I have a confession to make.
My name is Monica and I’m obsessed with houses. There. I said it.
I’m not sure exactly when this started but houses just make me happy. It could possibly have roots in the Tuesday night trips to Pizza Hut from my childhood. While there was nothing special about Pizza Hut (although in that day the Tuesday night “smorgasbord” was my daddy’s favorite), it was those drives around through neighborhoods after we ate that I looked forward to.
Driving around and peering into windows (from the street of course) and spying little lamps and cozy little comforts just made me feel all warm inside. It still does, actually.
Before the flood, I kept a little table in my front entrance that could be seen through the front door for just that purpose. It gave me such comfort to drive up and see my lamp shining. So cozy.
I realize while I’m typing that those ideas might sound really weird. Ha! It’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I love houses.
I adore “home.”
I absolutely love to be surrounded by pretty things, things that hold a special memory for me. Things that appeal to sight and smell are my favorite. If I could sit in lamplight, curled up with an afghan and a good book with the scent of cinnamon filling the air….Ahhh…..that’s where I would stay.
Here are a few glimpses around my house that make my heart happy.
We purchased these antique knobs at a store in Jackson, MS and couldn’t wait to get them installed.
This countertop was made from a board that washed into our yard during the flood. My husband made it with a living edge and it’s just perfect in every way.
I really like the way this star light looks there. I found it on clearance at our local Cracker Barrel. It is a pendant but I have no where to hang it. I’ll eventually detach that chain. 🙂
Our stairs could not be repaired to their original condition so I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in black and distressed them. I really like how they turned out.
I was recently gifted this pony plant (no idea what the real name is) and it makes my mantle complete.
So those are a few things around here that make me smile.
I love house snooping 😉 I’d love to see photos or links to photos that make you feel all cozy and warm inside.