Monday, October 17, 2011

{weekend joy}

pretty days
around my home this weekend
inside and out
set my table with pretty china and linens
painted another pumpkin this time with turquoise chalkboard paint 

spent many hours in my PJ's
hung some charming plates on my wall

today identify what gives you
 and do more of it

hope to visit you all soon
can't wait to see what you have been up to


Angela said...

You funny girl! a turquoise pumpkin is just delightful!! I do my best work in my pjs too.

Pinecone said...

Your dishes look amazing with all of their happy colors! I love how you take away the traditional and make it your own.

GwendolynKay said...

Love the blue pumpkin! I enjoy pajama days now and again. With winter coming I am sure I will have plenty of them. Charming plates.

francis said...

What gives me joy ?
Blogging and reading all the wonderful beautiful inspiring blogs ... visiting from my couch ....
I just found a beautiful song on youtube
I heard it somewhere and it hit me and I did not konow the title nor the artist .
And yet I found out ....yeah !
It's double special because I have not been a music/songs person for so so so so long . Far too long ever since my heart was broken I could not bear music ......
The song is called ALWAYS ON YOUR SIDE by Sheryl Crow and Sting .
Why do I tell you this ?
Oh because this is what I was up to ....
Keep an eye on your mailbox ! not the email-one ! hugs

tinajo said...

So pretty pics, hope you´ll have a great day! :-)

michelle said...

I love weekends like that where you can be in your pj's and just create and be happy. I love the pumpkin painted in turquoise chalkboard paint!
hugs to you for a wonderful and joyful week.

Deborah said...

You do have some gorgeous plates, the best place for them is on the wall to be admired :) have a great week :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Jill said...

as always, truly inspiring!!! LOVE your "charming plate collection"!
Happy Monday!

fernandflora said...

What a lovely weekend indeed! Ours consisted of painting the kitchen, washing windows, doing laundry. Not too creative, but productive which also feels quite nice!

xo and sorry I've been a stranger!

Marilyn Miller said...

PJ's, turquoise chalkboard paint, and pretty plates - what more could a girl ask for on the weekend. My weekend was cooking for company and a visit to the Chinese Gardens for more photographs.

Sandra van Doorn said...

i’m all for doing more of what makes us happy... very good advice indeed. (gosh that blue pumpkin is cute!)
xo sandra

Unknown said...

really cute post! I LOVE those plates :)

Unknown said...

peace & joy to you on this fine fall day!

You are so utterly charming ♥

Linda said...

Love the pumpkin! There is so much that gives me joy I can't list them all. At the top of my list is just sitting beside my sweet husband of 41 years and knowing how very fortunate I am to have "landed" him all those years ago!!!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

what gives me joy? Pinterest! addicted!
(shallow, I know)

ivana said...

just to say hello because your blog is one of the things that I really truly enjoy!

The photos and the words are so vibrant and inspiring!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Koralee
I just love your plate collection. Such a happy post with your lovely painted pumpkin!
Enjoy your day

Madelief said...

Dear Koralee,

These plates look fantastic! They will look great on your wall!!

Happy new week,

Madelief x

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
I just enjoyed the last of our peanut butter wafer cookies {spied your strawberry ones in the sidebar} ... they were a "blast from the past" cookie package that hopped in my shopping cart and had to come to my cookie jar!
Do you have those moments at the grocery store?
Happens all the time with me!

Love your colors today ~ turquoise, cream and pink! The plates are gorgeous! How they must make you smile. It's the little things!

I spent the weekend cozy and relaxed too... baked all afternoon Saturday, until our evening church service and relaxed Sunday with family.
Have a wonderful week dear friend,
~ Maria ~

It's me said...

Enjoy a happy week from

Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

The blue pumpkin is gorgeous, and that must be the prettiest selection of plates I've seen in some time Koralee.
Love your teacup bulb idea too. Can't wait to see a photo of them when they bloom. So nice to use pretty china in unexpected ways. xx

Rizzi said...


Gem said...

Gorgeous post my dear!
What gives me joy: walking on the beach and watching the sea at sunset. Eating chocolate, drinking Champagne, hearing my children laughing, the scent of a fresh rose, meeting an old friend, hugging my husband, remembering why I married him, having something to look forward to!
I love your china plates and v clever blue pumpkin!
x x x x

Unknown said...

Oh how I long for a "pj weekend" doing fun things around my house! I love your blue pumpkin ... you always have the cutest ideas!!! xoxox

Mimi and Tilly said...

Redesigning my blog this week has given me a lot fo joy. I'm surprised by how much I've loved fiddling with it all! Em x

Debi said...

Love that you step out of the box and make it your own ~ like a blue pumpkin!

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...


This blue pumpkin is great!


Unknown said...

Oh that pumpkin looks so sweet! I am looking for pumpkin decorating/carving ideas and this one is so lovely :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh precious Koralee,

I just got home about an hour ago and I am loving being quiet, here with YOU and all the other dears that I love so. Oh Koralee, the work place is getting more crazy but what are we to do but do our best and smile....and laugh, and teach to our best abilities! HOW ARE YOU? Thank you for coming by because you were thinking of are one of the sweetest people I know dear friend....have a good teaching day tomorrow my dear, Anita

wendy said...

Nice things for sure
I collect old plates...I like to think of the people who used to eat on them, and the conversations that went on around THEIR tables
always fun to stay in your pj's

today....well, it was a beautifull fall with WITHOUT any wind (which is a big plus around here) and walked down to my pond. Watched my dog play in the water and the geese swimmming around.
ahhh....very peaceful and beautiful. Crunching of fall leaves.

Anonymous said...

Drawing in my sheer bliss!

I love spending time in my Pj's....sipping coffee in the morning...and sketching at the kitchen table.

Ciao Bella Koralee!
Miss you.
Creative Carmelina

Sherri B. said...

This is my first visit to your's adorable, can't wait to come back and look around some more! - Thanks for stopping by! xo

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I have never seen a turquoise pumpkin! What a great inspiration!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

How neat you had a joyful weekend, and love all the things you did...isn't it great to spend some time relaxing in your PJ's.
The plates are ever so pretty you hung on the wall.

Happy week

Anonymous said...

I love happy weekends :) (sigh.) I wish I made them a priority more often!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Oh happy happy!

B said...

I LOVE that blue pumpkin! I paint furniture. Its what I love to do. Only thing is, I've painted everything I have! Which is why I'm thinking of starting a business - painting other people's furniture. It's a win, win!
Happy day to you gorgeous. xxx

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

well to start...pj's are a must!!! i love to create and i love to cook all while being surrounded by my family and my pups! : ) i love your blog and i love seeing what so many fabulous bloggers have to show and tell! it is Grrrreat! oh yes -- i need coffee besides me -- flavor of the day...pumpkin spice!
take care and keep your gorgeous posts coming...they are just what the doctor ordered!!!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

This sounds like my perfect weekend too much prettiness as always and I just love your turquoise pumpkin!
Susan x

Helen Philipps said...

Such pretty plates, they are really lovely! And a blue pumpkin looks adorable, Koralee. Have a happy day.
Helen x

andrea creates said...

I love that blue pumpkin!! i may have to try something like that :)

Barbara said...

A blue pumpkin? I love it! It would match my house!

Suz said...

Hi Koralee,
I was coming over to see what my sweet pastel friend does with Halloween! Actually I was coming for some ideas for this pastel house. I guess i get to paint my pumpkin with whatever I want, HUH? Thanks. I think today will be pink pumpkin day!
Big hugs,

Martina said...

Love your turquoise pumpkin here! Must do some fall decorations as well before it's too late - my time flies by so fast - help! xx

à la parisienne said...

It looks like you have been having a very festive fall! Chalkboard paint on a pumpkin is a brillant idea!


Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my site. You have a very pretty blog and an eye for beauty!
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Hearts Turned said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend to me, Koralee...especially the staying-in-your-jammies part!

Love those pretty plates of yours, too!

Wishing you the most wonderful week, dear friend...


KaPaworld said...

Thank you for the visit.I love your pictures, your blue pumkin, your pretty china barefoot in pijamas...very inspiring! So far away from your beautiful Canada...Goodnight from Greece!

Lulu and Co. said...

Your weekend sounded like the most perfect kind of weekend ever! Chalk paint on your pumpkin is just to fabulous!!!
happy week sweet friend,

Michaja said...

Hello my friend, yes my owls went very well. Have only one left out of 4! Will definitely make new ones very soon. So much fun to make them, these dear little frieds.
Your pumkin is so nice bleu!!! Love this color.

flowersandhome said...

Love the pumpkin ;-)
I'd have to say the pansies in their pots with the springbulbs underneath their roots, smiling at me while I prepare meals or try that pancake recipe I've been wanting to try for so long, give me joy every day now and also something to look out to.
have a wonderful end of the week,

Teresa Kasner said...

Hi K.. I would love to see how your decorating is coming along in your new home. It sounds like you're putting your pretty touches around you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

GardenOfDaisies said...

I just love stopping by your blog to look at the gorgeous pictures and read your positive messages. You help us to see the beauty all around us.

Maaike said...

Yes yes yes! I see the chalkboard paint and I love it!

Hugs to you from NY :-)

Love, Maaike

Libbie said...

Hi Koralee! I love the comment right abou=ve me by gardenofdaisies! sooo true! You keep the joy flowing all year round...except that one tim eyou were going to the dentist...I really felt for you then :) Oh my I am up way too late for this comment is becoming a little loopy :) But I LOVE that big blue pumpkins make me smile but blue ones..just make me joyful!!!

Sue said...

I did something joyous this weekend...I went shopping for something, it isn't at my house for another 9 days and it has 4 legs and breathes. Stay tuned!

KarenB said...

Your pumpkin is SO CUTE!