May 21, 2015

A spot for my floral bounty.

Florals can change any drab spot into a delightful one. Two flowering pots my kids gifted me for mother's day and a jar of fresh cuts from the garden turned this window table into a beautiful sight. The fresh cuts include my FIRST EVER and only one pink Peony.

But hey! I'll take what I can get. I'll cherish the one flower just as much!

So I hope you have a wonderful Memorial weekend filled with the joy of family and friends!!

Apr 13, 2015

Our Favorite Outdoors Spot!

Do you have that favorite spot outdoors, at home that you go for as soon as warmer days finally arrive? I'm sure a lot of you do. That spot outdoors where you may hangout after dinner, until bedtime. 

Well here is ours! This spot is at the corner of my yard where we have this outdoors wood burning granite stove and oven that were built in the 40's along with the house which also has a granite exterior. Granite comes from right here in town, Mount Airy, North Carolina. The quarry here is the largest open face granite quarry in the world.

The first warm and sunny day in spring I hurry out there and clean up the stove top, ready for cooking out. Its April and we already have used it a couple of times.  

This is the spot where a lot of family spring/summer gatherings happen. Steaks never tasted better on any other grill, that's for sure! In two weeks the first birthday party will be here on this spot. So will any summer celebrations like 4th of July.

After finishing our meal, kids collect sticks and roast marshmallows for s'mores. Later in the summer, we may also bake a pie in the oven, on the left side of the stove. 

 This is my quiet time, early coffee or afternoon tea spot. Where I sit and look out at the garden and watch the birds come by to eat out of the bird feeder or splash in the bird bath.

What about you? Where is your favorite outdoor hangout spot on a warm and beautiful day?

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

XO Sonia