Thank you to Diane at A PICTURE'S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS for hosting this fun event!
.....the second time around...or the third.
This is just a little 1950's tract home but I love it and it has made me feel welcome. We are coming to know one another..this little home and I.
I think it knows I love it...
A very simple and humble little home. It was purchased when it was just a few years old...and it has only had two owners. Two children were raised here to adulthood by hard working parents. When the mistress passed away..I came to start her on a new life. There is history here.
There was nothing on the front porch but two plastic chairs and a little metal table where my husband and his wife sat, ate their lunch and lived a simple and life.
There may be nothing remarkable about this little fifties home..but..I consider these gorgeous Cyprus trees VERY remarkable. My husband planted them when he was about 26 years old and we have pictures of them as little seedlings. He is now 75. These trees make our home stand out..just a bit. They make us feel protected and special.
I did not preplan these pictures or I would have rolled up the hose (we were watering the side where the system does not do a good job. I also would have replaced the pot of flowers to little metal shelf under the window.
When I arrived there were no flower beds, no flowers and no roses..the block wall was two feet shorter..and no vines were growing on it. One day I hope the wall is covered and the rose bushes many and full. I like to think her late Mistress would have loved the roses and been pleased. Everyone has their own style...and this is mine.
The rest of the pictures are also nothing remarkable..just chairs and a cozy feeling. And...
that is all any home needs.
It really does not take much...just a little bit at a time. A love of fluffing and adding. Nearly every single thing in this little home is doing a "Second Time Around" and it makes me smile. New things hold little charm for me. I like history..and both this home and my husband and I have history...and love.
It's what makes a house a home!
Peace and love!