Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Home--hopefully that word invokes a warm feeling in your heart and a smile on your face. I love being home and can be quite the homebody, especially in the winter months. I suppose that is one reason decorating and changing and fixing up my home is so enjoyable to me--I just love the home.
I have called a tiny married student housing apartment home, a 3000 square foot basement home (we were caretakers for an older lady), several strange and somewhat questionable apartments home, a 35 year old pink house (which we painted 4 days after moving in), and 2 new houses home. It's really not the size or the layout that matters, but the love and the family inside. I, of course, do "things" to make a place feel homey--personal pictures, yummy smelling candles, warm fuzzy blankets, using my favorite found objects. But, no matter where I live, love and attitude and a willingness to make a place our own makes a dwelling a home. Share with us--what do you do to make a house a home?
I used the glass candle trays I showed in my thrifting post to make this home hanging. I found this great cookbook, that was falling apart, for 25 cents at a garage sale. It was in pieces and the paper is very brittle, but someone had the good sense to keep it. The original owner kept all kinds of notes in it, newspaper articles and several hand-written recipes. She dated when she made certain recipes. The dates start in 1940, right before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and date all the way through 1959. Notice the high protein menus from way back then!
I use the original pages when I make stuff with it--it is just too fragile to keep around for too long, and I like using originals. I cute the HOME letters out on my Cricket, but you could use letter stickers too. I hot glued the ribbon and burlap ribbon to the back.