Reflecting about the little things I love about my home made me realize that they may be little things but they have become “big” due to their importance in my life. I moved into my home about 15 years ago when my husband and I separated. It was as you can imagine a devastating time. I began rebuilding my life and for the first time, I owned property all on my own. Independence was something new for me and I was scared. Now I look around my home and find there are few things left from my previous homes. I have created a home which reflects only me and my personality. So here is my list:
#1. I love the safe feeling I have when I am curled up on my sofa watching television or reading. It just feels right to be here.
#2. I love my memory drawer where I keep mementos from my career and special times in my life like my graduation with my M Ed, gifts and cards from family, friends and former students. It is nice to reminisce.
#3. My view from my balcony – I overlook a sports field and love to hear the crowds cheering on a summer night of baseball or the fans of football in the fall.
#4. The colors of my walls. My place now feels brighter and more light-filled. The bedrooms have a spa-like feel.
#5. My living room chairs. The big floral print is a departure for me. (I have always leaned toward neutrals and solids.)Changing things up is fun.
#6. My kitchen sideboard. It has given me more storage and counter space in my little galley kitchen.
#7. My “High Tide”poster. Purchased on line from “Shorely Chic”.
#8. My decorating books and magazines. I enjoy these so much!
#9. My meaningful art. I love all the pieces that I’ve collected as they all have a story to share.
#10. My “Titanic” Bell. It is a reproduction I found in a little gift store in Chester, NS. Halifax has many passengers of the Titanic buried here. I love the bell as my grand-kids like to give it a ring when they drop in. 🙂
#11. My air conditioner. I give thanks for this item all summer long when it is hot and muggy outside.
#12. My gurgle jug. This was another find in Chester, NS. It is really cute and it is designed to make a gurgling noise when you pour. Best part was that it was on sale for less than half of the original price. Don’t you just love a bargain? 🙂
#13. My magnifying mirror. I purchased it from my friend who was having a yard sale to raise money for her brother who has MS. It was donated to the sale by another friend who has since passed away. It is great for my old eyes!
#14. My cookbook collection
#15. My guest room. It’s where my grand-kids come to stay and play.
#16. My living room blind. I waited 15 years for this and love how it gives me privacy at night. It is really neat as it is shear with vanes in the middle so I can adjust it for complete privacy or to allow soft light in.
#17. My Cottage carving. This is an incredible piece hand-carved in minute detail. You can even see the hanging baskets on the front porch! It is very special to me as this is a carving of the cottage I stayed in in Hubbards, NS when I attended my son’s wedding.
#18. My blue collection. I have a small collection of blue accessories which have special meaning for me. They range from the Willow Tree Angel from my Mom to vases that were gifts from two friends who have passed. They remind me to savor every day with those I love.
19. I love the soft glow of my lamps in the evening. They send a message that I should be at peace and relax because I am home.
20. This item is in the works. It is a dresser that I am refinishing and planning to post about next week when it is completed and home. (I am working in my son’s PODS warehouse.) Please drop by next week to see how it comes out! #20littlethings