"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

5.19.2010

For Martha



Martha asked to see the front of my home.

Notice the leaning rooster on top??? No one wants to climb that roof to straighten it. So leaning it stays!!! lol

I had a special treat today. I got to have coffee with a wonderful woman I met through blogging. Vicki at "Windows to my Soul". We live in the same town! We met and talked like we have known each other for years.

Vicki, it was a pleasure to finally meet you!!

Off to wash the living room slipcovers and all my glass candle holders for the party!!

24 comments:

CountryDreaming said...

Your home reminds me of an upscale bed and breakfast! Love the porch.

Butterfly Works said...

Mary, I love your home; it's warm, inviting and so charming....I know you love living there because it shows all around......
Thank you for sharing it with us...now we can image where you live when we chat with you....sitting on one of those wonderful porches sipping tea or painting inside with all yoru artwork around.....love it....

Jay said...

hi mary i just passed by ur blog and found ur house quite cool.........
simply love it.........
hope 2 c more frm u .so adding u 2 my blogroll...
happy blogging

FOREVER JANN said...

lovely home, hope the party goes well for you.

lori vliegen said...

i'm SO glad martha asked you to show us more of your house.....it's just as charming, sweet and inviting as you are!!! xox, :)))

A Dancing Mango said...

Hi Mary!
Thank you for being so faithful still.
You certainly have patience. I love your home. it is a HOME.. beautiful, comfortable and most of all.. "inviting"..
What a gift!
Hugs, Darlene xo
Oh.. don't feel bad, it is not my b-day til July. lol

jgr said...

It's beautiful and so inviting! Thank you for showing us.

Buffy said...

I love your house especially the front porch,I laughed about your rooster,in the front of my house one of my lights is broken off and broken it will stay until my husband decides to fix it. But I guess its those little things that make a house a home!

Marthann's Musings said...

This Martha, Marthann, loves your house. I would move in in a heartbeat. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful pictures with us.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

So lovely and inviting. Your house reminds me a lot of my own but your landscaping is so much more beautiful than mine! Oh and your porch is to die for and mine needs some work. I would love to live back again in the country instead of the city. I miss the country. My home is over 100 years old. How about yours?

So awesome that you met one of your blogging buddies for coffee today and that you actually live in the same area.

WINDOWLAD said...

Dear Mary,

Oh, you really had a nice home... if could just get there and see it even more closer i, definitely, would love to be... and, leaning rooster??? oh yeah... i can already see it...!!! haha!!!:D

Have a Blessed Day!!!:)

>kelvin

Denise said...

So beautiful. Glad you got to meet one of your blogging friends, that is nice.

C a r i s s a said...

what an adorable house mary!
SPLENDID i should say! ;-)
thinking of you
sending best wishes
and visions of a joy filled party.

with love,
carissa

sarah said...

HI Mary...your house is like I imagined...inviting...like you. And that's great about meeting Vicki. Have a great day.

e.beck.artist said...

cute, cute, cute house!.... love that porch ... and that rooster is just the character any home needs!

Poetic Artist said...

That is for sure your home..Just like you beautiful, inviting and full of love.
Luv,
Katelen.

S. Etole said...

It looks so inviting and peaceful ...

Carmelina said...

oh that is such a lovely treat! i have a fellow blogger who lives nearby....maybe we'll connect someday....

your home is lovely! i'm walking up that gorgeous path and knocking on your door...
may I come in for a coffee?

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Mary said...

Yep! I open for coffee, tea and a good chat!!

Mollye said...

Mary sweet sister of mine, If someone had asked me to paint a picture of your house based on what you are like, it would have looked just like it does. Just charming and reliable. Dependable, quiet beauty and serenity.

Have a great party this weekend, I write tomorrow on graduations too. Love ya Mary, Mollye

Martha Lever said...

Thanks so much, Mary!! I am in LOVE with your house!!!!! I really should be included on a tour of homes!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Such a pretty house! And how wonderful to meet a blogging friend face to face! That is a pleasure indeed! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Bevie said...

Well sis the trees are taller, the bushes in the front too, but it's still the beautiful, well kept home that I so enjoyed capturing in the painting on canvas I did for you!!! love ya sweetie..

Vicki said...

Hey Mary, I know Denise here, too...what a small world :-)

Your house is BEAUTIFUL. I love it!!

And I SO enjoyed our coffee time together! It really WAS like we'd known each other for years, wasn't it? That's a good sign, girlfriend:-)

Been wondering how your busy week went. Everything you've posted looks so lovely. The flowers were gorgeous!

hugs!!
Vicki