All of that is part of what makes a house a home, but the most important ingredient is the story that comes with everything in that home. What stories do our homes tell? There is a story behind everything in your home. What made you want to buy your home? Is there something in your house that made the decision easier? In our house, we knew it was the right one for us as soon as we walked in and saw the red wall. The real estate agent was visibly worried that exactly that would turn buyers off, but for us it was inviting and made the place feel cozy and homey. We tend to like decorating in a rustic/log cabin style, so it works perfectly.
Can you tell we have dogs in the house…..the super attractive blankets on the couch might give that away. But that’s our red wall, we happen to love it, but it’s not for everyone. The huge pictures on the wall are all taken by us on our honeymoon. We went to Yellowstone National Park on our honeymoon, and we have like a meeellion pictures. These are three of our favorites. The two bigger ones actually have the date stamp on them. The snowshoes were a present from our friend Kathy. The tiny bookcase on the left of the sofa, we got for 12 bucks in a tiny antique store while hanging out with my husband’s parents. Everything here has a story.
This is our entry. The table came from my sister’s friend, who I have know since she was a freshman in high school. When she moved to a new house, she decided to change her decor and gave us this table and a wardrobe. That was over 12 years ago. The primitive style crow was something I bought during our yearly trip to the Kane County Flea Market. The white owl is a Christmas present from a friend. The little red and white old style camper I bought this Christmas and I sent one to my friend as we dream about buying matching campers and hitting the road some day. The baskets underneath we got from our nephew for Christmas one year.
So what makes our houses into homes are really the stories that are contained in them. Take a minute to look around your home, what stories do the objects contain? We’d love to hear your stories!
Yours in Health and Wellness,
Dawn and Kate