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Beauty: Daisy Cottage

Beauty: Daisy Cottage

Beauty: Daisy Cottage


One of my favorite songs, ever, is “Morning Has Broken”. The sweet lyrics, written by Eleanor Farjeon, in 1922 (which coincidentally is the same year that Daisy Cottage was built) always seem to speak softly to my soul…

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the word

Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God’s recreation of the new day.

I can honestly say that I try to never miss the chance to say hello to a brand new morning. They ARE precious. They ARE beautiful and we are blessed to have them. Mornings are to be treasured. To me, they are THAT special.

My favorite mornings are when I take the time to witness them on the back porch where I can be entertained with the rambunctious antics of the neighborhood squirrels and listen to the many spirited birds who share this little patch of land with us. I smile when I see that a new red bloom has emerged during the night, treating our eyes to glorious color.

Beauty: Daisy Cottage

I choose to sit in my white rocker because it is like an old friend to me. We’ve been together forever. I so love its’ chippy paint and weathered lines. They are little details that, to me, make this rocking chair more comforting — more beautiful.

Beauty: Daisy Cottage

Beauty: Daisy Cottage

Beauty: Daisy Cottage

Before I sit, however, I like to reach into my china cabinet and choose an extra pretty cup to celebrate that first, hot cup of coffee that I am about to enjoy! I truly believe in USING our pretty things every day. And a beautiful morning such as this one definitely calls for that.

Beauty: Daisy Cottage

Ah yes, morning has broken indeed. True bliss! A simple rocking chair, a pretty cup, hot coffee, and a sweet morning to witness — just beautiful. This is one of the ways that I find beauty every day. I hope that you can savor a few moments of YOUR mornings too, for it is your GIFT to receive. Please be kind to yourself and OPEN IT.

Beauty: Daisy Cottage

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  1. Sue

    Beautiful inspiration Kim. I’m having my coffee now in my pretty blue & white mug.
    Thanks again Melissa!

  2. Natasha Burns

    Beautifully said Kim! I love that song too and I’m going to be sure to have a lovely cup of tea in the morning in my china cup rather than the pretty mug tomorrow, just as a gift to me!

    Great posts Melissa!!!

  3. Alison Gibbs

    Great post Melissa sharing Kim’s morning with us.

  4. Betty

    A rocking chair and a delicious cup of coffee …….great way to greet God’s beautiful morning……that’s when I begin my day reading my daily Bible reading….sets the tone for the day…..Betty

  5. Daisy Cottage

    What an honor this was to participate in something so inspirational. Thank you soooo much Melissa!


  6. Sharon Goemaere

    What a beautiful post for this morning gal…great way to start my day!~Sharon

  7. rochambeau

    To appreciate the beauty each of the morning! Oh yes Kim is right! And to surround and use beautiful things too! I vote yes!! I’m a morning girl all the way!!

  8. Vee

    I loved this!

  9. Angela (Cottage Magpie)

    I am loving your Inspiration Week series! Really lovely posts and thoughts. This is something I am working on this year, to see the beauty in what is *already* there. Thank you for a wonderful, weeklong reminder!
    ~Angela :-)

  10. Pat

    Beautiful post!!


  11. Rhoda

    Kim is one of my favorite people in blogland & we go back a few years! Nice to hear her a.m. routine is so sweet.


  12. megan duerksen

    love kim.
    i love her bright yellow house.
    feeling inspired.
    if nothing else to just relax in the everyday and enjoy life.

  13. Bejeweled

    What a beautiful post to start the morning with!

  14. Debra W


    Thank you for sharing such a lovely part of your day! Perfect!


  15. cielo

    I came here via Kim’s amazing blog just to find that yours is as lovely… what a wonderful way to celebrate life, than to share happy moments…

    Pl/come by my house in the roses some time, I too would like to share my love for life….



  16. Barbara Jacksier

    Today is my day to get inspired! Thanks for your help.

  17. Catherine

    Kim has one of my favorite blogs. What a thrill to see her featured here!

  18. Lynda

    Thank you, Kim and Melissa, for this inspiration … I’ll be handling tomorrow morning a little differently. ~ Lynda xo

  19. Jennifer

    Kim/Melissa – What can I say? This is just lovely. It makes me feel peaceful just thinking about this. I love this song, too — when I was little, I used to get up at the crack of dawn and sing on my swings. For some reason — I don’t know where — I picked up this song, and I used to sing it at the top of my lungs, waking up everyone in the neighbourhood. Thanks for bringing back the memory …
    ~Jen in Ottawa

  20. Penny, Mosaic Artist

    What a wonderful inspiration! The perfect way to start the day on the right note.

  21. the feathered nest

    Love Kim and her Daisy Cottage! What a sweet reminder to use and not just have for show our pretty things and to take a few moments at the start of the day for ourselves (even if that means getting up before the rest of the family)!


  22. Megan

    ooooo – I didn’t realise Eleanor Farjeon wrote Morning Has Broken. I have a book of hers called The Little Boxroom which was illustrated by Edward Azzopardi who also did the illustrations for Nurse Matilda (aka Nanny McPhee). Sweet!

  23. kim in Camas - ScrapToMyLu

    I love Kim at Daisy cottage. Her house looks absolutly perfect for me. Love her neighborhood………I’m ready to move!

  24. Jenn and Jacqui

    Hi Melissa, now this truly lovely, what could be better than a old wicker rocker and a cup of coffee in a beautiful cup. Life is wonderful :) Thank you for sharing, KIm J & j xo



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