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MORNING LIGHT~Simple Pleasures

Monday, January 28, 2013


Ever had a moment...
A moment that causes you pause...
pause for a simple little something that quickly speaks ~thankful~ down deep into your soul?

This morning I had a moment.

As I headed down the stairs this morning, turning through the dining room and on my way to the kitchen, the morning light was flowing in through the window and it caused me pause.

There was just something more beautiful about it this morning,
a soft warmth.

So I stood there and took in the moment,
enjoying the peace and thankfulness it brought to my heart.

dining room--2


Morning Light 


As I entered the kitchen I paused again,

as the morning light was brightly streaming in…


red flowers


and casting shadows in the den.


Tea Sets
Tea cup


So true isn't it, that simple things can bring such pleasure and joy.

Like the warm morning sunlight filling our home…


blue and white transferware 


and a hot cup of coffee topped with whip cream...
the perfect combination for a beautiful day!  




Have you had a special moment, something you will share…

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Hope you are having a wonderful day…enjoy every moment!

Blessings,

49 comments:

  1. This is God's way of reminding you how very much He loves you!

    xo

    Andie

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  2. I had a wonderful little moment this morning, too. The three girls slept over this weekend. SweetCheeks was a tad "sad" last night so asked Papa if he would sleep in the guest room so she could sleep with Nana. Anyway, I woke up early and looked over at this sweet little girl sleeping next to me- hair splayed across the pillow and a slight upturn to her lips. As I was thanking the Lord for her she opened her eyes and smiled up at me...sending a pang of love through every nerve in my body. xo Diana ps. Your dining room looks like it is the same color as ours.

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  3. Hi Cindy,
    Happy sunday to you!! I am like you I love things like that and so enjoy seeing the lovely shadows and light spilling into my home, they just bless your heart somehow...........and give your heart
    a warm glow. Beautiful pics you got too. Have you ever had times when you have a hard time capturing the beauty you are really seeing, and wishing you could,one time when that happened to me, it was like the LORD was saying "this is just for you". and I thought oh wow...........
    Just for me!! lol

    Hope you have a restful Sunday hon,
    I am headed off for a nap myself.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  4. GORGEOUS Cindy!! Early morning and early evening is my favorite time to take pics!
    Andie said it perfectly!

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  5. I'd be pausing all over the place if my house looked like that! With, or without sunlight.

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  6. The beautiful morning light streaming in always catches my attention. It makes me stop and say, "Thank you". :)

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  7. Beautiful and creative photography ~ lovely home and decor ~

    Carol of: A Creative Harbor ^_^

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  8. Lovely page and can I share your coffee

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  9. I love that third photo with the sun and the flowers! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for stopping my and visiting my blog :)

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  10. Morning sunlight is the best, especially in the winter. Beautiful photos.

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  11. I totally "get" taking pause because of that beautiful morning light. Your dining room is simply beautiful!
    And that coffee looks so good. Loved your post!

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  12. Wonderful images of your home...a home that is loved and appreciated is seen through a special sort of lens.

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  13. Cindy beautiful photos!!! Especially the one with the light streaming in over the flower arrangement ... breathless!

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  14. :D Your dining room is so elegant and pretty *le sigh*
    I love seeing the sunlight streaming through your window. It has been so gray here!

    xo,
    RJ

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  15. I love opening all of the curtains in the morning and enjoying the sunshine. It lifts my spirit! Happy Monday sweet friend!

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  16. Oh, Cindy! How pretty your home is with the sun shining in! Every shot is so pretty! Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  17. The sunbeams streaming in to your home have certainly illuminated its beauty.

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  18. I love you tea pots - especially the one with the fred florals. It's so fresh and pretty.

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  19. You are so right -- pausing for those moments gives one such a peaceful feeling. It's the learning to be attentive to those moments that one neglects. Too many times we are not focused on what is going on around us and miss some beautiful opportunities.
    Thanks for the reminder.
    Missy M

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  20. A morning sunbeam is, indeed, a treat. We don't get a lot of sunshine in winter out here, so I appreciate every sunbeam.
    I won a Ramsign on another blog contest, and can say that it is a very high quality product.

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  21. Your dining room is simply stunning. Love the wall color. and oh, all that natural light. Lucky girl. Thanks for sharing, liz

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  22. and a reminder to pause more often and appreciate the simple things like the gift of the morning light and the promise of a new day.
    Take care and have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Mosaic Monday.

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  23. This was such a nice way to start my cold Monday. Thank you.

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  24. Yes, I've had those moments many times. It's like a hug from God. You've captured your moments beautifully.

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  25. Such a beautiful home and your photographs are gorgeous. Taking time to memorize the special moments is an important thing to do. It always makes me want time to stand still so I can memorize that lovely feeling.

    Karen

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  26. I had the same feeling the other day. I love opening my eyes and seeing the sun shining in the window. Your post was beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing. I posted a few of my favorite things in Blue today. Come by and see me.
    Blessings,
    Sherry

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  27. What a lovely thoughtful post. I've had those moments too, we all do. But you made yours as vivid as a visit IRL. So enjoyable. And thanks for stopping by. Jane

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  28. Hi Cindy! Oh, I wish I had some of that sunshine this morning. We're all cloudy.
    Thanks again for popping in to see me,
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  29. Hi Cindy! You really do have a lovely, traditional home -- just the kind of decor I like. :) I'm glad you paused to appreciate the filtered sunlight through your dining room window and the play of shadows in your den. I'm always fascinated with the different quality of light throughout the different seasons of the year. This is such a nice post to start the day with.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful day!

    Denise

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  30. The way you captured the morning light streaming in is simply majestic! Beautiful pictures and decor!

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  31. Oh my! The photos with the flowers are beyond stunning!
    Brenda

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  32. I had such a moment within the last month while walking (do this daily) up and down our very long driveway for exercise and on the return walk from gate to house the setting of the sun was so unusual that I stopped in awe of what my eyes were viewing and I thank God for all the beauty He gives us when 'we have the eyes to see it'.

    Your pictures and your home were a true feast for the eye today.
    With fortitude,
    Sylvia Faye

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  33. I love seeing the sun stream in and casting shadows. Just cloudy and gray all day here.

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  34. Hi Cindy,

    I just loved this post:) Such a peaceful moment when you just pause for a moment and appreciate all that you have. Beautiful photographs of your home and treasures!

    xxL

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  35. What a lovely post...the sun certainly puts a different perspective on an otherwise ordinary day. Have a good week!

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  36. That was definitely a beautiful moment you captured Cindy! Anytime the sun is streaming in these winter days feels like a treasured gift! :-)
    Vanessa

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  37. What a special morning, Cindy! What a gift! And your photos are lovely. I'm always so thankful when I'm aware of those special moments. God grants those moments to us all the time but whether or not we're in tune to always see them is another matter. I know I don't want to miss any of them!

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  38. Such a beautiful home and your photographs are gorgeous. i LOVE YOUR BLOG
    Angelica

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  39. Beautiful pictures, Cindy! It truly speaks to the book I've chosen to re-read this year, 'Simple Abundance.' Sometimes we tend to lose sight of the simplistic beauty that surrounds us -- so nice to be reminded.

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  40. Gorgeous photos! You have a beautiful home. My first time visiting, but I will be following along.
    I'd like to invite you to link with us as well, we'd love to have you!
    Patti

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  41. This is gorgeous - love the early morning sun and to watch it move through the home - beautiful pictures of your home. I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  42. Beautiful! I love your tea pot & cups, how awesome are they. Where did you find them?! Your home is beautiful. I'm stopping by from the blog hop. Please stop by to say hi if you get a moment?

    Nikki
    www.TheCraftySideOfSarcasm.com

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  43. lovely photos. Morning light is one of my favorite things. We have a lovely etched sidelight in our front door the light prisms through leaving rainbows on the floor. Hugs and Thank you for sharing at the hop :-)

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  44. Such pretty photos! Found you on Thursday Favorite Things! I'm kicking off a brand new blog hop on Superbowl Sunday called the Creative HomeAcre Hop! I would love to have you join the fun at:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop.html

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  45. What beautiful pictures! The morning light is wonderful.

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  46. Ahh...such beautiful pictures with the sun! Your home looks beautiful! I have to snoop at more of your posts! I love traditional decorating and this looks perfect! I'm in search of curtains. Are those curtains in your dining room from Restoration Hardware?

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  47. Good Morning, Cindy

    I truly enjoyed reading your post and can appreciate the feeling you were describing. Just this morning, I was smiling at the sunlight coming through my south windows. In the afternoon, I always love the light as it shines directly into my living room and gives a golden glow to everything.

    Thank you so much for sharing these lovely photos of your home -such cheerful poppy chinaware- at Sunlit Sunday.

    Have a lovely week,
    Karen

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  48. You have a lovely home Cindy. I love that photo of the sun streaming on the flowers. Gorgeous photography! Have a beautiful day :)

    hugs,
    Deborah

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