It doesn’t take a whole lot of money to make me happy. This is my kitchen nook.
You know that question people ask you about what inanimate objects you would grab if there was a fire? Well, after my pets were safe, I’d probably grab my photos and my quilts. After all, I spent lots of time making these quilts. They represent hours of detail and reflection. And photos are your past, moments you can’t recapture.
I just love those rooms with white and cream. But I have to have color. I can start out with basic monotones. But I always add colorful objects that just make me happy. A set of cobalt canisters from the antique mall. A ceramic chickadee. Clear knobs.
Snow globes. I just love snow globes. I had a favorite. It played music. I dropped it while cleaning a few months ago. I was hit with this sudden ache of despair. There was no fixing it.
I graduated from the University of Oklahoma. So there are always little symbols of OU sitting around here and there.
My daughters bought me these ceramic canisters about ten years ago. I smile whenever I walk into the room and see them for some reason.
I have always been crazed for old sewing machine tables. They’re so versatile. You can use them as side tables, desks, places for pretties. I like a basket of old linens to remind me of loved ones who are gone, but bestowed me with these scraps of embroidered fabric.
What makes you happy? What does it take to make your home feel cozy?