And now for a few details that make this house a home:
Penguin Classics: I got my degree in English, so books (especially pretty ones!) that I've read have a special place in my heart and on my mantle.
Vintage Bottle Collection: I recently started collecting vintage bottles and hobnail milk glass
Family Portrait: I gave this custom painting to B when he graduated from dental school, so we could remember the time we lived in the city.
The Elephant: B lived in Thailand for a couple years, and the Elephant followed him home.
Hudson's Family Portrait: I asked Hudson to draw our family to adorn our family room wall. If you can't tell, I'm the large, orange figure in the center of the picture. B is pictured in blue, H in green, and baby Charlotte is in hot pink.:)
Things that make our dining room special:
Food: I love baking, and on the weekends you'll usually find some type of baked treat ready for eating. That is, if you're quick enough. ;)
Bowls: I'm a sucker for colorful dishes. And bowls are so practical; whether it's tomato soup, cold cereal or ice cream, a pretty bowl makes it taste that much better.
Flowers: My favorite, easy centerpiece. Just a couple stems displayed in mismatched mason jars. Colorful, easy and inexpensive.
I just had to share this sweet little ballerina that sits on Charlotte's dresser. She's the same ballerina that sat on my dresser as a child. Love that I could pass on something to her from my childhood.
Hudson insisted on having a line where he could hang all of his projects. I wasn't crazy about it at first, but I love it. The cute puppets are from a little project set by Alex. His gallery wall is still in progress; but I used these inexpensive frames from Ikea that have plexiglass instead of real glass. That way, shattered glass is the least of my worries when the baseballs are a flyin'.
Thanks for spending some time at home with us today.
Please come visit any time.