Tuesday, April 15

A room with a view..

I have enjoying peeking at Rosies's Porch coming together for spring.. it just looks so fabulous and inviting! We have a sun room/porch off of our living room. Although it has been brisk and chilly, the sun beats in during the afternoon and warms it right up. I love sitting out there and pretending I am on retreat.. the full windows (which soon will be swapped for screens) just let you view the entire back woods behind our home, and I escape out there in the evenings. Soon we will be able to eat our dinners out there and enjoy the birds, green grass (my husband keeps a mean lawn!) and the breeze. so, welcome to my haven, no fluffy couches (Would love when $ allows) but lots of good feelings.. unless dead animals hung on the walls offends.

The image above gives a peek at a coyote that my father in law got a few years back. They are wonderful majestic creatures, but in these parts they wreak havoc on the deer populations, especially during hard winters like the one we just had. The deer can't run well in deep snow and the coy-dog packs just run them dead. We also have a large moose rack from my hubby, and one of two boar heads that will hang in there. The large metal trout, hubby and I purchased when we were married. In the first photo, you can just see the paddle of an enormous oar, also from my in laws. So for all you animal lovers, I apologize, but we are animal lovers too.. just served up with gravy, roasted or braised in white wine.

And yes, we still have snow.


The Feathered Nest said...

Abbie! What a GORGEOUS room!! I love it ~ what a wonderful place to retreat to...maybe spring will arrive soon :) xxoo, Dawn

Anonymous said...

Love your room, Abbie!!
Enjoy, Janie

Donna said...

Great porch, Abbie!
I can't believe you have all that snow!

The Busy Blaine's said...

What a great place for a Mom to go and retreat. I love it!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh Abbie that is a wonderful room! So bright and sunny. I can't believe all the snow you still have....poor dear. I am write now blowing as much "hot" air as I can your way! ((hugs)) Rosie

Tara said...


Truthfully, with all those windows and nature abounding, you don't need any fluffing!


Popsicles & Lollipops said...

Ooooo!! A "room with a view". I love those long, leggy trees you can see through your windows. You must get beautiful cozy, writing & crafting reading light in there. Great ambience! May I come over?

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Hello there Abbie girl. I was wondering if your snow melted, but it eventually will! What a beautiful room to enjoy :)


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

A splendid room! And a view that looks so familiar. LOL!

The plants seem to really love it there, too.

Your new header looks very nice and somewhat mysterious...must be the eyes.

miss magpie-pixie said...

Hi Abbie !!

Wow - i Just LOVE your porch !
We call them conservatories here !

I`d love wooden floors myself , but i have been told they are a pain to keep clean !
And i love a good roast dinner as well ! ;o)


amanda said...

You are such a sweetheart, dear Abbie! And what a gorgeous room! I'll be over later for tea! The girls can play, and we can talk girl talk!


Oh, yeah - I'll bring the sunshine. It will be in the upper 70's here today!

Suzanne said...

Oh Abbie, I'm so glad that I'm not the only one with dead animals on my walls. Mine is an 8 foot Golden Dusky shark we caught off the coast of Florida. My neighbor has promised me one of his smaller deer heads.

My family was from the backwater south where, if you didn't hunt, you didn't eat.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

Paula Bauer said...

A like-minded 'animal lover' is enjoying a giggle.

Your sun room looks so calming, I can see why it is a favorite place to escape into.

Kathleen Grace said...

Beautiful sunny room! I love the mounts on the wall too. I think its grea that you can still enjoy the beauty of the animals without dealing with the problems:>) Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

i could never imagine having poor helpless dead animals on my wall!!!