I finally feel like I can provide peeks into the corners of our new house-turned-home. This favorite spot is in the sitting room, a huge bonus room off the master bedroom. This will eventually become the sewing room, once we have a working machine. For now it is a cozy place to sit and read or perhaps crochet or do a little hand sewing. I love the floral garland over the window. Jonathan, who won't allow me to hang faux flowers on the wall in the music room, declared, It's not as bad as I thought it would look. What a guy. I also explained to him that the curtains are not too long - that is called puddling. ;-)I made the heart wreaths to get in more flowers.
The rocking chair goes back to the days before we were married. I was working with my father, a carpenter, at a house right on the beach. In the sand underneath the deck I spotted this old cast away rocker. My newly-engaged-and-about-to-marry-a-grad-student self inquired of the owner if I could have it. He of course had no use for the decrepit, peeling, sand caked item so I brought it home with glee. Michael painstakingly stripped it and re-finished it. You can't see it in the picture but it even has a bit of decorative carving on the headrest - quite a trick to get the old paint out of there. It actually has a hole in the seat where the cane used to be. I think I may have tried to replace the lattice but now it just has a piece of plywood filling the spot. I've spent many hours rocking sick or fussy little ones in this little ole rocker, so I'm quite fond of it despite it's lowly past.
My father made the little round stool, now Kateri and Eliza's favorite spot to set up a tea party.
Of course the sweetest thing in the corner is Kateri breezing through.
Thanks for dropping by and peeking in!