What Items Make Your House Your Home?

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.

blue dutch oven

A great pillow

Hello.  I’m not Mike Lindell.  Seriously though, a great pillow can help to remedy the nightly flop, flop, flip, flip oh how uncomfortable this pillow is.  A rested home is a happy home.

bed pillows

A Scented Candle

Sorbet by Aromatique is my all time favorite scented candle.  It’s a summer in a jar!  Coming in a close second is the little square candle I pick up at one of my favorite antiques stores.  I must admit I like every single scent in the Texas General Square Candles line, but fried green tomato is the scent that has guests of Places In The Home asking, “what is that fantastic scent?”

fried green tomato candle

Flowers

Dried, fresh or faux- flowers are one of the quickest ways to bring the colors of the season to the table in any space.

foyer flowers bold colorsHouse Beautiful

Juxtaposition

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.

antiques oklOne Kings Lane

Family pictures

Displaying pictures of family members frames the personality of our lives and offers a daily pictorial retrospective.

daddy-baby-picture1

Reliable Appliances that Get the Job Done Right the First Time

A cook, baker or happy 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 have four.

Yes, four.

File this one under if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

Electrolux vacuums

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.

Collections

Show off  individual style and house to home personality through collections.  Place, hang, vignette- pick your display preference and do your collected treasures proud.

showhouse traditional entry

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It’s show and tell time, friends!  What items make your house your home?

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