Thoughts on home…
I was over at my daughter Bethany’s house this weekend and she showed me the new addition to their office. She and Darren found these old maps at an antique store and had them framed. I was falling in mad love with them and she said the best thing…
“I don’t buy anything anymore unless I really love it.”
Music to my ears I tell ya.
The temptation when you settle into a new house or redecorate a room is to just go out and get things to fill the spaces. Filling the house with prearranged chachkees from a decorating show room is one way to decorate a home. And I’ve seen some of those homes that I admire. But I prefer to go slow and bring home only those things that touch me in one way or another. Only those things I love.
Those things don’t have to be traditional. For instance I have several old stained glass windows on my walls where I would normally hang a picture.
Those things don’t have to be expensive. I am the worlds worst about falling in love with something super cheap and being determined to use it in the house. Here’s some kind of cabinet door I found for 5 bucks. The pattern in the metal and the scrumptious color stole my heart. I had no idea what I’d do with it but now I use it for a magnet board next to my phone in the kitchen.
Those things I fall in love with don’t even have to make sense at the time. If I love something chances are really good I’ll find a place to use it. This old milk glass lamp was out of place when I found it. I have nothing in my house that’s lavender like the globe, but I loved it and now it adds soft glow to the guest room.
How about you, what’s one of your favorite things you’ve decorated with? What’s your decorating style?