Thursday, May 1, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Having someplace to go is home.
Having someone to love is family.
Having both is a blessing.

I have been truly blessed by both a loving family and a place of my own to call home. My home is not one of grand stature, but it is one full of love and wonderful memories. It is the place where we started our family, it is the place where our family has gathered for many picnics, a place where many a holiday and birthday have been celebrated, a place where our friends are always welcome, a place where we feel safe and comfortable.
Each room in my home is special to me, each in it's own way. I look at my son's room once a room decorated in the soft colors of a baby's nursery now filled with things belonging to a 17 year old young man. Wrestling trophy's, an electric guitar, an x box, and Cd's have long replaced teddy bears, Lego's and matchbox cars.
As I look at my kitchen, I am reminded of how when I decided to redecorate, my family and friends chipped right in to help out. Never complaining when the cabinets needed just one more coat of paint then we had originally thought. My best friend's husband took so much time and care to hang wainscoting giving the room that cottage look that I love.

Our game room filled with vintage signs and framed sports jerseys--the place my son and husband "hang out" with each other. I love the sound of their laughter as they watch a goofy movie that only
they would enjoy.

My craft room that has allowed me so much happiness as I create. Someday I will show you pictures when it is just a little more tidy (lol)

Then there is my living room. The one place in my house that I can retreat to when there is craziness everywhere else. The room with no TV where I can just sit and think. The place where I have decorated with my true personality. This is the room that I sit and visit with special friends and the room I would love to share with you.

This sweet pillow was made for me by my mom. She is such a talented sewer and quilter. I plan on sharing more of her work with you in my mother's day post. I can't wait to show you her amazing quilts--I know you will love them.

I guess the line from one of my favorite movies is true----There really is no place like HOME!


Sherry/Cherie said...

You have a lovely home Mimi...I love that coffee table and your fireplace is exquisite!

Heidi ( said...

Hi Mimi! I just posted a long "comment" here, but it went to cyberspace unknown land....

I love my home, too! Present times and past memories...I love it all. Your home is beautiful, including your pretty backyard! I see you collect white milk glass, I love those! I'm looking forward to seeing your mother's quilts, is that one hanging on the wall in the picture?

Have a great weekend!

SweetBellaBug said...

oh Mimi ~ I just love your living room! It is sooo you :) So gorgeous and so shabby chic! Can't wait to see the rest of your rooms. And I just adore the saying at the beginning of your post :)

Scrap for Joy said...

Your home is warm and welcoming to family and friends. I always love to peek in your living room but we have the most fun chatting away in your have to post pictures. It is so cheery and happy.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Beautiful home Mimi! Love the cottage look of the living room!

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