Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Late late afternoon, almost dinner making time and all my little lights I have on timers click on. I am just a sucker for the soft glow of little lamps and strings of lights.

A soft glow from the lights and fading light coming in from the windows. Daylights last reach indoors.

View peeking in from the front porch. I think our homes are like another member of the family. You grow to love them and they become a part of you. When we said goodbye to my parent's home of over 50 years, I just balled and felt like we lost another family member. I still miss it and the sounds and smells. The warmth and security I felt there. Ironing day, oh is there a better smell and my dad barbecuing on the weekends. It was a wonderful simple house that I hold very dear in my heart.

My husband teases the kids if they don't get the holiday lights on before dark. He threatens to put you on the list. Not sure what list as I have never seen one but he still tells us we are on the list. I guess he figures if he hangs them we should go through the trouble of turning them on.

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Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Ha! The list... I love it.
What my late MIL so eloquently referred to as 'The DIRT List'.

You didn't want to be on it!
Your home looks so cozy with the lights lit...

Shelia said...

Good morning, Elaine! Oh, what sweet little softly lit vignettes!
The list, huh? LOL That's cute.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Beautiful thoughts on home Elaine and great shots of that special pre-dinner hour. Patty

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

So welcoming! Mind if I just come and sit for awhile? I won't be any trouble! Great pictures!

Kris said...

Cute! I too form deep attachments to the homes I have lived in. So much more than a place to me! Love the lights! I also have little lamps everywhere!!

Grace said...

I agree with the other ladies: cozy, warm and welcoming, you have that down to a science. That is what I aspire to achieve in my own home. Sigh, I'm working on it.

Your story about your parents house really touched me. For me, it was my grandparents. I can still smell Grandad's pipe smoke and Nanner's spaghetti sauce. Their house had a welcoming and cozy feel too. I miss it so much.

I have been meaning to tell you that I am completely in love with your curtains, by the way. Where did you ever find them and why is it so hard to find kitchen curtains worth having these days?

Ginger Zuck said...

Looks so warm and cozy. Love your lights at dusk! Love, the red heart. Very sweet.

deb said...

I agree theres nothing that makes a home cozier than soft lights, and candles ....just something about it!!! matter of fact Im working on a valentines lighting project myself...better get busy...lol...
your home is so lovely!!!

Shelley said...

Where I live now ...I have lived the longest(20 years). My parents were on a constant move and I have no real memory of a childhood home...I do have a memory of an old home we lived in for about a year when I was 12...I loved it and the little town it was located in...if I had a childhood home that would be it. Your memory sounds wonderful. Your soft lights are soothing ...I love such lights as well...but,my favorite or my old oil burning lamps. Blessings Elaine

It's All Connected said...

It's all so pretty! I love lighting candles and soft lights in the evening. All the imperfections are gone and peace reigns. ~ Maureen

Michelle said...

I love the soft lights and how they make the house so warm and comfy. I am going to have to get timers. That's a great idea.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh all of your vignettes are so pretty and so remind me of home and the lights are like icing on the cake. Beautiful. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Hi Elaine! I love all your little lights!! I have many of them myself, I like one in each window... "welcome" lights! I never thought to put them on timers! Every evening I go around and turn them all on, then before I go to sleep I have to go around and turn them all off!! Geesh! It wears me out just thinking about it!! Have a great night! Deanna

LV said...

No place like home for great memories.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Your "low glows" warm my heart!

Boy in Crimson

D said...

What beautiful "glowing" pictures.
Great idea about the timers.

CAS said...

Love the photos of all the little night lights. I think candle and small lamps with small bulbs are so warm and cozy.

Ann said...

The glow of the valentine string of lights is very very pretty. Looks so peaceful.

~~Carol~~ said...

I love turning off all of the lamps in the evening, and just having the little strings of lights and those candle lights on. Such a soft, cozy feeling!
Happy REDnesday,

Sherry said...

That is a sweet post evoking the warm memories of home. Home can be like a family, you just share so many memories there. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!