Past the design, past the paint, past the walls and windows- what items make your house your home? Creature comforts, particular points of decorative interest, memorable mementos, and those I love my _______________ gotta haves tend to go a long way in making the daily life lived within your home a little easier and a little prettier. It dawned on me the other day I favor certain items over others when I clean, cook, compose, create… you get the idea. I position certain accessories more front and center than others when company is coming. These items run the gamut of detail. Some perfectly nail the details of our personal tastes and others make it a beautiful, easy and convenient day in the neighborhood. Far from mere decorative objects, everyday favorites and go-to items, these items all have one thing in common- they’re all things house that make a home.
The big blue dutch oven
The ooh la la factor is alive and well and cooking comfort food in French blue fierce style.
A great pillow
A great pillow can help to remedy the nightly flop, flop, flip, flip of discomfort. A rested house is a happy house.
A scented but not too scented candle
Summer Sorbet by Aromatique is my all time favorite scented candle. It’s fresh and light just like summer and sorbet. Chamomile Tea by Circle E Candles is a little heavier scent, but my goodness it is pleasing. My must have kitchen candle is hands down Fried Green Tomato. It’s the candle scent that brings the most “what is that fantastic scent” comments.
Dried or fresh, flowers are one of the quickest ways to bring the colors of the season to the table in any space.
Modern accessories can, and do, live well with antique, primitive and vintage pieces. Pairing the unexpected is a trade secret worth sharing in the quest to combat boring cookie cutter decors. Remember this caveat- accentuate the mix and match, eliminate the mish-mash.
Displaying pictures of family members frames the personality of our lives and offers a daily pictorial retrospective. Memories light the corners of mind and bookshelves.
Reliable appliances that get the job done right the first time
A cook, baker or homemaker is only as good as the appliances he or she uses. Of all the appliances in my get the job done inventory, I would hate to do without my Electrolux vacuum cleaner(s). I’ve got four, yes four of them. File this under if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
Two of the models are no longer in production and are used for parts. The other models are for finish jobs on installs and for everyday chores around the home base that is Places In The Home.
Show off individual style and house to home personality through collections. Place, hang, vignette- pick your display preference and do your collected treasures proud.