This is an old post that I started writing a while back and never got back to it. Thought I'd post it today since this week and the next 2 will probably be busy. Daughter is coming into town and both my and DH's 78th birthdays are coming up in July.
I imagine that each of us hang things on our walls that mean something to us. So, each of our homes would be different and reflect our own life choices, interests, or fantasies.
Our abodes are an indication of our selves. Some are perfection, some are themed, some are eclectic. Mine seem to fall into the latter. I want clean, but liked the lived-in comfortable look... so a little clutter here and there is OK (actually a little dust is OK too).
My walls and shelves have mostly family pics, tons of books, and pieces we've picked up while traveling or pottery pieces I've made/ships DH has built.
We do have more 'art' (not expensive art, but still art) on our walls than I thought. There's 3 detailed renderings of ship building in the den, several framed cross-stitch pieces (made by DIL and a dear friend) here and there, maps of the US and the world in the office, and a print of an old English Stable horse behind our bed.
Oh, and there's a bird print in the entry and this 'copy' of a oil painting done by Winslow Homer in the front room. Both of these were my parent's and passed down to me.
We bought this ship painting back in 1968 from a local artist right after we were married and had moved to Florida. It's been on the wall in every house we've lived in.
And I almost forgot DH's puzzles which he framed and we use upstairs in the guest room... all ship related.
I like to see what the outside and inside of my blogger friend's houses look like... gives me more insight into they're personalities. I've seen some and they're really lovely (our house is definitely not grand, but an average type home built in 1985). Some don't live in houses, but apartments or condos. Those are interesting too since I've never lived in those.
Oh, that's not true. When DH and I were first married and still in college, we lived for one semester in the married student apartments on campus. Then when he got his first job and we moved to Florida, we lived in an upstairs apartment close to the beach. I'd forgotten about that (55 years ago... maybe that's why).
I have 2 maps in our computer room (office - used to be our daughter's bedroom). One is a map of the world and one is a map of the U.S. On these maps I have pins stuck where my blogger friends live and also circles where I've traveled (states as well as countries). We haven't traveled a lot... only been to 10 states (not counting the ones we pass through to get there) as well as Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, England, Ireland, France (only Paris and only for a weekend), and Canada (briefly in Vancouver).
Going to close this with a few pics of where I sit in the morning to have my coffee... and where DH sits. I used to sit in the den when I watched the news in the morning... but no longer do that. Now I sit in the living room (see my feet in the pic).
|see my feet?
|close up of my view...
I can see the people walking their dogs outside from these windows
|...and I can see DH having his coffee watching the news
in what used to be a dining room but
is now a TV/game room for grandkids
I would prefer to sit outside in the morning and drink my coffee, but we don't have a front porch... just a small entry porch. But extending it all the way across the front is on my 'wish' list... however, it is not a priority.
So, I guess I'll close this here. I'm in the process of cooking a roast and baking banana nut bread this morning.
Update: The new 'Siamese' kitten is making himself known by showing up to eat on the back porch without his mama. He's a hungry little thing. I expect his mama may be leaving him more these days... so he's out and about on his own. Will post some videos of him next time.
It's Friday! Have a fun weekend... and stay out of the heat! We were in triple digits all week, but finally back in the 90's today.
(Reminder: Tomorrow is July 1st! "Rabbit! Rabbit! White Rabbit!")