Friday, September 4, 2009

Reminding myself what I love about home.

I don't know what it is about the start of school, and the resuming of packing lunches and un-packing of backpacks (seriously, do they leave ANYTHING at school?? i mean, besides their hoodies, and water bottles, and...) but i start to fall in love with my house again.

This isn't anything new. Maybe fall is my spring. My re-birth. Who knows. Maybe it's just the re-claiming of space that has been occupied by boys non-stop for 3 months straight. Whatever it is, this is about the time I take a look around and go, wow. This is right. This is home.

Standing at the sink tonight, it came upon me like a ton of bricks - that peaceful, cozy feeling. I took this picture (even with the clean dishes that i haven't put away just in view - well at least the colander looks happy there) because it was this simple site that made me happy.

It isn't anything great. It's an old bowl full of fruit for lunches, the back of an old jadeite plate that i put in that stand to hide the ipod stand and remote from the family room side. It will be replaced by something fabulous soon...i promise.

I think i might even have an idea of what i want to do the link and visit her site...isn't this divine? Shannon at Bless This Nest has the warmest home and the greatest ideas.


Natalie said...

Why don't you come over to THIS SIDE and we can do projects together?!??! I miss youuuuuuu!!!!

Your HOME is how you make it - no matter if you live in a 6000 sq ft home or a 1500 sq foot home (I prefer the latter if you want to know the truth)!

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

I know what you mean, Sheri. Things and spaces that wouldn't be memorable to visitors can make my heart sing. A miniature green glass dish, the way the light plays off the prisms in my window (who else hangs prisms?), the shells and painted turtle gathered together in a bowl - I love my home. It's my sacred space.

Shannon said...

Awwwww, your too sweet. Thanks for the shout out. :) I think whatever you do will turn out perfectly! :)