Monday, June 20, 2011

Two White Rocking Chairs!

Do you have a little place on earth where you can relax and forget your cares for a moment? 
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Remember the song "Up on the Roof " by the Drifters? (It's on my Playlist at the very bottom of this page #3). I LOVE that song...it just warms my heart and makes me smile. This is my place where hubby & I sit each evening in our backyard courtyard. It is horseshoe shape. The courtyard can be seen from the kitchen/family room, living room and master bedroom. A cozy setting. I go out many times during the day to eat a apple, ponder and watch the chickens to the far right of the yard. I rock to my hearts content!
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In the afternoon a ocean breeze comes through that is heavenly.

It's a time to...
and enjoy nature at it's best!
 Can you see my tiny Maltese Samatha in this picture? 
She is hidding!  
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Now time to share a cute idea...
Daughter Shelli made this for her Daddy on Father's Day! 
This idea can be used anytime of the year.

Hubby shared because he knows I love Cream Soda!
Now go and enjoy your day and take time to smell the roses! 
Ahhhh, the pleasures of summer.

33 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Nothing like rocking, feeling the breeze and the sun on your face!

Teresa said...

Love the "nuts" and "pop" idea.
Wish I could join you in the other rocking chair and share a cup of tea.
Terea's Heartfelt Stitches

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh the gift is so cute and a brillant idea!
I love those white rockers. They are in the airport in NC...and I always love to sit there while waiting for my next plane.
Now go and smell some more of those roses!!

rosaspicks said...

I have a wonderful front porch overlooking the (dry, but tree lined) river right now. And I just love it! I hope after my move, I'll have such a wonderful place to just sit and feel the breeze on my face! Your relaxation spot looks lovely!

NanaDiana said...

Nothing like a special spot to rock in and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet. Love the gift to POP from his daughter. Is that perfect, or what? xo Diana

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a beautiful place to sit!
Hugs,
Penny

Maggie Ann said...

What a beautiful place to relax! And your Father's Day gift is a smile maker! Glad I saw it all.

*Shelli* said...

♥ Mom that was a wonderful Father's Day Dinner in your back yard! :)

Tracey said...

what a beautiful back yard!! You really have paradise there! I love the Father's day gift idea. Sounds like you had a great day.. love those rockers!!

laurie said...

what a lovely spot,, we love cream soda , it goes well with salty nuts,you have a lovely spot for sure those chairs are lovely,,

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Now that is a patio I'd could rock away a day on! Fabulous setting!
Yvonne

Rhondi said...

Hi Mary Jane
We have the same rocking chairs, but no breezes in sight around here! I am having my summer porch party tomorrow. Hope you can stop by to visit!
Hugs, Rhondi

Sandy said...

I like your white rockers but I love your pool! Wish we could have one but it's not practical here.

kpaints said...

Such a beautiful setting...divine in fact! Cute gift for Father's Day, I bet he loved it.

Red Couch Recipes said...

What a GREAT place to sit and relax and enjoy life. Cute Father's Day present too. Joni

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Maryjane, Your backyard is gorgeous. I would spend alot of time in those rockers, too. It all looks beautiful.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I think I could sit in a rocking chair all day long and just while the hours away. Such a lovely place to relax. Have a great week. Tammy

Kimberly said...

What a lovely place to relax. I love that song too. I live on Lake Superior and so enjoy just drifting away with the waves at times. We all need a place of quiet relaxation!! Cute Father's Day idea!

Cindy said...

You have a very relaxing, pretty spot don't you. How nice to just rock and watch chickens peck around in the dirt.
What a great gift idea, very special! I will remember that one.
Hugs, Cindy

Kristeen said...

cool - cool idea - wish I saw this before Father's Day I would of had fun giving that to my day but wait I can do it any day -- right! Super fun idea.. thanks and hugs

Chester County Cottage Girl said...

Now that is life sitting on rocking chairs and enjoying everything around you. The photos are wonderful!

Elsie said...

Wished I was closer I would come rock with ya Maryjane. You have a wonderful place to relax. I have a
back porch I sit and swing and relax.The only problem is it has been 104 degrees here. Love the nuts and rootbeer,
cute idea, I don't know if that would work down South because the
kids down here call their father's
daddy, or dad and the rootbeer would be just rootbeer. I just thought of something Maryjane that gift would work with "Dad's" rootbeer, thanks for sharing.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

What a cozy spot to enjoy your yard and pool. Cute idea for Father's day or any celebration if you just change up the wording.

kay said...

Hi! I just had to tell you how I LOVE your blog! If I had a blog it would be like yours. I love so many of the same things you do. Keep up the good work!

Blessings,
Kay from Oregon Coast :)

Liz said...

Oh That is so darn cute! I love it! I'll be saving that idea for down the road. :)

Your back yard is beautiful. We won't be considering ours paradise for another 4 months probably. :P 108 today!

I hope you are having a great week!
~Liz

peggy said...

Hi - I have never done this blogging before. Actually, if Maryjane is reading this what I am wanting to know is where you got your Clothesline Fresh sign for your laundry room. I love it and would like one for my laundry room.
Thanks....!!! P.S: I love all your pictures - or should I say I love you style. Is is very inspiring to me. Thanks again.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Peggy!

I have searched for the lady I bought the sign from. She didn't heave here business on the back of the sign except for her name, Deb. I bought it last year online. Cute country shop. She has a blog also and may be on my sidebar.

If I find her, I will write it here in the comments!

Thank you!
Maryjane

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Maryjane,

This is such a cute idea for Father's Day! Love it!

Debbie

Ali said...

Your hydrangeas are gorgeous! All the rockers need is a couple of fat seat cushions and you'd never budge! Hope the Summer is being good to you.

Ali x

Mimi Sue said...

Cute gift idea! Isn't this a great season in our lives? Time to just relax with your honey in our empty nests! I've been BUSY with a new grandgirl in the NICU and her big brother visiting with us. Looking forward to some time to "smell the roses" soon. Mimi

corners of my life said...

If I lived at your house I would have my morning coffee in those chairs and return for my evening "sunset sit" as well.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I was on a walk in my Chicago neighborhood yesterday and saw these same two rockers on a front porch. I was instantly drawn to them.

Fondly,
Glenda

Rella said...

Ohhhhhhh I loved seeing little Samantha peeking out from behind the flower pot!! Precious.

xox Rella & Luna Bella