Wednesday, January 20, 2010

You Capture - Love around the home

Our house was built in 1947. Five years ago, we became its second owners ever. But every piece of everything the original owners had ever owned since, um, they were born had to be removed (thrown away, recycled, given away, etc... Thanks, Mom and Dad!). And carpets torn out. And every surface had to be scrubbed. And painted. But that process really made it ours. We were able to chose just exactly how we wanted everything to be. This house is so very much home. I love everything about it.

This lamp is the very first thing Hubby and I bought together. We bought it just after it was decided he was moving to where I lived. Just being excited that we would have a home together. We bought it for the novelty of buying something for our home, not knowing where that home would be. Now it lives in the meditation room.


I am madly in love with my kitchen. It used to be dark wood and mauve paint and tons of crap piled everywhere. Now it's just how I pictured it in my head, way back in the "planning stages." Full of light and lightness. (And chocolate.) I spend a lot of time in here. It makes me happy.



The bedspread was an anniversary gift a few years back. I love it. Like, really love it. I loved it when I saw it in the store. And I love that Hubby was paying attention to how much I loved it and went back to get it for me. And I love curling up under it every night. And I hate having to get out from under in so early in the morning.


Books kind of overflow from every available space here. (Okay, so they're mostly my books. Like these ones. And the Shaun Cassidy albums tucked in with the books. Those are mine, too.) I love books. We have more books than anything else. I think that's wonderful.



This little makeshift alter kind of thingy is part of the mediation room. Buddha, Krishna, Shiva, and Ganesh. They're calming. Soothing. Which, I think, is the point. I start and end my day here with them.


But this is kind of the best thing about my house. Or, at least, the thing I love the most...




Spread the love at Beth's.

24 comments:

jaime said...

I believe I'm in love with your kitchen, too. Great pictures :)

Kirsten said...

We bought a house just like yours! Old and unique. We changed its look completely by taking down all flocked wallpaper throughout the house, but I wish we had more money to make the changes we want to make.

Melissa said...

We just bought a house built in 1968 and are the second owners. Ripping out the ugly was awful but the results are soooo rewarding.

Love your bedspread.

Bunch of Barrons said...

Great photos! :) Your kitchen is really cute!

alita said...

I love your bread spread, too. Great shots!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Love the photo of your books!

Megryansmom said...

LOVE the bedspread and the fact that the man you LOVE picks up on things you LOVE.

Colleen said...

Great kitchen!

Heather D said...

Books are love to me, too. Love your captures!

tippytoe foxtrot said...

Our apartment is filled with books, too. So many that we didn't have enough room in our 800 sq ft apartment to keep them all. I hate getting rid of books!

I love the shot of your kitchen. It's adorable!

busygirl said...

I love all the books! I'm an avid reader but have yet to get bookcases for our house so they're all in pile on the floor.

WackyMummy said...

I love books too. =)

Graceful said...

Your pictures are really cool -- I like the unique angles you chose (and love the bedspread, too!). And the fact that you have a meditation room...now that sounds like something I need~

H-Mama said...

So sweet. I love a lil' story behind each picture. ;) Love the theme of your blog, too. Chocolate. Mmmm...

Saj said...

What a cool lamp! And I love the angle of your shot of the kitchen.

Bacardi Mama said...

Great captures and captions and you are welcome. Love you!

tiddlyompompom said...

great photos. I am slightly envious of your kitchen...

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

I love these little details of your home. I'm in love with the fact that you have a meditation room. That's awesome. And I love that you have a copy of "A Wrinkle in Time" - that's one of my favorite books. And that bedspread is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Stillmary said...

Wonderful post. All interesting photos and the last one so touching. BTW, I love your cabinets!

tinycandi said...

I love seeing everyone's photos this week...it's like taking a little peek inside their home and seeing what kinds of things they enjoy. It's a great way to get to know people. :) I love all of your photos...very beautiful!

Darcel said...

Awesome photos! I love the bed spread, and roses.

Mum-me said...

Beautiful bedspread!

Baby Mama said...

Awwwwwww @ the last picture!!

books, books, books. i love them too. <3

Rana said...

I love your kitchen! Great photos.