It was interesting to look around the house to see what was “home” here. It’s so different from any other house I’ve had. It’s far from anyone we know. There’s a husband and a baby.
When we moved in, we’d lived in a 3 room apartment for a month and realized we didn’t need most of the stuff we had packed away.
We spent the first weekend in the new house curled up in bed reading Harry Potter, we were so used to having a small space to live in, that we just settled in to using only a small part of our house.
Gradually we branched out into the other rooms. Now we’re at least unpacked and settled. Only took 8 months.
Looking around, I decided this is what made me feel settled into the house. Made me feel unpacked and like we were in OUR home, if not yet AT home. (sorry, I know it’s small, bear with me.)
From right to left:
A clock my grandparents received for their 50th wedding anniversary. (I should totally put a battery in it.)
A wedding present from our wedding.
2 photos of Alex from last fall, in frames my grandpa made.
The first piece of anything Scout and I purchased together. 3 watercolors from an outdoor art show. We sat in the car and figured out how they needed to be displayed and then had them framed for our living room.
Wood sculpture from Scout’s camp leader from back in the day.
Pumpkin Pie candle. I stockpile these.
There you have it. What makes me feel like home.
Welcome home Sandy!
It took us four months to even get any furniture. 😉
Thanks for putting up the banner! Woot! Donate, people! We are SO far from 5 grand. 😀 If you all give 5 bucks, or even 2 we’d be 1/2 way there (ok, maybe not HALF way, but you get the point).
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Hey, your page is fixed. 🙂
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The week we moved into the new house, my mom had to go into hospital for a fortnight. I had to play mom to my dad and sister. Fun times. 😀
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That’s really sweet.
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I got unpacked pretty quickly, but then I realized that what makes me feel like home is cleanliness. Oh, for a cleaning person!
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I love the sentimentality of it. Something from your pasts, and things you make together.
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What a cute idea to blog about. I know what you mean about candles. Can’t have enough yummy smells. 🙂
i’m jealous of the candles..the boys would torch the house.
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I like the combination of things on your fireplace. You’re right, it’s the smallest things that make us feel at home with our space.
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You know..buying art together is HUGE…We have one very special piece 🙂 When ever that is on the wall we will be home.
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Your page loads right now! Yeah. Glad the unpacking finally ended. That is always hard for me to get things where I want them. The framed pictures are awesome.
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I’ve been moving so much lately that I’ve gotten big into a pattern of unpacking. Must have pictures on the wall ASAP — that’s always key for me.
We’ll see what happens when I’m in charge of unpacking not only my stuff but also Tater’s stuff & trying to blend the two together. So far, no decorating decisions made together yet.
the egel nest
If you put a battery in the clock, it might ruin it’s charm…plus…it is still right twice a day 🙂
The Egel Nest
Oh! send me your address, i need to send you a candle
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Uh, now you’ve made me doubt my sanity. It isn’t Saturday yet, right? I’m sure it is Friday night here.
I’m going to blink lots and then think about the date.
No, it is definitely Friday still.
I don’t know what makes things feel like home. I have moved too much in the last 5 years I think. I am definitely looking forward to staying put for a while.
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It looks so neat and orderly, but it’s heavy with nostalgia! 🙂
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What a beautiful display, I love that everything has meaning for your family.
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Oh, I’m sleepy, so I hope my post is coherent…!
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OMG! so sorry, my computer just went bonkers and I had to refresh, and it entered me twice 🙁 I suck. Sorry…..
Thanks so much for doing this! I love this idea 🙂
We’re currently doing the same thing you described. We find ourselves swarming into 1 room, and forgetting that we have other space in the house! I guess that’s what happens when you’re crammed in a tiny apt for so long…
Loved the picture. Looks like it is full of memories 🙂
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