Monday, October 20, 2014

Home Is Where The Heart Is

What a beautiful fall afternoon and the coffee is on. Guess what? It is Kona!!
       
 I haven't been able to find any and Saturday, my wonderful  neighbors, Jackie and Phil, (remember he walked over here in the snow when she read I was out of milk, to bring me milk) brought me some! She found it at Krogers. On sale! Does it get any better than this! Of course I had to get some. I love Kona coffee it is just the best. I admit it, I love coffee period. Anyway, I  have been reading a lot of post on the FB decorating pages I belong to and I have discovered everyone loves their home. Home is where our hearts are. All of us. We all decorate differently. The sizes of our homes are all different. Some big, some small, and some in between. Some of us decorate with lots of stuff. some of us are minimal. Some of us are in between. The one common thread is we all love Home. I feel so good when I have been away and I come down my road and see this

When I turn in I see this.
When I walk in Through My Back Door, the sights and smells of home greet me. Right now it is the smell of Cinnamon Pumpkin in my Bath and Body plug ins. In a few minutes the smell of coffee will be here too. Ahhhh Home.
I am happy to be home. Whether I am gone for weeks, days, or a few hours, I am always happy to see home. I know you all feel that way too. Home is where life is lived. Food is eaten, coffee drank, books are read, TV is watched, and love flows. It can also be the source of discord, hopefully not for long, It is our home, our refuge, where we go when we are in need of peace.
In my little house I am the boss! Since there is no one but me, I don't have anyone to boss.I would have loved for Curtis and I to grow old together, but it wasn't to be, so being the boss isn't necessarily the best thing, but it is what it is.     This sign was made for me by Pam and Frank Hendrix, because I said this so often.  It hangs on my kitchen island and if I want to have a pity party, I just read it.
            I have made some mistakes being the only one to make a decision too. This is one                    
     
Yes it is prim and yes it is pretty, BUT it  is sooooooo hard to keep clean. I won't change it but it was a mistake.lol
At my house I realize I have too much stuff. Just too much, but I don't want to get rid of anything. Are you that way? Most of what I have now, is full of memories. Wonderful memories. Things I enjoy having around me. I don't want every inch of every wall full. Some people like that and would think I don't have enough. If I have a collection I like for it to stand out, not just fade into one big pile. Other people like lots of whatever they collect. I guess red ware and pewter are my biggest collections. I have packed a lot of things away. I throw my pewter into the corner cupboard and display some through out the house.  Redware is the same.
I don't have to tell you I use my pewter and my redware. I love it and especially in the fall and winter. I happen to think hot mulled cider is best served from pewter mugs. My imagination, maybe. Try it, then tell me what you think. (Make sure it isn't old pewter with lead base.) I have some really old, but prefer the new for serving.
When I come into my little house I see this.
I am home. Life is good and I am happy. I am happy you came to my little house today for good coffee and a wonderful visit. I always am happy when YOU come Through My Back Door where life is good.
betty
PS: To all my readers, who I know personally, please don't think this blog is a place to brag about what I have. It isn't. It just started out as a sharing and decorating blog. Nothing to boast about here
PSS:Please continue to pray for little 10 year old Livvy Glenn
PSSS: You all know how much I love Susan Branch and her books. The Autumn Book I found in a little shop in Bar Harbor, so it is really special. Well there is a poem about home in this book that I thought you would enjoy. If you don't have  the book, go get it. It is full of good warm fuzzies.

I  want to thank Susan Branch for permission to use this.
Susan Branch - Heart of the Home | Main Page
Also Susan Branch. Com.       I can't get it to link you to it, but you can also get her on FB