Welcome To Our Home

June 13, 2013
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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  1. A lovely job of re-painting, it's really looking great!

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

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

  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!

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

  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

  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.

  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.

  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!


  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!

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

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

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

  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....

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

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


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