Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sunday Favorites at Heart and Home

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! I'm so grateful that you decided to stop by,  and want to thank you for the all the encouragement and kindness you've shared with me. During my forced technical down time I had doubts that I would continue this blog, but who am I kidding, I can't stay away!! I always look forward to hearing from you my friends, and I really love it when you share a little bit about yourself in your comments. I feel like I'm getting to know you!
Anyway, this morning  I'm joining in for Sunday Favorites at Happy to Design. This post was one of my first, before I made Heart and Home an open site.  Blogging was a mystery to me, but I was intrigued by the ability to express myself creatively, in a way new to me . I posted some of these pictures, just to keep a record of the sites around me daily.  Today I've added a few new pictures and captions.

The Farmer's market is still one of my favorite hangouts on Saturday mornings. Just one look at all this beautiful local produce and I know you'll understand why I love to head over there to pick out my weekly veggies.

The colors of the root vegetables are perfect for a fall still life!

 We live near the "Artichoke Capital of the World".  Aren't we lucky?

I brought one of these beauties home with me one day. It sure doesn't look like this anymore. Begonias don't seem to like me. But I just love the thought that one day I'll be successful with one and get to experience the profusion of blossoms hanging in a pot on my front deck. I looooove the color of this one (almost like the color of my kitchen - see it here)

A glorious bounty of fresh veggies, all from the fields very near our home.

Thanks Chari, for hosting Sunday Favorites. Go check out Chari's site and take a look at her lovely, lovely home.

Thanks for stopping by today! I have some fun things to share with you next week, hope you'll come by again soon! ( I want to show you my new AWARD! Lucky me.)

Until next time,
Bye for now


Alicia said...

Well I'm glad you went public with your blog, lol. I love the color on that begonia. I adore Artichokes but they're like $6.49 a piece around here and they're not half as beautiful as those in your photo. Lucky girl!

Audra said...

Love the Farmers Market. It is the greatest way to get out, enjoy the air, pick up some fabulous produce and fantastic photo ops. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley said...

I just love farmer's markets. They started one in my little town this summer on Saturdays. I didn't go much though as I had an abundance in my own garden. You know, like a million zucchinis!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there! All those veggies look so yummy! Can't say I've ever tried an artichoke unfortunately. I love your pink climbing roses on your title, very beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

NicNacManiac said...

The colors are the Farmer's Market!! I don't do well with Begonia's either!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! xOxO Nerina :)

Keetha Broyles said...

Nice to "meet" you.

Is the header a photo of your home? What a lovely view!!!

Diann said...

Hi Heidi!

I'm a big fan of farmers Markets too! As a matter of fact we went to our local Farmer's market today to pick up a few things. They have moved inside for the winter but, they stay open all year.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Claudia said...

Good morning, Heidi. Farmer's Markets are great, aren't they? Full of colors and fresh vegetables and flowers...I really love them. Have a great day!

Maggie B said...

I love Farmers markets, here in France I am seeing more & more local people selling their own produce at the weekly Thursday market in the Town square. I always try and buy from them when I can.
Hope you can find the time to visit Normandy later today.

Chari said...

Hi Heidi...

So happy to have you join in with the fun of Sunday Favorites this week, my friend! Wow...looks like you have an awesome Farmer's Market! I sure would take full advantage of it...that's for certain! Here in Colorado, we'll have a few farmer's markets...season permitting! Love all of your're absolutely right about that beautiful display of color!!!

Okay, my friend...those gorgeous orangy begonias got me goin'...had to go and check out your kitchen! Hehe! Ohhh my...your kitchen is fabulous!!! It's my "dream kitchen"!!! Love what you did...such a magnificent transformation! Lot's of hard work and money...and 6 mos. of "make-do" dining but it certainly was well worth it!!! Ohhh my goodness...I love your domed ceiling...fabulous architectural detail!!! And...I love, love, LOVE that beautiful orange wall color! Of course, you can see from my dining room that I LOVE COLOR! Love your choice of cabinetry, countertops and flooring...all sooo beautiful! I also really like how you added that beautiful hutch...incorporated it into your kitchen! Love the look and charming ambiance that it brings into the kitchen! My friend, I'm just so happy for you! I just know that you were elated to finally get the kitchen of your dreams!!! I'm still hoping for mine! Hehe! Maybe some day!

Well my friend, so happy to see you today for Sunday Favorites...loved your post!!!

Have a super Sunday!
Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...thank you so much for the sweet "mention" in your post for Sunday Favorites! Also, thank you for the warm and generous compliments on my Autumn dining room!

Janis@ White Alder[Home] said...

Don't you just LOVE a Farmer's Market..........we take the kids every Sunday from May till's a great way to teach them about food and a wonderful way to support our local farmers. Your pictures were beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for taking us shopping with you. :) I also always enjoyed going to the farmers' market.

Stacey said...

What a beautiful farmer's market. I would be tempted to bring it all home. :)