Monday, February 20, 2006

Corners of My Home

I live in a community where bigger is better. Where women drive their kids to preschool in their high-end convertibles. Nannies and maids are commonplace. Talk at the playground revolves around manicures and massages and which decorator you are using to re-do your living room. This is not me. My house isn't a McMansion, and I don't drive the newest model BMW SUV. I live in your run of the mill split level in a nice neighborhood in New Jersey.

I read about posting "Corners of My Home" on another blog (I would love to give credit where credit is due, but I can't for the life of me remember which blog it was). Sometimes, while living in the world of MORE THAN PLENTY, it is nice to reflect on your own little places in your home that give you comfort. Places where you can relax and forget about the world around you. I don't live in your house, but mine is pretty darn good. And I am proud of it.

So, here is my first official picture for my hopefully weekly post "Corners of My Home." There are a few reasons that this is one of my favorite places in my home. First of all, the couch is very comfy and in my favorite color - green. Secondly, the lap quilt that hangs over it was made by my Mother. It is made with fabric of different earth tones and is truly beautiful. The lamp gives just the right light when I want to read or knit. In the afternoons, I get full sun from the large window therefore making this quite comfortable for afternoon naps (not that I really get to partake in that)! Oh, and the crappy wicker ottoman that I bought from IKEA 8 years ago - it is the perfect height for my feet.

14 comments:

Julie said...

Love the ottoman, and the knitting, and the quilt, and the floors!

Nicole said...

Great idea. I think you should be proud of your home. I've seen it!!

Juliet said...

Looks nice and comfy. :-) And as far as large homes and extravangant lifestyles go, that has never been for me anyway. I find that having those things tends to give people bad personalities. LOL

Melissa said...

Oh, how I also love curling up with a good book in a nice comfy corner! If you are still looking for a great read, pick up Dream Country, by Luanne Rice.(you won't be able to put it down!)

Jodie said...

I love this idea, "the corners of my home"! Hmmmm, maybe I'll borrow it soon?!

The picture looks very warm and comfy-cozy!

Joannah said...

What a great idea. I think I might have to do a blog post on that too. Your home looks warm and welcoming. I'd be happy to sit there and read a book. I, too, live in a very affluent area (ever watch The O.C.? - that's where I grew up). I will sometimes find myself comparing what I have to what others have and then I'm not content. But when I really just focus on what I've created in my own home, I realize how blessed I am. They can have their MacMansions!

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

That's a beautiful corner. Love the colors and the coziness. Makes me want to sink right in. :-)

Kim said...

I love the looks of your comfy place...a cozy place to hang out during a snow-storm.

Samantha said...

your corner looks VERY cozy and welcoming!

Tammy said...

your corner looks very inviting. Love the quilt too.

Tammy

Lisa and Tate said...

What a great idea... Corners in my Home.... and what a great comfy room!!! I can totally see why you like to curl up and read or knit here.... Can't wait until next featured corner!!!

Lisa

Lee-Anne said...

I'm the same, all the mum's at my daughters school, drive new wonderful cars, and live in the most exclusive suburbs - me, I drive a Nissan pathfinder and have to drive 20 mins to take her to school! LOVE YOUR QUILT! I'm going to attempt to make a 100 good wishes quilt...hmmmm.... ATTEMPT!
Look forward to the next corner!
Lee-Anne
www.bellaangel.blogspot.com

Andie D. said...

What a wonderful corner!

I too love the quilt. What an incredible piece of work that you can not only use, but cherish and pass on. Have to admit that I'm a little jealous because I'm estranged from my mom. But more than that, much more, I'm happy for you!

Anonymous said...

This corner looks very inviting but what about that awesome chair and a half that you own! When can I come over and read a book in that chair?
Tracy