Saturday, July 23, 2011

~happy weekend~


packing and unpacking
we just got into our new home 
now the fun begins

I am off and running but
wanted to leave you with  
this little piece of wisdom.......  
   
Peace....
it does not mean to be in a place
where there is no noise.... trouble
or hard work.
it means to be in the 
midst of those things and still
be calm in your heart
{unknown}
happy weekend

  

66 comments:

gillyflower said...

Congratulations on moving house Koralee - I hope you and your family will be very happy in your new home!
Lovely words, and so true!
Gill xx

birdie blue said...

congratulations on your new home, miss koralee. are you in a new location, or near your former home?

xo
~molly

Kathleen Grace said...

Amen, Peace comes from within, not our circumstances:>) Have fun unpacking and making your new house a home!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I LOVE that quote.. I am going to write that down. Sending you thoughts of love and bits of energy as you unpack and set up your new home. I am so happy for you. Love your cute dishes and the pink pyrex mugs (I have been looking for some pink pyrex for my cottage. Happy weekend Koralee!

xo,
Danielle

Two Shades of Pink said...

Well said Koralee. And though moving can cause stress...there is something so fun about unwrapping the things you treasure. It is like unwrapping a gift! Hugs sweet friend!
Jessica

myletterstoemily said...

that is so true. i require a great deal of quiet
and cannot tolerate conflict very well, but i
have known His peace in every situation.

blessings on your new home!

Elyse said...

hi koralee,

i've been busy with summer family visits and have missed a bunch of posts. i hope to really catch up soon.

beautiful post, exciting news! wishing you all the best in your new home!

xo
elyse

Becky~ said...

Happy weekend to you as well.Congrats to you on the new house too.

The Pinkhouseladies said...

Lovely plates and cups :D and a nice wisom about peace! Have a nice peaceful weekend!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is the sort of peace I love. Anything is possible then.

I have been wondering where you have been!! Best wishes on your new home!

XO,
Jane

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

AMEN. This speaks volumes to me as I ponder on the world's events and wonder "HOW" do we deal with these acts of nonsensical violence?" May love carry us, EACH and every one of us to each day's sunset.

BLESSINGS IN YOUR NEW HOME DEAR FRIEND! Anita

Pinecone said...

How exciting to be in a new home!! Good luck with all of the unpacking!
xo
Ashlyn

Maaike said...

Hi Koralee, enjoy the fun part, the unpacking! I am very curious to see pictures of your pretty new home... good luck the coming days with the unpacking!
And the creative event looks amazing by the way, a fun and very inspiring place to be!

Enjoy your beautiful dishes, and the promising kitchen,
love Maaike

Lilybets said...

..beautiful things Koralee I love roses!!!.Enjoy your new house...is one of my dream to have one..
kiss my sweet far friend!.

icandy... said...

my gosh, koralee!!!! your blog is so easy on the eyes! thank you for always brightening my day when i pop by with your amazing photographs!
have a fab weekend!!
hugs!!!
ox

Suz said...

Koralee,
That quote is beautiful and so true. We never can control the "noise" around us but we can control what is inside us. Now that I say that, i realize what a hard job that can be!! Your dishes look adorable. It looks like you wrapped them in pink and white tissue. That would make packing and unpacking a lot more fun! I hope your new house is full of love and creates beautiful memories.
XO,
Suz

by Teresa said...

Dear Koralee.. OH.. I did not know you were moving. Where did you move from and where did you move to? What kind of house did you get! How exciting! I do hope you share more info with your readers.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Martina said...

Oh, Koralee, even moving looks pretty on your blog! Happy housewarming and weekend hugs! xox

Madelief said...

Dear Koralee,

So exciting to be in your new house! I hope the move went well.

Love the cups and plates :-)!

Happy weekend & good luck with unpacking!

Lieve groetjes van Madelief xox

Theophanie said...

I was thinking that this morning. In the midst of all the chaos, I have found (temporarily I am sure) internal peace. A huge improvement over the last few days. :)

Have a great weekend.

Jacqueline said...

Dear Koralee,
Wishing you many happy times in your new home. How exciting. I know that you will make this home absolutely beautiful and have some very special times there. Much love to you and your family. XXXX

Rubyred said...

How lovely that you are settling into your new home!
Good Luck with all your unpacking!
Rachel x

It's me said...

Yes ...be calm in your heart....great beautiful words......love Ria....xxx...

Holly Loves Art said...

Such a pretty picture. :) I hope the unpacking goes smoothly!
Cheers,
Holly

Michaja said...

GOOD LUCK in your new home Koralee! I'm sure you will make it very quick your HOME!
xxx

Zilly said...

Wishing you lots of love&luck in you're new home-enjoy it-xxx-Sil.

Teresa said...

Oh SWEET Girl~
That is one of my favorite quotes.
Of course you would have PINK tissue~wrapping paper...
and how CUTE are those dishes!
Everything about YOU is CUTE and SWEET!
xo

Sandra van Doorn said...

peace is such a magic word....

Marlene ~ mIzZ (hONeY) bEe said...

this is too true, love it... Its like the saying "you can be with a group of folks & bee lonely but at the same time you can bee a lone & not bee lonely"...its the way you make things whether the way you do things or how you feel about them in your heART and soul.. thanks for sharing! enJOY the move and all that is there for you... have a honey of a night ~ sweet dREaMs! ;O)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Wishing you much love and happiness in your new home and how exciting for your family.
Good luck with the packing and unpacking, always such a big job but so lovely when you are all settled in.
Happy weekend

Hugs
Carolyn

Sewn With Grace said...

This is so true, Koralee! I need to think on this one and pray for peace. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Catherine said...

Have fun unpacking Koralee! It's always a big job but always feels so good to get settled into a new home.

Wishing you a terrific weekend ~ hope you don't work too hard for the whole weekend and can squeeze in a little bit of fun!! :)

xo Catherine

June said...

this must be so excitong for you Koralee. Unpacking all your treasures to live in their new space!
I love how you define peace, my friend!
sending hugs...

Tereza said...

If these are your dishes I once again am so jealous! have a great time decorating your new home :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

That bit of wisdom is oh so true! Best wishes as you settle into your new home. How lovely to be able to create a new and wonderful living space. Enjoy! Blessings, Tammy

tinajo said...

Have fun getting in order - I love the pic! :-)

fee @ chipper nelly said...

ah yes....peace. A rarity round here but treasured when it's found...
fee ♥
(happy new home)

BEAR's Mom said...

thank you for this sweet reminder
to BE CALM IN YOUR HEART
it is my mantra for today
you can send that box of
lovely china to my address Koralee :D
BIG BEAR HUGS xxxx
~victoria~

sarah-jane down the lane said...

So so exciting, enjoy unpacking and staging all the Bluebird treasures - I am still pinching myself about the new Lane so I know just how exhausted/elated you must be!
Thinking of you Koralee,

Love Sarah xXx

Vintage Home said...

Beautiful quote Koralee...
So happy you are moving in!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Koralee

May you enjoy your new home. A lot of work no doubt but I am sure that you will make it look beautiful and homely.
Take care
Isabelle x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh darling friend,

What a joy to see your comment! My sweet, you are going to have SO MUCH FUN in your new house, I KNOW IT! If she has good bones, then all it will take is the love you have and skill as a designer/artist to make her a HOME...a home ONLY YOU can create. Yes precious, that large subheader on my blog is probably THE best photo I have taken of my harp studio! IF I had a wide angled lens, I could probably also include my harp and marble mantle in the shot, but for now, this photo does capture the mood of my studio that I love; the light, the glitter of my dress form, the little theatre to the side and my SETTEE where I love to sit with the crown above and of COURSE....our AQUA spread about!!!!

Dearest, I am thinking of you with your back. Off and on, I get twings of a pulling sensation in my thigh or both...just today, I woke up fine. All I did was go for a walk and all was well, but suddenly as I was just sitting, my lower back started to HURT SO BADLY to the point of not being able to walk! And it just feels as if something in out of line or a nerve is being aggravated!!!!!

HOW ARE YOU? OK, I know you are going to be super busy with the house..be so careful with your back but HAVE A BLAST! I will be praying for BOTH OF US and especially when school starts, our backs have to behave!!!!

MUCH LOVE TO YOU MY BLUEBIRD OF JOY!!! Anita

Bela said...

Lovely lovely image, dear Koralee!!!!
I wish your week is off to a wonderful start!!!
Love, Bela

Maria said...

Hi Koralee ~ I adore your sweet vintage dishes... Are they your grandmothers? {my grandmothers are almost the same! I adored them and used to help her dust her cabinet and wash all her dishes for a "fresh look" ~ what special, sweet and simple time that was.
Whenever I use them, It feels like a warm hug!

I also love the quote you used for today ~ especially with all the current excitement in your life! --
{May I borrow that quote for my sidebar? It would be perfect!}

Koralee, I've been keeping your strength and back in my prayers ~ take care of yourself ♥ and use any "back protecting" ideas that work!

God bless you and be with you on this magnificent journey!
*♥* Maria

Marilyn said...

That quote is amazing and so, so true. I thought of you today when I was at the market and saw pink lolly's! I think I may have to go back and buy some, as I have never seen them there before and they had cotton candy too. Oh my!

red ticking said...

oh how exciting... i know initially it is so difficult to move but fun to begin a fresh new start... congratulations sweet friend... xoxo

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So nice to see my grandma's dishes in your photo! Good luck with your packing/unpacking and settling in. My heart is with you because I'm in the midst of the same thing!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, this is so exciting and congratz on your new home! I hope your unpacking is going really smooth and well. Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Not Just a Waitress said...

Love that quote!! Nervous energy often leaves me in need of peace...I will think of this. :)
Thank you!! :)
Good luck with your adventures in unpacking!! :)
BLESSINGS!!

garden clippings said...

happy unpacking!!!

Alessandra said...

Happy weekend to you too! Come and see my tropical post, if you like!

Ciao
A.

Mimi and Tilly said...

Good luck with your unpacking, and I absolutely love your quote. Sending smiles, Em x

Kris said...

congrats on the new home! That china is LOVELY!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Your quote is beautiful as are the things you are unpacking for your new home. Much love.

wishingforpineneedles said...

Congrats on your new home! Have fun settling. Did you relocate entirely?

birdie blue said...

a bit of good news for you, if you have a chance, stop by.

xo
~molly

michelle said...

I am so glad that you are in your new home. Good luck with everything and take your time, things will get put into their place.
Enjoy your week sweet friend!
xo

Maria said...

* Thinking of you ~ wishing you well *

fernandflora said...

Hello friend! So glad I popped over to see you tonight. The thoughts on peace are just what the doctor ordered. We have an upcoming trip and then I have a big craft show and then we move, so I can use some peach admist the chaos. Good words from you, as always.

xo and happy unpacking!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

I shall keep that on my fridge as a calming reminder. Have fun with the unpacking and have a wonderful week.

francis said...

HOW DO YOU DO THAT ....
write about being calm in your heart
while you are moving to a new HOME ....
Oh my ..... did i miss something ?
Koralee are you realy moving ?
Yesterday the disneyland postcard arrived and I just wrote you a postcard ....just need to write the address and off .....to the post but
now I do not know if I can use your old address still ?
How exciting a new home .....
Lots of energy I will send you .....with the wind ...it's coming your way .

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Koralee!!! You are so busy my dearest! HEY GUESS WHAT...I went to the chiropractor yesterday. My back was really bad so I did it...HE CRACKED ME, gave me exercises, I have to use a cold compress and I am already FEELING 98% better!!!!

HOW ARE YOU? Well dear one, you are getting into your new home and I am so excited for you. A little snail mail on its way to your new domicile....love Anita

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You keep calm and carry on, my friend. Do take time for a big cup of comforting warm tea every now and then. Please email or fb me your new address, I would like to throw a Dutch warm welcoming card on your new doorstep.
Lots of love xxxx

pollydove said...

I have been gone from blogging for so many days ... I have missed your precious, happy images and thoughts! This one is darling too! Good luck with the move. It is so much work, but so exciting too! I am happy for you. xoxoxox

Libbie said...

Hi Koralee!

MOVING!!! How exciting! I can't even imagine moving...I keep trying to get the guts up to move...but I am sooo sentimental! I hope you did not have a hard time letting go. I hope we get a peek at some of your decorating! Hope all goes well!

francis said...

Just want to let you know I'm thinking about you and your boxes .... finding your way in a new home . Did you move often ?
I live in the house I'm living in now for ..........................................
30 years ...30 years ....30 years.......
My children were born here .....
and the third one is about leave the house next month .....
and I .....am thinking about making the smallest room a nursery again .... for Eva when she is coming to sleep over !
Can you imagen !