13 June 2013

Welcome To Our Home

Please come on in-we welcome you to our home.  I have a 

plate of cookies warm from the oven, and some fresh brewed 

Ice Tea.  Please sit down and let me share with you some

treasures of my sentimental life.

  
A chippy sofa table welcomes family and friends to our 

home.  In It's early days it had an oak finish, it is where the

children would place a book or two-the legs had been drawn 

on with markers...sweet memories.



Anthuriums love the light here, and as your can

see I have a variety of treasures. A mirror from the Red

Door,  bookends that were once white - spray painted gold.

I am not quite sure where the little brass bell came from-but

the Grandchildren enjoy ringing it!





Each table in our Formal living room I have hand sanded and

painted with my own concoction of paint. I am seriously 

considering repainting the coffee table, my concoction has it 

almost looking like metal- I am thinking a bit much! You see the 

painting behind the sofa, I love it- I chose this painting 

because it reminds me of where I grew up.  

The medallions I  purchased on a trip to see my oldest 

daughter when she lived in Louisiana. You see, my decorating 

is centered around my sentimental journey through life.  





As you can tell, I love my plants both outdoors and indoors.


Even during the Winter months they thrive.

We are so fortunate to have lovely filtered light-







Such a comfy chair to curl up in and either read or crochet.  It 


has held many a Mother and her child.  And the decorative egg 

on the end table a sweet Easter gift from a loving friend.







When I look at my knick-knacks, treasures, what-nots, they all

tell a story.  Many of my treasures were given to me from loved

ones.  Some I purchased on various outings with a family 

member or friend, now they are reminders of the special time

that we shared on that particular day.



Home symbolizes safety, security, love, compassion, 

warmth, understanding and a refuge from the world.  It is 

the one place you should always be welcome.  A cozy bed,

a soft  chair, a shoulder to lean on-this is our heart this is 

our home. 

Thank you for stopping by and sharing a little of

my sentimental journey.


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Jemma@athomewithjemma
Jemma@athomewithjemma

Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.

16 comments:

  1. A lovely job of re-painting, it's really looking great!

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  2. Would love to live in your home - no kidding it is gorgeous. And a good job with the redo. sandie

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  3. So beautiful Jemma! I'd love to take you up on that cup of tea. Blessings to you, Patti

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  4. WOW! Your home is beautiful! And I love that you've collected things over time to decorate with. It makes your home special and one of a kind! Enjoy your weekend! Oh....and thanks for the cookies and tea!

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  5. Such a lovely vignette and welcoming entry. Hugs, Marty

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  6. You have such a beautiful home, Jemma! And I am totally like you - I love plants! I have them indoors and outdoors! Have a great weekend. :)

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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  7. Your home is so beautiful, Jemma! I love all the big windows. My home just has the typical square, nothing-special windows. As for your coffee table, I think the color is perfect. It goes really well with your wall color.

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  8. Happy Saturday Jemma...oh what a beautiful home you have and it does look so very inviting. I can just feel the love in your home.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Linda

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  9. Hi Jemma,

    Lovely stream of light flowing into a spacious and well furnished room, full of sentimental sweetness and inviting warmth. I have never seen a sofa with that curve to it; interesting! I love your floral armchairs and all the pretty plants. Thanks for having us!

    Poppy

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  10. Jemma, you have a lovely home! I love all the treasures you have found and collected. Thanks for sharing, lovely photos. Have a happy week!

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  11. Jemma, your home is gorgeous! Love the colour scheme and all the lovely treasures you have collected.

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  12. Indeed sweet memories Jemma, I have about the same from my boys.

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  13. Looks great! Your front door is beautiful. I would love it if you come visit me too.

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  14. Jemma, our homes should show the journey and moments of our lives, at least I believe so.
    At our house every piece in it has a memory and that is what makes it fun!
    Thank you for sharing....
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  15. Breathtaking Jemma. You have a beautiful and elegant home....love it!

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  16. What a beautiful and comfortable looking home you have Jemma!

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