Sep 24, 2007

Home Sweet Home


This post is in honor of Karla at Karla's Cottage. Today's the day that she's hosting a blog party called "What Do You Love About Your Home?"
So here are a few things I love about my home...

Perhaps I am melancholy that summer is leaving us but here's what I love outside of my house...


I love having dinner al fresco in the backyard....this day was so hot that we moved the table onto the grass where there was more shade under the trees...


Another favorite thing about my home (outside) is our 'pondless' waterfall. All of the beauty with none of the maintenance!


A great backdrop when you're dining outside...



After dinner when the sun goes down we love to head into the sunroom for a glass of vino...



This is a great place to relax and unwind...


If it gets too cool out there we head for the kitchen...this is our favorite place inside to sit and chat.

I guess there is a lot of things I love about my home but the thing I love the MOST are the people in it! The memories we are constantly making give this house a rich, homey feel. A 'patina' of warmth that envelopes me every time I step inside...

Thanks for stopping by today - hope you enjoyed your visit with me!

31 comments:

Nunnie's Attic said...

WOW!! I would hate to see summer go too if I lived there! Everything is gorgeous. Who wouldn't love dining somewhere like that.

But no matter what your home looks like, you're right, it's the people in it who matter most!

Love,
Julie

Katrina said...

What a beautiful home and garden! Thanks for sharing. I love your backyard eating area!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Love the sun dappled warmth of your home!

Jennifer Froh said...

LOVE your home.. so cozy and inviting. Can I come over? LOL!!!

Storybook Woods said...

I can see why you love eating outside. What a beautiful yard. Clarice

Spontanity said...

A very nice place to be!
Greetz from Holland:)

She'sSewPretty said...

Simply beautiful!! I love your gorgeous yard!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your pictures are so pretty and romantic. Loved the outdoor ones too; just lovely!
:)

jessi nagy said...

yeah!
your home is gorgeous!
jessi nagy
www.scrappyjessi.blogspot.com

Bethany Hissong said...

You have a wonderful home!!! I have to show my husband your yard because we are trying to landscape what has always been a wooded area and I love what you've done with yours!!!

Stacy said...

you have the loveliest house, so cozy and warm and your outdoors is stunning!!

Flea Market Queen said...

My goodness...I would never leave home! Stunning...
Priscilla

daisy cottage said...

Oh YOUR home is gorgeous! So, so pretty! What a beautiful outdoor space and views too! Everything is just dreamy here. Thank you for sharing!!

xo,
Kim

Bejeweled said...

What an inviting home you have! And what an amazing garden!

tamy said...

What an exquisite home! Thank you for sharing...Your backyard is truly breathtaking. That would be one of my favourite things too!!
Tamy xo
simplymein.typepad.com

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Beautiful Joy! Everything is so warm and inviting. I love your gorgeous dining table!

Heather

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Such a beautiful home and garden.

Jenny said...

I so LOVE your home!!!!

IsabellaCloset said...

Joy, Your home is soooo FABULOUS!! How perfect everything it is.. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.
~Mary~ :-}

Teresa said...

I adore your home!! Gorgeous!!

Teresa

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

What a dreamy place!! Thank you for sharing your home with us all!
Barbara

Don & Angelina said...

WOW! beautiful! I love it! Angelina

Chunks said...

What an ugly house and yard.

hahahah! I'm totally kidding, I just wanted to be different!

You can almost smell the coffee in this post! So homey! Love it!

bluemuf said...

I so enjoyed my visit. Your yard and gardens are so beautiful. A lovely place to spend time.

Karen

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

What a lovely outdoor area! I love the waterfall especially, and the sunroom looks so inviting.

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

fantastic pics!! soo inviting!!!

Debbie said...

Wow. So many great spots to grab a good book, curl up, and read... I think I'll pick the sofa....

The Rose Room said...

I did enjoy my visit - thank you:)

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous home with us! I think I could live in your backyard and I want one of those "pondless" waterfalls! Love your blog...I will be back. Julie

Geoff, Melissa and Elijah Gill said...

Hello, i came across your blog a few days ago and just wanted to come back to say hello. You came to my mind this morning so i took a moment to take you before our precious Lord and asked for encouragement and health for you. You've got a beautiful home. I love all the tall windows in the kitchen! You can enjoy the outdoors even when you're inside. So nice!
God bless.

The Tattered Nest said...

I just found your blog and thought I would say Hi and tell you I have house ENVY! I love your sitting area in your kitchen! and your outdoor eating area..Do you have to bring your wicker chairs inside when it rains?