Thursday, September 24, 2009

OUR HOMES


Our homes and the way we decorate them is an insight to the people who live there. Some families like all new modern furniture, chrome, leather,very clean lines. Others , well they kinda like the willy-nilly look, anything will do just so I have a bed , chair and TV to watch. Some might call these homes low maintenance.

I like my furniture to have a family history story to them. I love knowing that my grandmother used this chair for over 50 years in her home and that my mother saved it for me when Nell could no longer care for herself. I have 3 beautiful chairs from Nell, their is a couch that went with these chairs but it was sold to a neighbor....so sad!

This couch was bought for Eric and myself when Nate was 3 months old. Eric's parents,Betty and Don, bought it for us for an anniversary gift.The couch is a queen Anne style with the high back. Betty said this would suit our tall bodies better than the other couches. Don said it was the only one in the store that was made like furniture should be made. And the price tag revealed that it was indeed the quality Don was looking for, it is now 28 years. I have only had to recover it once, about 6 years ago.

The table belonged to Betty and Don and was always a favorite of mine in their home. The Amish scene on the table was also Betty's.

Betty stitched this sampler in the late 60's and as she says after she was done the eye wear became permanent. I can see her sitting in her chair stitching by the light watching Johnny Carson, drinking coffee in a real china cup with a saucer and a cigarette burning in the ash tray.

I love walking into my home , looking around and see my family members still with me on a day to day basis. It is home, quite, safe, a place to rest and refresh. Where I walk through life's problems and know I will come out on the other side of the problems OK. I know this because those that went before me all came out OK and they are still with me in my home today.

1 comment:

Kyle said...

I appreciate your comments today. I can look around my house and I feel the same way. Home is where my heart is.

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