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Hello and welcome to my blog. If you like flowers and gardens, housey stuff, food and banter, then this is the place for you. I am a decorative artist, florist and maker of things. I sell painted furniture, plants and crafts, through a local retail shop, in my native Ireland, and wedding flowers from home. I am married to a lovely patient man and have a smashing little girl. I blog for the fun of it. Thank you for listening.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Count Your Blessings!

Happy Thanksgiving to all who partake in it! I have a lot to be thankful for, apart from my lovely family, I think the thing that I am most thankful for, is my home. My Mum was a great homemaker, she moved homes many many times in her life and she always said 'your home is in your consciousness', and because of that she could pick up and start again,wherever she happened to be.At this time of year I often think what it would be like to be a homeless person, living in a cardbord box, sleeping on the street. My heart goes out to all who find themselves in that situation.

I could go on and write a long list of all the blessings I'm counting, but instead I will show you some lovely images to represent them.

Sparky, our West Highland Terrier.

Paul and Lois.

Looks like butter wouldn't melt doen't it?

Happy Thanksgiving! Love Linda x  Images which are not my own are from pinterest and Tumblr, for which I also give thanks.


  1. What a fab post ..you are so right I can find so many things to be thankful for, and I am ....my friend Jane Packer (florist) died a while ago and I am still reeling with the shock of it, yes there is lots I am thankful for I love your homely pictures too
    Hugs Lynn xxxx

  2. What great photos. Love your little dog and granddaughter.

  3. Wonderful images for us to look at today dear friend. Little Lois is just SO beautiful. What a blessing she is! Sparky looks so cute! As you say, we just have so much to be thankful for, when you think of some poor people and the lives that they have to live. Hugs x

  4. Lovely post!
    Some lovely images there, and your daughter is very sweet with her lovely curls and freckles!Lovely to see your husband and dog too!
    I count my blessings daily, and have that last quote on a country style mug mat in front of the kitchen sink to remind me daily.
    Happy Thanksgiving Linda! (I had my american best friend to lunch today and funnily enough she doesnt celebrate it here, only whe shes in the US!)
    Gill xx

  5. Lovely photos today! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Hi Linda, A lovely Thanksgiving Post. My Mum is a great person for always looking on the bright side of things, I am lucky to have been brough up in such a loving home, with her and Dad.
    I love the photos of your family and pets- Jane x

  7. A beautiful thankful post Linda.

    I love your family picture the best. They are your heart and soul

    We indeed have so much to be grateful for and the feast of Thanksgiving is a nice reminder.

    We had a delightful day at our friends ranch and a feast to rival Babette's Feast

    Have a great weekend.

  8. Linda... lovely images and lovely thoughts. Your daughter is very, very beautiful. I was in America last year, for Thanksgiving, and the year before and the year before. I missed cooking "THE" turkey last night, but... well... it will have to wait until Christmas!

    I, too, feel I have things to give thanks for and others which never happened in my life. MEA CULPA!

    I love all your pictures! That little girl of your is just delightful! What eyes, my Goodness me!

    I always like coming to this "place" It's warm, comfortable and really cosy... THANK YOU!


  9. Everyday I count my blessings, seen that last image somewhere else today, love it!

  10. You always write such thoughtful posts Linda.
    How lovely to see your husband Paul with Lois, she really has the sweetest face! And I somehow missed that you has a cute westie too. I knew about your goldfish though :) Our goldfish has just died aged 14.... we buried him in the garden and my 20 year old son shed a tear!
    Thank you for your lovely comments on my post. I am so glad Lois liked her chocolate and card, and I hope you find some 'me' time to sit down and look through your book :)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Love and hugs, Abby xx

  11. Oh Linda, I meant to write 'had a cute westie'.... although you still have him! I thought my writing would improve with blogging, but think it is getting worse!! Love, Abby xx

  12. A very lovely post, Linda! I hope your Thanksgiving was a happy one!!!

  13. Such a beautiful family. No wonder you are so Thankful Linda ! Happy Thanksgiving xx

  14. Lovely to see this post, I feel the same about home and family too. Your family pictures are very sweet, how pretty your little girl is... and how lovely to be able to feel so positive and filled with thanksgiving.
    Have a wonderful week, Linda.
    Helen x

  15. You have a beautiful family and your pictures today are a great reminder to us all that we do indeed have so much to be thankful for. Bettyx

  16. Thanks for all the coziness. What a nice family!

  17. What lovely pictures and such a gentle reminder that we really do have so much to be thankful for. Thanks, Linda.
    Becky x


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