Five things to be happy about {five things friday: link-up #17}

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

I hope everyone is having a beautiful week. Happy Five Things Friday!

Here are this week’s five things at random from Barbara Ann Kipfer’s book, 14,000 Things to be Happy About, plus a five-photo-roundup of things that made me smile this week. Read on for the link-up rules and info.

Five things to be happy about:

  • china cups and saucers
  • the gleaming symmetry of a frosted spiderweb at dawn
  • a rickety wharf, its legs stockinged in barnacles
  • screened porches, unscreened porches, glassed porches, unglassed porches, with old wicker chairs, and pots of geraniums, bringing romance to summer
  • knowing the best things in life are free

Five smiles photo-roundup:


Now it’s your turn! Check out the rules below and link-up your own posts with your Five Things to be Happy About for the week.


1. Share your post with your Five Things to be Happy About for the week. Include a list, your five-photo-roundup or both! If you need a little inspiration, visit Barbara’s website and click on the big yellow Happy House for a randomly generated list of 14 things to be happy about. Refresh, repeat and be happy!

2. Link back to this site so others can get the link-up info too (you can use the button below)!

3. Comment on this post and include the URL of your Five Things Friday post, so others can visit your blog (myself included)!

4. Most importantly, visit a few other people’s blogs from the comments and leave them some motivating comment love. Let’s encourage each other – we’re in this together!

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*If the code doesn’t work for you, try grabbing it here.

I can’t wait to visit your blogs and see what you’re happy about this week!



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10 thoughts on “Five things to be happy about {five things friday: link-up #17}

  1. Yes! Spider webs. When my kids were little, on fog days we’d burst outside so we could see the secret world of spiders webs. They’re magical. When I see them now I ache for my kids to be little again. {A bittersweet memory}


  2. I agree with Amanda, your photos are gorgeous as always! It looks like a week full of joy. My mom has a collection of cups and saucers that she inherited from my grandmother. Porches are wonderful all year round! I’ve been sitting on mine more lately than I have all summer. Mainly because it faces south and it’s too warm in the summer! And it’s true, the best things in life are free!


    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I always have to fight the urge to start a tea cup collection. They’re so beautiful and feel like they have such a rich history behind them (plus they just seem so fancy, haha). Hope you have a fantastic weekend! 😊


  3. China cups & saucers… If I had room, I would start a collection of them from thrift stores. 😉 My favorite pin cushion is one I made from a cup & saucer from the set of dishes that my grandparents had when I was growing up. They had been passed on to our daughters and then returned to me when they got new dishes. I cannot bring myself to part with them, so they sit in the basement in a box. Happy Friday!

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    1. I’m with you there! I always want to buy every one I see. A friend’s parents started collecting miscellaneous China pieces and silverware for her wedding reception. The table settings were gorgeous! I’ll have to send you a photo if I can find one. 😊 Enjoy your weekend! Off to visit your happy post now!


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