Friday, May 27, 2011


Pull of a chair and listen with your heart..No not with your ears... We have two ears and most of the time we can not even hear when we are listening..  If we would just listen more with our heart we would hear so much more.. I am speaking to my self out loud and maybe sharing with you too. 

I love found and free things..Like this old chair..I brought it home and  it has been waiting for me to do something with her. I love chairs, I know I have too many of them but when I see a small and vintage I have to bring it home..You know the ones you really can not sit in..Just the ones that look pretty.  You do know what I am talking about . Right?  I know I am not the only one that does it..I HOPE.... 
This one I just could not find a place for it and it was not too sturdy but it had potential... So I started painting it..First white wash and then some blue and then some red and then some more white..  I hated it and wished I had just keep it simple and left it white..LOL.. Too late..So I keep looking at it ..I knew it was going to hold a garden because I had found some old chicken wire from a old old chicken house..Really!!!  It just needed something  more,because I was not happy with the colors and then I added the words..  Now it was perfect for me....Now the flowers are starting to bloom..I did the happy dance when I say them blooming...You know we all have our own happy dance.. 

I hope some where in your day, even if it is a simple thing like an old chair that has become my small garden that you can find a time to do your own happy dance.. 

There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under the heaven. A time to be quiet and a time to speak up. 
 Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7.

Have a good and blessed Memorial weekend.
May you always dream in color.


Gloria said...

Hi Katelen. Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend as well. I do dream in color all the time. Hope your mom is doing well. I love that chair and what you did with it. I especially love the fact that the flowers are now blooming in it. That is so cute. If each blossom had a voice what would it say? One blossom would say, "Thanks Katelen for giving me a place to show my beauty." The others would totally agree. :) Take care.

pchickki said...

Love what you have done with the chair and I love your post about it.
Have a safe and blessed Memorial Day

lila Check said...

a superb post today..truly inspiring!

Anonymous said...

i love old chairs too, but especially this one with the wee garden. i made a garden in an old porcelain toilet once..looked pretty in the concrete yard.

i often remind myself to listen with: your nerves..your blood flow..your bone marrow..your heart whole :)

i hope you have a lovely weekend xx

Anonymous said...

aww, some people who've experience near death as said their visits to heaven the flowers sing. So lovely!

Gallery Juana said...

I love what you've done with this chair! Everything from finding the chair to seeing the blossoms bloom was wonderful to read about. And you're right, listening is more than just with the ears.

Doing the happy dance with you:)

Marilyn Rock said...

This chair is amazing and I love what you did with it. You gave it a loving and artistic home!

Odd Chick said...

I love how someone can take something old and unwanted and make it a charming item and you have done that in spades, my friend. I really love the quote and all the things the sweet chair stands for.

pinkglitterfae said...

I think it's absolutely perfect! you just had to wait until it told you where it wanted to go, and look at the wonderful idea you came up with!
love the message you wrote too

Bevie said...

I too love what you've done with that chair...and the post as well. My "word" for this year is "Listen-Listening" and we must be quiet to Hear with your Heart!!! Blessings sweetie. Bevie

Zom said...

This is wonderful. What a great idea and what a good job you did with it.