I’ve been meaning to write you guys about something for a while, but still can’t find the words quite yet so I’m going to do what I do best & talk through my decor today. I’ve been feeling super overwhelmed & busy lately & by no means am I glorifying that. I can’t wait for our market [HERE] to finally come to fruition next week so that my life can slow down, so I can gather my thoughts, & so I can be more present. But today I wanted to come here to say thank you to you guys & what better way to do that than with a “thankful fall potting bench” I put together this week…
I don’t think I say it enough & I hope you know this is real & truly from my heart. I am forever thankful for you guys. I’m thankful that on my darkest days through this fertility journey I can come here on the blog & share the happy & the sad with you. I am thankful that through this fixer upper & fertility journey & any journey for that matter we are on that you guys cheer us on through the whole thing. I am thankful that you support me in my business of the store, The Found Cottage, & all things that go with that. I am thankful that we can share in things that we love together. I am thankful that you come here to feel inspired. I am thankful that every comment & kind word you leave me inspires me to keep sharing here on the blog. I am thankful that you come to read my blog daily. I am thankful that you share your stories with me that give me hope that someday we may have a child of our very own. I am thankful that I have this community online to share in the highs & lows with. I am thankful that we can share our passions together. I am thankful that I can come on here and connect with amazing women [& men] who enjoy the same things as I do…. I could keep going, but I don’t want to annoy you. Just please know that I am forever THANKFUL for each & every one of you & I will never be able to tell you what you have helped me through in my life.
I have never really shared this potting bench on our porch before, but we basically put a sink into a workbench on the porch to make it easier to water our plants up here. I threw together this “thankful potting bench” quickly the other day in one of my moments of anxiety where I was worried about the week ahead & all I had to do. It’s so therapeutic for me to decorate & create vignettes in our farmhouse & since we have been getting a lot of yard work done this week the outside of our house has been pretty messy so I wanted to make it look a little cuter by sprucing up the potting bench on our front porch. I started by taking an old gate that I got from our shop & weaved some faux branches through the top of it in no particular order. I then hung a “thankful” sign from Feather & Birch onto the gate with floral wire. The rest is pretty much history. I placed some pumpkins I picked up from Michaels on the potting bench along with some flower pots & my big lime tree of course. That’s about it.. super simple, but a first glimpse of fall out here on the porch. Such a great reminder as we walk into our house to be thankful for everything we have.
Isn’t it funny what a simple word can mean to us & how powerful it can be? I hope you guys enjoyed seeing this fall potting bench today & thank you so much for stopping by my little blog today & for making me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. Be sure to find me on Facebook & Instagram for more inspiration & to chat! xx