Wednesday, April 8, 2020

home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoRkntoHkIE&list=PLhXQhpqBNAYsiwGQ6e4rxgbQ0gGVfKZ2u&index=14

one of my very favorite songs.... and concepts. Home. What does home mean to you?

Home did not mean safety growing up. It did not mean belonging or joy, but I saw it could mean those things when I watched TV. I saw it in friend's homes and families. I read it in books.

When I moved out, I became responsible for all financial responsibilities and decisions about my future. I was able to say that's how it's done in THIS house!
 I began to build traditions. I collected things that made me happy and brought light into my life.

Having a pretty home to me was not decorating the whole place like a designer would, it was showing collections, it was pretty pillows and artwork, it was cheerful curtains and kitsch and comfort.

I feel like other people,  like on Pinterest,  have all matching items. I want a sense of space, and to see things that remind me of people I like. We recently put some pretty curtains on a bedroom window that is bright through the blinds. The curtains are a pretty shade of pink with black floral patterns, very subtle but they make the room feel small now! One little change made the whole room feel different.

I have been reluctant to hang artwork, even quilts in this house. I like the calm wall color that goes thruout the house. But. I have lots of pretty pictures too, and some pretty quilts. I hung our V-day quilt on the stairway wall and love it.
I may be sliding into decorating a bit.

How do you decorate your home? Formally  with planned colors or with eclectic mixes of sentiment like I do? How does it effect you?  Does your home look like you?

what is home to you?

6 comments:

  1. we decorate with the treasures we found in our junk store LOL we are glad to be home again from shopping... so the song fits!!!

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  2. Definitely eclectic! We have inherited some beautiful pieces from both families -- they have their flaws, nicks, scratches, missing parts, but they show generations of loving care.

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  3. As a kid - home was mostly a safe place. But also a quiet and sometimes lonely place. My parents were a bit older and I was an only child. We were poor, but never went hungry as there was always a huge garden. And homemade clothes. And always lots of books to read.

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  4. Family traditions are the fiber that knits people together who probably otherwise wouldn't be connected. I love my family dearly but probably wouldn't think they'd be the first people I'd chose as family. Still...💖

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  5. Nothing much matches here. We are definitely in the eclectic category. I'm okay with that.
    Pat

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  6. oh, my home will never be one of those coordinated, decorated places! I have too many personal things from parents, grandparents that I just can't stick in a cupboard and hide. So it is full of family things that make me remember who I am and where I come from, and also things from my children. All those things give me comfort and security, and they make my home comfortable, not necessarily perfectly decorated. :-) Hugs, H

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