Thursday, October 24, 2013

a collection

I'm starting a new blog series called collections.   A collection of my photos that have no specific category but mean something to me for one reason or another.  I search for these little bits of beauty everyday.  Even when the house is covered in splattered food and the beans are running circles around me.  They are things that plain and simple make me happy. 

 Here is my collection....

sampling with mom





a cozy cottage





a flat tray garden



 my new pot for the garden



 our street beginning to show its colors

  rusted planters for the garden room


 my last bloom
hens-and-chicks in the kitchen


my practice knitting...it isn't much but I am teaching myself when the beans go to sleep
my hope is to one day participate with Wendy from September Violets in sending squares to LILY to  be made into blankets for Syrian Refugees 


Happy making, baking, and growing friends!
Wishing you all a fantastic weekend!


35 comments:

  1. You have make beautiful photos!
    Have a nice thursday! RW & SK

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  2. Beautiful pictures. Your street looks beautiful. We had snow on ours yesterday, too early for us.

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  3. Lovely photos! I love taking this little peek into your house, and your street looks so gorgeous!

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  4. Nicole-That is a lovely collection of pictures and bits and pieces of your life. Good for you for posting this- love it! xo Diana

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  5. Everyone should have little collections it show how we grow and change and things often remind us of the past, lovely pictures.
    Merle...............

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  6. Gorgeous photos Nicole. Love seeing glimpses of your beautiful home. Have a wonderful weekend xo

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  7. So manny lovely things in your collection, I can see way you wanted to share. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. I love the idea of olive oil tasting! and those huge leaf plants... fiddle ferns?
    Alla
    onthesamepageblog.com/blog

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  9. I love the olive oil tasting idea! What a fun thing to do with your mom!

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  10. i love the idea of olive oil tasting! what a fun thing to do with your mom!

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  11. All beautiful, but I especially love the fifth one down, that is the sort of door/porch/frontage that I would love in a dream house! Good luck with the knitting, such a great cause. Happy weekend! xx

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  12. Your photos are lovely Nicole! Now I know a little bit more about you! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Glad we are now new blogging friends!
    Shari!!

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  13. Good for you on the knitting! Your street looks so beautiful, a lovely collection :-) Happy weekending! Belinda x

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  14. Those are beautiful pictures, especially your street with autumn colors. Your knitting is looking great!

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  15. Lovely, lovely collection, friend! Did you sample olive oil with your mom? And the new pot for your garden is gorgeous! I can't wait to see more of your garden room. It looks like you have put so much thought and consideration into it!

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  16. Great pictures and a super well done on the knitting it can be frustrating at first but you certainly look like you are getting there. Jo x

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  17. Nicole, you are so very talented! All of your pictures are gorgeous and I'm sharing with my Pin Pals. It looks like your knitting is coming along nicely. I started, years ago, to learn how to knit but did not stick it out. I am planning to try again soon. I do crochet, but I adore the look of anything knit. This was a really great post comprised of the things that make you happy and I find they make me happy, as well!

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    1. Ha! Nice surprise ending ;) I'm so glad you DID choose one of those huge pots for your garden. I love all your collections here ... hens & chicks are so cute! And honestly, the first photo made me laugh because I thought it was your secret wine cupboard when the "beans are running circles around me"!! .... that was before I read the caption. Your knitting is looking good ... and the fact that you're learning on circular needles says something about your determination! If you need any help, give me a shout :D Wendy xo

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  18. you know i love spending time just "enjoying" the search and taking it all in. Seems like you frequent the types of places that i feel a lot of sense of peace in. Plant/Nursery shops local fares... just really nice to take in the care or craft that someone else took to make something or soak in inspirational objects that you'll give new life or meaning to. ;)

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  19. So petty and Autumnal! Love the doorways!

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  20. I love your collection! I see why you wanted to share. Your knitting is looking great! Enjoy the weekend!

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  21. delightful collection of photos. each one special in it's own way. i can see why you love them.
    cindy

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  22. Lots of happiness here, Nicole! I just love taking a peek at all your faves. Your new pot is beautiful in your garden and your garden room is wonderful. Lovely, knitting, too. I want to learn someday...Happy weekend, my friend! Hugs xoxo

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  23. Love that new pot! If I started knitting, I'd probably poke an eye out. Happy photos! :o)

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  24. great collection! I seem to try knitting every winter myself, and make a wee dishcloth and then...forget all about it until next year again, hahaha! I wish you much better motivation!

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  25. Oh I love love the herb cabinet-too awesome!
    enjoyed your photos

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  26. A nice collection. LOVE your new pot! And the street you live on is just beautiful.

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  27. Oh there is much here to love... I want to walk down that street.

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  28. I really like your spice cabinet, and the new pot is terrific! Nice collection!

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  29. Oh to live on a street like that!! I would love to be able to walk around the block and exercise on a street that gorgeous!! NICE!!

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  30. great idea and lovely pictures! I love the canopy of trees over your street :)

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  31. Yay! Love the random pics. And I'll take one of those pots please. :)
    I've been thinkin' about bringin' some hens and chicks in, but didn't know how they'd do indoors. Your pot of them is too stinkin' cute.

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  32. You are so creative, my friend! I love how you see the world around you....

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  33. Love this post - I miss the changing of the seasons, so much! And now I have to go check out this knitting site of yours. XOXO

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