Thursday, November 6, 2008

Friday Show and Tell and Day 7 - Giving Thanks

Today for Show and Tell at Kelli's, I am showing a variety of new things around my home. The above picture is the new gazebo my husband put up while I was gone. Our old one basically got blown to shreds. He repainted the patio floor and then put it up. It is so nice.

This is one of my late Uncle's tools he used when building the cottage in Michigan. I believe it originally belonged to my Grandpa. I could have had any tool that was in the garage, but I loved the "oldness" of this one. I remember the early days when my Uncle was building and I was around 10 years old. He would "make" me help him. Now I have always been a girly girl and that was not high on my list of fun things to do, but IF I wanted to go swimming later, that was the deal. I am SO thankful today that I did it.

This little beauty I bought at a Marshalls in MI. I thought she was so perfect as a reminder of my wonderful Fall trip.

While I was away my husband hung the chandelier above our tub. We bought it probably a year ago, but he surprised me with it on my return. It also has a dimmer!!

For my Giving Thanks - Day 7 I am so Thankful for my home. My husband and I have always had nice places to live, some rentals, other mortgages! When we purchased our new home hubby told me to get what I wanted within our budget. The home we live in is perfect for us...not too big, not too small!! Just right! We, at least once a week, drive up to our home and give thanks to the Lord for allowing us to live there.

Psalms 37:4 Also delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

28 comments:

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a nice S&T! The gazebo is wonderful, I've never seen one like that, beautiful!

That's great that you have your uncle's old tool.

The chandelier is gorgeous! How lovely to lie in a bubble bath, gazing up at the chandelier!

Katherine

P.S. - I was late putting the message on my Power of Prayer blog, it's there now if you want to see it.

char72 said...

All wonderful items. I really like your fence too. About the pansies. They work a lot better for me. For some reason I've never had much luck with petunias but I love them. They remind me of my grandmother who lived in Oklahoma. I remember she always had petunias outside all around her house. Every time I see petunias I think about that. I love the smell too.
Hugs,
Charlotte

ivoryspring said...

Hello Ceekay,

Your husband has been BUSY while you were gone. What a sweet husband - I love all the new additions in your house!

Blessings!

Frazzled Mom said...

Oh la la. I love the chandelier over the tub! Bring on the bubbles! I have the same gazebo! It makes my backyard so pleasant.

Wanita said...

Isn't it wonderful to have a gazebo. We have one very similar to yours, and we enjoy it so much. I also like your old tool - is it a planer? And the chandelier is beautiful.

Blessings,
Wanita

Dianne said...

You have some neat things to share-all different-old and new. I like the wood planer as it reminds you of your uncle. I also have an uncle that use to do woodworking. I had a few of his whittled and painted birds on my share a month or so ago.
The new things are great too!

Chez Nous said...

Your gazebo is fabulous! I love the little fall girl - she almost looks like she could be a candle topper.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Your husband was busy while you were away! Love the gazebo and the chandy is fabulous.

Manuela

Hootin' Anni said...

I love the gazebo!! But I especially like the antique wood plane!! I have one too, but the one I have is from my great grandfather...it's just amazing that the blade is still sharp.

Happy show n tell today. Stop by if you can find time.

Linda C said...

What great surprises to come home too! Love the gazebo and the chandelier!
Linda C

Needled Mom said...

You do have a lot to be thankful for.

Your gazebo is lovely. I know that you will enjoy spending time there.

Have a good weekend.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love what you've shared this week. The gazebo and chandelier must have been such a great thing to come home to and imagine your surprise :0).
I love that old tool. I have something like that in our garage but it belonged to my dh's dad I think.

Schotzy said...

Beautiful pix of your fabulous home! Great to have such a handy husband!!

Linda said...

You too have some wonderful things and people to be thankful for!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

hip chick said...

Wow that is some chandelier above the tub! And how nice that your hubby built you such a beautiful gazebo. I love old tools also. Something about how soft the wood is worn reminds me of an old quilt.

Anne Fannie said...

Sounds like your husband was busy with his honeydew list while you were gone! I love that gazebo!
Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing all this on Show and Tell Friday.
Ann

Carrie said...

Wonderful post...a thankful attitude makes all our daily experiences so rich.

Sweetie said...

Hi Ceekay - I came here via Kathy's blog. Your husband certainly is very thoughtful. The chandelier over the tub is unique.
Sweetie

Bugzmommy said...

Ohhhh, I love the chandelier above the tub! I totally want one of those...I have been trying to decide between an actual electrical one or one that holds just candles...hmmm...your's is lovely!

Mrs. Miles said...

Wow, what nice things to be thankful for. I especially love the chandelier. My husband bought me a black one, we are having a frame made so it can hang over our bed.

Thanks for sharing today!

~ Mrs. Miles

Jan and Tom's Place said...

OHHHHHHHHHhh...another chandelier...I love 'em!!

Jen said...

Very nice home you have.

Elena said...

Great post. My dad had one of those tools when I was a kid and I think it was my grandpas. I don't know what happened to it. I will have to ask him. Have a great day! Elena

Shelia said...

Hi Ceekay! Oh, your gazebo is so great! What nice surprises you had waiting for you after your trip! I love that chandy over your tub! How romantic. I would dim the lights, light hundreds of candles and soak in the tub until I 'pruned'. lol The sweet little figurene is adorable. It's so wonderful to know you're so thankful for your home. I too, know the feeling and thank God for how He's blessed us.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

The Berry's Patch said...

Your man was busy while you were away. How sweet to get things done for you. I would love to have that gazebo. We can hardly sit on our porch without the son beating down on us. Have a great weekend.

Susie Homemaker said...

What a great Show & Tell...thanks so much for sharing everything...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the chandelier! Oh and I am so stealing your teacup idea on your header!!!

Blessings,
Susie

Scrapdolly said...

I love your home - and what a grand light over a tub - so special

Kelli said...

What lovely treasures and the gazebo is beautiful! What a sweet husband you have to put it up for you!
~Kelli

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