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.