Friday, June 1, 2012

I'm determined...

I am determined
to not  miss these days.

For years now, I have missed these  days 
of late spring and early summer
 in the garden 
(the flower garden, my flower garden)
and on my porch
because I was too busy.
Too busy with the sale and all that goes into it.
NOT this year.
I will stop and smell the flowers.
I will  sit on my porch.
I will eat my pancakes outside.

I will stop and see the beauty that is now.

I think it took every last  peony bloom 
to fill this coal bucket

You probably won't be hearing from me 
much in the next few weeks.
I'll be painting. or holding that grand-girly or sitting on the porch.
Something's gotta give...
but don't you worry,
I'll be back when it's all over.

linking to:
Garden tour @ Jennifer Rizzo

White Wednesday @ Faded  Charm
Show off Your Cottage @ The House in the Roses 
Creative Blogger's Party & Hop @ Homemaker on a Dime
Tuesday Cowgirl Up @ The Farmhouse Porch 
Your Cozy Home @ Cozy Home Scenes
Knick of Time Tuesday @ Knick of Time
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Cottage Garden Party@ Fishtail Cottage
Under $100 @ Beyond the Picket Fence
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage

Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Farmhouse Friday @ Laurie Anna's Vintage Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
PRIMP Your Stuff @ (PRIMP)
Thriftin' on a Thursday @ Savvy City Farmer
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
Potpourri @ 2805


Anne said...

I will be here when you return.I too will be busy.I am ready for my booth.But I have a second to fill up soon too.
Enjoy your time with your sweet new Grandbaby.And enjoy your flowers too.

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I so know that feeling! Enjoy yourself!

Sheila Rumney said...

Enjoy your grand-girly and all that this time has to offer. So wish I were closer so I could come to the sale!!

A Southern Rose said...

I'm so happy to hear that you have a new grandbaby! She is precious. I love coming to Miss Gracie's House and being inspired by everything. It makes my day better.
Enjoy your new grandaughter!

Lee Laurie

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Gorgeous peonies! I don't blame you one bit for stopping and enjoying the sweet little grand baby. Enjoy your time!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Gorgeous peonies! I don't blame you one bit for stopping and enjoying the sweet little grand baby. Enjoy your time!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything looks so pretty--you enjoy! You had to mention pancakes..LOL. I'm off to make pancakes...:)

Curtains in My Tree said...

and what a beautiful porch you have to sit on and smell the flowers

do it

momto8 said...

I think the whole world would be a little happier if we all lightened up a little and saw the roses!!!

Our Country Bungalow said...

Loved your photographs. Loved your words.

NanaDiana said...

I'll be right here waiting on ya! I hear you- I am going to be doing a lot less "visiting" this summer, too. There just aren't enough hours in the day, are there? xo Diana

On Crooked Creek said...

You go girl!!! I'll be here when you return full with joy and news to share...and photos, please...especially of grandbaby g!

Jan Hermann said...

Have a wonderful time doing what you have to do. I loved all your front porch photos!!

Jan ♥

the old white house said...

The peonies look beautiful in the coal bucket, that was a great idea! Pancakes on your pretty porch sounds wonderful. enjoy, t.xoxoxo

Lady Courtney said...

Enjoy every minute!!! :)

Gail said...

Do enjoy....I'll probably be right there with you!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Good for are right to stop, breathe and enjoy. It's important to be "fully present" wherever we find ourselves.
Blessings & hugs,

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Rene ~ your porch is just beautiful and those peonies! Wow! Enjoy yourself this summer! I am going's really hard for me to blog or do anything on the web site in the summer...I always have to force myself. I would rather be outside! xo

vintageandart said...

Well Miss Gracie you enjoy your time kickin' back on your porch and holdin' your sweet's too precious not to enjoy it...your pics are incredibly lovely.

ChiPPy-SHaBBy said...

Can't wait to SEE what develops...
Your porch is lovely!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

ew.ka said...

beautiful flowers,
beautiful place

Patty said...

I think we all need to be reminded, once in awhile, to 'stop and smell the roses', or in your case, enjoy the peonies!
Thank you for the sweet reminder~

Michele said...

So Beautiful ~~~ Yes, worth it.

Pearl 13.1

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Enjoy Rene!
Hope you'll share some new grandbaby pictures when you return!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

You deserve a good rest,and I'm with you on lovin' those grand babies, they grow so fast.
We love what you do, and we'll be right here to see more when you come back. Enjoy!
Big hugs,

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Enjoy every minute with her! May I just say your post is one of the most beautiful ones I have seen in a very long time,took my breath away! Going to pick one to set as my background..thank you!! x0

Pamela Gordon said...

Your porch is so dreamy to me. How I wish I had a covered porch and not a deck so I could decorate it better and not worry about rain on things. I hope you have lots of dream time on your porch and with your beautiful grandbaby. Enjoy it! Time flies. Hugs, Pamela

Leah C said...

Beautiful post!! Go & enjoy:)

Laurel Stephens said...

I'm visiting via a pinterest pin of your pretty pantry and am so glad to have found your blog. It's just simply gorgeous.

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Good for you! I think we all need to do this from time to time. Stopping to enjoy the simple things brings such joy and thankfulness.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...


CeCe said...

Sending you love and peace to truly enjoy the moment... My heart is filled with joy every time I read a post of yours. I hope you fill your days now with things that fill your heartt with joy....for that is what the secret on earth is....filling one's heart with joy. I rarely comment but today is special......Love to you, CeCe

Cindy said...

Your photos are fabulous! I love your sweet porch and the coal bucket filled with peonies is breath-taking!
Enjoy every last moment, dear lady, it was created just for you!
Enjoy your grand-baby, too!
Hugs, Cindy

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love your front porch. I really would love to live in an old farm house. said...

Well, you just enjoy that gorgeous porch, your yard and family:)That is what is most important. Have fun:)
~Debra xx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Cassie said...

SO pretty! What a great way to present your lovely peonies. I was thrilled to see that ours have bloomed. Enjoy them!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful photos Rene! I love your attitude...sales can be stressful, I'm glad you are taking time for relaxation, too!

Barbara Jean said...

Glad you are stopping, or at least slowing enjoy each moment.....
Sales will come and go, but enjoying each breath, each moment....cannot be replaced.

PS looks like it will be a great sale!!

Olivia said...

so gorgeous it took my breath away!

piccolaceleste said...

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