil. 4:8)
    Just found your blog today, from Cozy Little House. I was given that verse around this time last year...I'm glad to have found your blog today.

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