A Few of My Favorite Things
I am human. I walk around my house and notice the what ifs. What if I changed the paint color in this room? What if I had money for new countertops in the kitchen? What if we expanded our main bathroom into the garage? I notice the negatives, the things I would like to change. And I dwell on them. Bad Anne! I have to remember what a lovely home I have; how lucky I am. So, I decided to snap some photos of my favorite things in or about my home.
These poor suitcases have moved with me from Texas to Kansas to Minnesota. They have always found a spot in our home, usually as an end table. Yes, they are beat up, but I love that. I like their patina. And I like knowing that they once belonged to someone named Dorothy. My son has climbed on them repeatedly and our new puppy has chewed on them, but I can’t imagine our home without them.
I have a weakness for oil paintings. Real oil paintings, not prints or reproductions. These two hang one on top of the other in my bedroom. I love that some amateur thought enough of their work to frame it. I think enough of it to display it in my home.
This vignette greets me everyday when I come home. I like the cast iron bird perched on the hardbound books and the little succulent I have managed to keep alive for almost a year. Most of all, I like seeing my lovely, wooden knitting needles arranged like flowers in a vase.
Finally, my favorite room in the house. I love how happy and full of life my son’s room is. It is an outward manifestation of how he makes me feel. I smile every time I walk into it.
Those are my favorite things today. Tomorrow it might be my Granny Faye’s porcelain tea cups in my kitchen window seal or the professional photos of my son that line our downstairs living room or the beautiful oak & iron bed my husband generously organized as my birthday gift from everyone last year.
What do you love about your home?