The lighting in our home today is just delightful and because today is child free, home alone Tuesday (meaning I can take pictures without small people demanding to be in them), I thought I would take a few snaps to share with you.
I have posted a view of my bedroom previously, since then I have added this gorgeous old mirror.
I had been on the hunt for one like it for sometime, when a friend mentioned this to another friend, who had one in her house and she was keen to be rid of it. Aren't friends fabulous like that?
The quilt is one the first things I made when I started getting all creative like.
The little reading nook has been replaced with this suitcase stack. Inside are various bits and pieces that get shoved away and forgotten about.
The red case came from my favourite brisbane antique centre. The Blue one the Little Miss and I found on the road side. The pear cushion is from one of my favourite brissy crafty girls.
My cleaner* commented last week that she looks forward to seeing what is new in my house each week. I am always changing things around, but I did not realise it looked different every week. Over the weekend the kids decided to swap rooms, so I suppose she will get a bit of a shock tomorrow...
My dining table is my new pride and joy. Remember this photo of the little table my dad gave me for Christmas? You can see it in the background.
Since then dad has also given me this table. He rescued it from an old Girl Guide Hut and it has been sitting around my parents place for awhile. Every time I visited I admired it. So the Handy Father (it is only fair he have a little name as the Crafty Mother has one...) sanded the white top to reveal the Maiden Hoop Pine, which I have oiled and polished, slowly building up the layers. I am keen to do something with the chairs now, as they have aged to a very orange hue and no longer are to my taste. I am thinking duck egg blue?
This side board was one of the first "old" furniture I bought.
When we first moved into our home there was a lovely second hand furniture store just down the road. I did not have as much appreciation for old things back then, if I had I would have bought much, much more. Anyways, I bought this during their closing down sale.
It houses a lot of crafty/sewing/crochet notions and bits and bobs. It is the first thing you see when you enter our house.
The old traveling case belonged to my father in-law. The Mr has carted it around from many pre-marriage share houses, and has our surname stamped on it, which is pretty cool, i think.
So many things that make a house a home, things that have a story, that mean something. It has been wonderful to share them today, thanks for indulging me in the uncharacteristically long post...
* yes I have a cleaner, don't judge me, well you can if you want, but maybe I can do a post about having a cleaner and work/life balance some other time... ;)