Saturday, June 2, 2012

Warmth

It may be hot outside but I still love the house to have a cozy feel.


I love warm earthy colors and just have to have a few rooms devoted to them.
Sometimes, mostly when I am hormonal, I think I should get rid of all this stuff. Then I snap out of it and think what would I look at if it wasn't all there occupying all the empty spaces. I am just destined to live with lots of lovelies ( or crap to some folks).


Old crockery and brown transferware are some of my favorites.






Little Mia always makes me smile. She holds her flag proudly ever day of the year.


My kids are so used to, meaning they expect, the constant changes in the decor for each holiday and season. I cannot deprive them can I? That would be bad parenting. Who am I kidding, it is for ME!!  I knew you were on to me.
Oooo and I am such a proud momma. Went to an awards ceremony for my oldest last night, Top of her class for registered nursing. I could cry, I am so over the moon for her. I will do a nice post for her and for me as I am just so tickled.

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28 comments:

It's All Connected said...

Top of her class should make you very teary! Congrats to your daughter and kudos to you for your part in her education. I'm sure it was your seasonal vignettes that were her inspiration! ~ Maureen

Susan said...

Wow. That's a wonderful accomplishment of your daughter's. And nursing is difficult! The subjects are often tough. Congratulations to both of you. Susan p.s. I'm destined to live with the "crap," too, but it's "nice crap." ha ha ha Susan

laurie said...

I was intrigued by what you said about when hormonal you want to clear things out, I never thought of that but i think i'm the same way, congratulations to your lovely daughter, i can't wait to see the post featuring her, I think its a good thing to show our pride for our children, always,

Diane Writes said...

Congratulations to your daughter Elaine! As always, I'm one of the greatest fan of your beautiful home. I too always look forward on how you will decorate your home every season. Have a great weekend!

NanaDiana said...

I love all your "stuff". I think all those little personal things are what make a house a real home.

Congrats on your daughter's graduation and her class ranking. I can't wait to see a post about her. Blessings- xo Diana

deb said...

CONGRATS on the daughter!!!!! Im sure you had a big part in it!!!!
I know what you mean about the stuff....every so often I will do a purge and have NOTHING on my counters and have a clean look...then gradually I get fored of it and all the crap..I mean stuff...creeps back in ..lol...right now Im kind of in between...

Julie said...

Elaine - congratulations to you and your daughter. First in her class! She's a reflection of your teaching and mothering. You should be proud! J

The Boston Lady said...

Congratulations to your daughter and you on her tremendous accomplishment. Nurses are some of the unsung heroes in our world today. They have a special place in my heart.

Love your cozy looks. I love to have my bits of clutter, I mean special things, around me too.

Ann

Kris said...

Congratulations to you daughter!!!!! I love your cozy home!!
: ) Kris

Magazine Your Home said...

No don't even think about getting rid of your treasures, they reflect your personality! Congrats to your daughter!

Ms. Redo said...

That is awesome about your daughter, I know you must be so proud of her!!! Can't wait to read your post about her accomplishment. Your decor is perfect, beautiful - and like a good blogger, you change it out regularly :) Mary

Cozy Little House said...

You and me both, Elaine! Congrats to your daughter.
Brenda

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's always such a joy to be the proud momma! And your decorating style is wonderful! I see so many things that I love...and candlelight is so perfect for making a home cozy!

Debby said...

Congratulations. What a honor and a great accomplishment.

Michelle said...

Congrats to your daughter. I also have a lot of stuff. There's not a empty spot on my wall or anyway else. But I always feel good when people say my house feel warm and inviting. I am sure the same has been said about yours. I love all the photos of your house.

Carol said...

You are a woman after my own heart! I love your decorating style! Your "crap" looks like beautiful treasures to me! If I like it and it makes me feel good, then it gets put somewhere in my home as "good stuff"!

Aledia said...

You have so many pretty items! I'm constantly changing my decor as well.

Congrats to you daughter on her accomplishment!

Have a great night!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

First of all, congrats to your daughter for her achievements! I know what you mean about your "things". Every now and then, I clear everything out to get rid of the clutter. The room looks bare and I tend to add more back a little at a time. Seems like it's all back in the room before too long. Have a great Sunday.

camp and cottage living said...

Elaine
Congrats to your daughter. You have great reason to be proud!
I agree your home is very warm and cozy. I love my earthenware crocks too.

Vickie said...

Good morning! Thanks for stopping by last night! Just wanted to say HI and also tell you that my daughter just finished her first year of nursing school. I know how hard it is and I'm sure you are THRILLED at your daughter's graduating at the top of her class! Congratulations to you, too!

Your blog is lovely - so sunny and bright - I'll be back to look around later. And don't worry - I have lots of "crap" around my house, too! So does everybody else - they just don't show it all! ;)

Shelley said...

I love all your coziness. Congrats to your daughter...I have a nurse daughter...she is an LVN,but working on her RN. Blessings

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I think all of your items are really lovely :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather ;)

Sam I Am...... said...

Congratulations to her and to you and your husband for raising such a wonderful family. You have every right to be proud of her and she of herself!
I love cozy all year long and when it gets too hot out I come in and close the drapes and turn on the ac and light some candles and pretend it's Winter! LOL! Your home is so warm and inviting.

Tracy said...

Your home is always so lovely, Elaine! Certainly not "crap" in my eyes. :)

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh Elaine, I know where you're coming from. Just you never mind those hormonal moments, they'll pass. I love your old stuff!
Congratulations to your daughter and you just go ahead and cry for her. That achievement is something to be proud of :o)
Hugs~Carol

The Tablescaper said...

Your home is lovely. warm and welcoming. Thanks so much for being a part of blog-a-versary.

- The Tablescaper

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I think my family is going to need therapy from all of the changes I make around here. I never give them time to get used to something. I'm working on it.
I love warm colors too, btw.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Terry said...

Hi Elaine! Blogging is so fun and we all learn from each other, congrat first of all to your daughter! I can certainly understand how you would be so proud of her! I certainly don't think of you stuff as crap, and I enjoyed reading this post...made me laugh! My hubby told me at Easter time that I don't need to decorate for every holiday..my response..I don't decorate for Mother's Day...seriously..we enjoy decorating our homes for the holidays as well as families love to see a home filled with love...okay...blabbering...wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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