The early morning sun in our living room.
This room is only bright in the morning. It's beautiful and only lasts for a very few moments..but there is something so special about it.
Sitting on the sofa watching the sun rise in the East ...a wonderful way to start my day.
Lamps in the late afternoon make this room so cozy and welcoming, but there is nothing like the mornings..
Just touches of Christmas is all this room needs..
...like a bit of evergreen here and there..holly added to the bouquet of roses..
....a pair of childrens ice skates made into a sweet Christmas decoration...
Some pine and evergreen, with the word "JOY" in delicate glass letters is all my cup shelf needs...
I will probably add a bit more..but...then again..maybe not.
Evergreen and roses, my favorite combination..
A Cup of Christmas Tea~
If you have never read the book...please do. It will touch your heart...
Miss Priss...all dressed for the season...
You see, I decorate with toys...I always have.
My children's toys as they grew out of them were the perfect look I wanted.
For many, many years that was all I had to decorate with..and things that others didn't want anymore and it became a sort of style for me. I used to call it "Early Goodwill."
Everything in this picture..everything was someone else's once. Except the birdcage..which was a birthday gift from one of my daughters. I will always keep it until one day she takes it back.
And last of all is one of the dearest things I own. My piano where I spend a bit of every day of my life. It belonged to a dear friend's husband who passed away...even the music books once belonged to someone special who is now gone.
Everything but the photograph's were once owned by someone else. That is why my home is so special to me. It is filled with things that were treasures to someone else once..and now I am entrusted to care for them. For now.