Monday, February 15, 2010

ecclecticism.

This is the little corner behind "my chair".
The built-in shelves were here when we moved in. This area once housed a wall heater but when they remodeled this place before we bought it, they installed central heat and air, took out the wall unit and replaced it with these shallow shelves.
Because I'm a knick-knacky kind of girl, I immediately filled them up. Each year they change a bit...something added, something taken away. But for the most part, this is how they've always looked. Framed doilies and watercolors from my mom. Framed photos of my sweet boys when they were 3 and 6. Old jugs that I picked up at a barn sale years ago. A small cross collection. Seth's silhouette from kindergarten. An Eiffel Tower figurine from when mom went to Europe with her girlfriends from high school. And a few other odds and ends.
Can you see the large black case and the large tan case poking up from behind "my chair"? Those are both guitar cases. Chris keeps his music equipment there...because we have nowhere else for him to store it all! The hazards of living in a small house...the living room is the entry is the music room is the storage closet is the...well, you get the idea.
Life is really busy lately. School. Church. Work. Kids. Homework. School projects. Sleep-overs. Cooking. Shopping. Sleeping a little in between. Oh...and I can't forget...the never-ending pile of laundry. It's like clowns piling out of a VW.
Anyway...it's late. And I'm tired. It's time for some sleep. xo

11 comments:

Juli said...

What a truly lovely place. Obviously filled with life and love.

Kirstin said...

Michelle,
I love your little corner, it's so cute and inspiring that I saved it to my hard drive for inspiration when the Hubs and I finally find our first place!
<3

Nancy said...

Love your little shelves. So cute. Wonderful assortment of tzchakes (sp?) too.

ain't for city gals said...

We are living in a little (200 sq ft.) guest house while we build ...so know what you mean about storage. It's amazing how little stuff I acually need though...sometimes I think we should just stay in the quest house forever....

dmoms said...

get some rest Michelle. lovely collection.

Camie | Red Gate Gardens said...

I'm just gonna ditto the quote I sent you a little bit ago. Your home is so warm, inviting, and personal - the guitars add to it. All those "things" tell the stories of those who live there, and welcome any who enter through the door. Can I come over? After you take a nap, of course! :)

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Okay, once again, you will NOT believe this. I had to jump up and go look at my sofa TWICE because I have ALMOST the same fabric on mine!! Definitely Kindred Spirits. Might I add what exquisite taste you have?!!

Hope your week is blessed!

Erin Wallace said...

Such a wonderful space behind your chair!

Beegirl said...

LOVE it!! So warm and friendly. I'd love to curl up with you..lemme grab my book and jump in the VW (no clowns in mine-but you may find a chicken). See you in about 2 weeks? : ))

Tia said...

I love that area and each of the keepsakes. It seems like an inspiration corner. And because my days are a lot like you just described, I think I might make an inspiration corner. Thanks for sharing.

Baby Mama said...

i love your shelves and little treasures! they are lovely <3

ps thank you so much for your words last week when my girl was sick. i read your comment and instantly felt better. it meant a lot. thank you

xoxox