Monday, January 19, 2015

Joy List Monday - Seeing Red




A Farmhouse I Often Pass




The Luncheon Salad I Prepared




This Scrap Quilt I'm Creating



"Red is the ultimate cure for sadness." ~ Bill Blass





Our Christmas Poinsettia Still In Bloom

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 
Ecclesiastes 3:11


Have you taken time to see the beauty around you today?

What have you discovered?



Joy List Monday was prompted by Anne of My Giant Strawberry. I love her idea of "taking a few moments to jot down bits of beauty that I've noticed or any little details in my day that are bringing me joy." 




33 comments:

  1. Holy I'm coming to your house for lunch! What's for dinner??? ;)

    xox

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  2. Haha! You posted while I was reading through your other posts and commenting. So happy you're doing another Joy List this week!

    Such a cheerful, joyful post of red, red, red! (I wonder about that upstairs door on the farmhouse!).

    I caught the most beautiful sunrise this morning! Wishing you a wonderful week!

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  3. Great list, and the salad looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I must say that the salad was yummy. Dennis had brought home some crab, so we had kind of a summer lunch. :)

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  4. Yes, the sun is out today and I went for a neighborhood walk, I so enjoy being out in nature, and see God everywhere in the beauty that surrounds us. Hope you have a good week!

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  5. Red!?! Well, you know how I feel about red! Nancy, I'm with you and Bill Blass! ;)

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  6. Nancy,
    Your lunch salad looks YUMMY. Now onto the merits of the magical color of Red. Gives warmth, energy while it excites and feeds the soul. I adore Red, can you tell you hit a hot button?
    xx,
    Vera

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  7. Your post of red beauties is perfect for a Monday post. The salad looks delicious and I am loving your scrap quilt....Hugs...

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  8. I am with you ... love red. It's so bold, so bright, so cheerful. Nice post. I did not know you quilted. How did I miss that!

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  9. Today I had a pair of cardinals at the feeders and in the branches of my lilac tree. They are gorgeous against the white snow. I had to scroll back to see the upstairs door :) it would be gorgeous painted red too. I LoVe most reds and brown/reds. Hope you are having a wonderful week.
    Hugs Marg.

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  10. Love love love the splash of red on that farmhouse door! And ooh the colors in your salad made me drool and want to have one of those for dinner! And the quilt - wow! Really, really awesome! May the joy in your Monday continue all week! :)

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  11. Red is a real pick-me-up for me. I love it in all the traditional ways, with white and blue and yellow - but I also love the red and green of Christmas and even red and purple together on a scarf. It gives a bit of a zing to a room too.

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  12. Nancy,
    I love the red door...so pretty and uplifting. Your quilt is just gorgeous....what a talent!!

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  13. You had me at "farmhouse"—although I'm not crazy about the skull on the front door. But I do love the red door! I'm so glad you added that scripture. I love that verse... eternity in our hearts and yet we absolutely cannot (yet!) fathom what all that entails...

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  14. Love that red door, skull, not so much . . .
    Red certainly is a "pick up color, isn't it!
    Two blogs back to back . . . all about red!

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  15. Good morning Nancy! I just woke up and now I can enjoy my quiet moments here in Blogland, a place I love. I love that red door! And that salad you made...yum!

    Yes, I think one of the many good things about getting older is to seize those beautiful moments that are often overlooked as we rush through life. Even the things that seem unappealing can be beautiful, if one stops long enough to appreciate it. I see more beauty in my job, in certain individuals who may not be so kind, and now, I see beauty in aging. It can only be God's grace, let me tell ya.....

    Go and be beautiful my friend. Thank you for the email! Anita

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  16. What a cheery (or should I say cherry) way to start the day. Love the scrap quilt, what's the pattern?

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    1. The quilt pattern is Thimble Blossoms, Piece of Cake 3. This is the second quilt I've made in this pattern; I love it for its simplicity and how quickly it sews up. xxx

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  17. I didn't see the door on the second floor either. Guess that was the reason they didn't paint it. I wouldn't call attention to it either. The salad made my mouth water and when I read it was crab, I almost swooned. LOL I haven't had fresh crab in years. I am going to have to go crabbing this summer for sure,

    I was feeling down this morning until I read your post and saw all the red. You reminded me that I have much to be greatful for even in my loss. Thank you.

    Debbie

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  18. I love that red door and the quilt looks wonderful!

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  19. Love the photo with the red door. I am inspired to make a salad now.

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  20. Your salad looks just wonderful. We love salad!

    I am enjoying some winter sun catchers we made. I am going to blog about them next week. We froze water, cranberries and pine in a pie tin and you have a winter sun catcher. :-)

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  21. The quilt is amazing, and I love that red door! xoox

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  22. I love those beautiful red leaves! Mine are nearly gone and I am going to miss their bright and cheery color. I love the Bible quote, beautiful!

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  23. Thanks, Gigi.I love that verse. We're pretty fortunate, we buy at least one poinsettia every Christmas and they always last a long time -- often way into February.

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  24. Nancy, your first photo
    is particularly stunning!
    I am a big farmhouse fan
    and would probably also
    stop to take a pic if I passed
    one like this every day : )

    So fun to be "seeing red"
    through your eyes!

    xo Suzanne

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  25. I love the red photos! So very inspirational to get out there and create! :) Thanks for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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  26. Love the red! Salad looks fantastic too. :)

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  27. Lots of joy! Love that farmhouse with the red door and that salad, oh yum1 Your quilt is beautiful and there's nothing like flowers to brighten a Winter day!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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