-LOVING WHERE YOU LIVE-
With all this wanderlust I'm always talking about, I wanted to make clear that I do now and always have loved where I live -wherever it has been.
So here's a small part of our new house story.
It ends up being a picture fest - I hope you have fun on the tour!
First there was the skeleton -and if you've ever designed a house you know it's no small thing to get to this point in the process!
We had lots of help and
the construction was finished in a nice time frame
I was so excited to move in!
And I was sad, too.I wanted to turn back time to have all the kiddies move in with us -and stay moved in for a good while. It seemed they were thinning out too quickly, leaving empty bedrooms and a void in my life. Thankfully, our youngest is still living with us at the time of this writing...
When my sister and brother-in-law came to visit, their gift was a Guest Book illustrated by the beloved Finnish children's author Mauri Kunnas.
They wished us happy moments and
fun times with friends in the shelter
of our home.
We quickly realized we weren't alone.
The book is already filling up, as we've enjoyed visits from friends and family the world over!
This is the way from the kitchen to the guest room-
(this is me playing with my camera settings)
We bought this daybed from Ikea.
It opens up to fit two people and has storage drawers.
The bedspread was a wedding present crocheted by my
Mom's cousin and the pillow covers are
from Pentik and Kate Renvall Designs (me!)
and my friend brought me this vintage oatmeal can
We literally bumped into this kitchen light when shopping for something else -and I totally love it!
I have my books and magazines
and this pretty candle my friend gave me from Lapland
makes me happy
My bike on the ledge reminds me of summer
We like goofy art around here
-like this Odd Art by Ben that greets us in the hall
The living room gets a splash of color from
this Tuscan theme
and these prints of Venice hang over the couch
I smile every time I pass this photo of my Mom and Aunt
and when my childhood teddy
gets a playmate (my grand-daughter)
as we make more memories
I can't wait to take you on a tour of the outside when the weather gets pretty!