Wednesday, January 27, 2010

But it's mine

It's a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but it's mine.

Farmhouse living room

The floor needs sweeping and the window needs curtains, but at least it's all mine.

It's all mine. The dust bunnies, the sunlight, the cozy walls of our living room, the hand-me-down chair. All mine.

The covered stool that belonged to the original Della, the clock brought back from Vietnam, the farm painting from an estate sale. All mine.

I was thinking about all of this as I endlessly perused the many blogs out there and the beautiful homes and photographs. I sometimes lust over the things that I don't think I have. Think. I sometimes get jealous of paint colors and clean lines and furniture and kitchen shelves and well, I could go on and on. You know what I mean.

But I walk into the little farmhouse each night. I watch television in the room above. I study the four walls and every surface each day. I think about ideas and projects and all the things I see out there and you know, the thing I love most about my house is that it's mine. Perfectly and imperfectly all mine. Mine and ours- the Fella and me.

What do you love about your little piece of the world?

18 comments:

Bea said...

I always lust after your style. Your vintage things are to die for...
I love my home because it is a pleasant mix of old and new. Not modern, but new with an old world charm.

Jane said...

You have a very inviting space. I would love to live on that piece of property that is yours!! The imperfectly part is what makes it perfect.
Jane

Theresa said...

I love your home! I love the stool, the coffee table in the bottom left, the desk and chair with the beautiful pictures hanging above it. Perfect my dear! I enjoy my space, different but comfortable:) Enjoy your day!

Diva Kreszl said...

while I too enjoy visiting all the other homes in blogland and envying some of the beautiful decor I too find peace and comfort in my own surroundings!

Rambling Girl said...

I love your little farmhouse also! It reminds me so much of my grandparents home. I also love my little home because it is the first "home" I have ever built...it is modern but I love that it is mine and represents me and my family.

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Your little corner of the world is sweet I know the feeling.I love my little house from top to bottom, its not quite me yet but its getting there, inch by inch.I have a lot of ((I wish)) but like I said one thing at a time.
Diane

Texas Preacher Woman said...

Gosh, I so resonate with your heart! I, too, have found myself lusting after the things of others -- their square footage, their new furniture, their old/vintage/antique goodies, their paint colors, their talents . . . (I could go on and on, as well!) Heck, I've even found myself wanting things it never occured to me to want until I saw that so-and-so had them in her casa! (How silly is that!)

And, yet, like you, I come through the front door at Casa St. Michael and find myself thrilling at the thought that it is MY space -- the space that I share with the people I love -- and that makes it the most perfect place in the world! (Thanks for the reminder.) It's exactly where I am supposed to be during my short stay on the planet, and that makes it pretty doggone yummy!

Thanks for sharing you wonderfully warm space, and especially you heart with all of us out here in Blogland.

Grins!
Pamm

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peggy said...

I guess to a decorator my place would be pretty bad, but almost everything here has a story that goes with it, and a connection to someone that has been a part of my life. Some things are here simply because I took pity on them.

You are right, you can have the very best of everything, but without love, it is nothing at all. (isn't that a song?).

My daughter has a sign that says "this is where I want to be". I think you feel that way about your home. Best wishes from Michigan this morning.

ain't for city gals said...

I feel the same..we live in our little 200 sq ft guest house while we build our house and sometimes I wonder why we are building...I could live in this little place forever.

Kathie Truitt said...

What do I love about my little piece of the world? Everything.

I love being surrounded my people, my dogs, my things.

I don't need a lot, I just want what I need.

SueLovesCherries said...

Hi, I came over via Magpie Ethel's. What a perfect post you have here - you say it so well. We all need to stop sometimes and look at what we have and say just that - "It's all mine".

I think I'll blog about your blog today! Come visit me sometime at "It's A Very Cherry World!" (suelovescherries.blogspot.com)

Linda said...

Hi, I love this post! Your attitude is so refreshing after all of the I want this, I want that and no one taking the time to appreciate what they have. I found you from It's a Very Cherry World and so glad Sue mentioned you today. I am now a follower and hope to get to know you better. I live in a 1969 ranch home and it needs so much work, but it is mine and I love it! Every day I get to make it more and more mine.

Linda @ A La Carte

Cozy Little House said...

It will be a time before our place is "ours" and not just the banks, but I love my home because it's been home for five years. And over time it becomes "you" in each and every way. I love your place, as you know. And you're one lucky gal!
Brenda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Well said! I came over from Sue Loves Cherries. laurie

traci said...

i agree with bea. i look at your lovely treasures, and your porch/carport, and your barn and your little store and i am jealous.

Lallee said...

There is no place like YOUR OWN home. No one else can make it as special as you can. I love your home and always enjoy seeing the treasures you have placed about.
♥Lallee

Lisa said...

I just had to smile. I was sitting here catching up and as I was reading this post, hubby came by and said, "That's a nice place." I loved the timing of it and thought you would, too.