Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Little Pieces of Me

Hello, Dear Ones! My friend Brenda at Cozy Little House not long ago posted about the things in our homes - what do they say about us? This got me to thinking...what do folks think when they walk into my home? Thanks Brenda for my inspiration today! :)

First of all, I would hope they'd notice my piano where I play my little Note Songs and would know how much I love music. I would hope they'd know I use my gift to worship my God! I consider my piano a very special 'gift' and that is what I call it - my gift!


I enjoy crystal with amber glass...lovely to look at and can hold small treasures. What would they think?

Olden picture frames holding some special lovely art...would folks notice and think I'm very traditional?

What would folks think of my little olden figurines! Hopefully they would think I'm a romantic.


When they look at my florals? I would want them to admire them and know I'm rather thrifty since I make them myself.


Do you think folks would think I'm a silly when they see some of my doggies? I'd hope they would just think how much I love my little Chloe Dawn and I'm a just a little bit whimsical. :)


Olden biscuit jar? I'd want them to know I love and appreciate pretty antiques. Would folks think that of me?


Would they think I have to light my stove with matches? No, I hope they'd know I just love my matchbox and my tiny matches light the candles all over my house.


Would they think I'm a mermaid bringing back gifts from the sea? :)
(I've just finished reading Michael Lee's book - Mermaids in the Basement and have mermaids on my tiny mind).

Would they look at my Rooster and Rabbit pillows and think - what was she thinking? I surely hope not! I would hope they would notice how creative I am :) to have embroidered and made my own pillow.


When they walked into my sunporch, what would they think of my shutter leaning up against the wall? Hopefully that I am inventive and can use things not always for what they were intended for.
Pillows, pillows, pillows...I just know they would think I want my guests to be comfy when they sit down.


When they spied my beautiful cuckoo clock from Germany what would they think? Would they ask me what time it was? I would tell them I love to travel and Mr. Precious bought this clock from a Master Craftsman while we were on a trip in the Black Forest of Germany. Then we'd listen to the cuckoo and I would tell them to look at the little fox and that my great grandmother's maiden name was Fox.


What would folks think when they see the bar area and it's filled with crystal instead of the strong drink? Hopefully they would know I love shiny things and cherish pieces left to me from my dear loved ones.

Well, I've enjoyed walking around my house and snapping some of my special things for you. I hope you have enjoyed viewing them. What do you think my home says about me? I hope you would think it says, "Come in, Dear Ones, you're so welcome!"

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Back Home Again

There's a storm across the valley, clouds are rollin' in
He's an hour away from ridin' on your prayers up in the sky
the afternoon is heavy on your shoulders.
and ten days on the road are barely gone.
There's a truck out on the four lane, a mile or more away
There's a fire softly burning; supper's on the stove
the whinin' of his wheels just makes it colder.
but it's the light in your eyes that makes him warm.

Hey, it's good to be back home a-gain
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend
Yes, 'n, hey it's good to be back home again

After all the news to tell him: how's you spend your time?
And what's the latest thing the neighbors say
and your mother called last Friday; "Sunshine" made her cry
and you felt the baby move just yesterday.

And oh, the time that I can lay this tired old body down
and feel your fingers feather soft up-on me
the kisses that I live for, the love that lights my way
the happiness that livin' with you brings me.

It's the sweetest thing I know of, just spending time with you
it's the little things that make a house a home.
Like a fire softly burning and supper on the stove.
And the light in your eyes that makes me warm.
~sung by John Denver

53 comments:

  1. Hi Shelia,
    What a great post! I may have to steal your idea. I do believe our homes say so much about us, a reflection of what makes us smile and feel comfy. I'm sure it's obvious to anyone that comes through your door that you make your surroundings as nice as possible for friends and family.
    ~Michelle

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  2. If I were in your home, I would think what a delight to be with you and how you've spread so much joy and hospitality to those of us far outside of your neighborhood -- thanks for being such a wonderful blog neighbor! Now Chloe Dawn and I will sit back on your fluffy pillows and listen to you play us a tune on the piano!

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  3. Sheila- This is such a good post. Our homes really do say what we hold dear and how we spend our time. Somedays mine says "She's been on the computer and needs to clean house!". Thanks for sharing a part of your home with us!

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  4. Miss Sheila! I always have so much fun. Today I started my day catching up on posts. Thank you for brightening the world and adding a note song!

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  5. Such a nice post Shelia! Your home is lovely...just like you :-)

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  6. Your home is so lovely and all of your "things" are really so pretty. I think anyone would feel you put a lot of thought and love into your home and very welcomed. Hugs, Marty

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  7. I just found you and I really like your blog. You seem very sweet with just a little salty!! I like 'em that way! Beautiful chotckas too. I'll be following!

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  8. Oh Sheila!! I think your home is lovely and warm with a touch of whimsy, which seems just like YOU!!!

    Thanks for taking us through! What a cute idea you borrowed!!

    Have your day is full of happee-ness!!
    HUGS,
    Becky

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  9. Hi Shelia
    What a wonderful way for us to get to know you a little better. Your home is beautiful and we have a lot of things in common.
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  10. If I came to your door I'd think, "This is pretty and very inviting. Let's sit awhile." :)

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  11. Hi Sheila, first thanks for checking out my little video.lol...still can't believe I did that! I thank you all for being my friend!

    I love your post today...our homes definitly reflect us, I believe yours shows how creative you are. You have some beautiful things and most important they are special to you. Have a great day! Kristen

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  12. Shelia,

    First off, your photos are fabulous. The way you took close~up and angles goes so well with the flow of your narrative (I sound like a high school English teacher!!), but I noticed this and love it!!

    I beleive everything you showed us in your home is a true reflection of you. And I learned a few new things as well. But remember with your flower arranging, you are't just thrifty, you are clever and creative!! :-)

    You have inspired me. I like the idea of taking close~ups...I don't have to straighten up the house! lol!!

    Great post, my friend!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  13. Your home is beautiful just like you!!! I definitely think a home reflects the people that live there. I still am hoping that I will get to come visit you some time before my parents move to Oklahoma. We just haven't gone to their home in a while....they always come here.

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  14. This little glimpse into your home tells me you love to be surrounded with memory's, things, and people that make you happiest! An interesting thought, to look at your home through others eyes. Thanks!

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  15. Good morning Sheila, I arrived home from Atlanta late yesterday. I spent four days helping my sisters move their antique business next door to a nicer location. What an exhausting project, but I so loved being with my two youngest sisters. Their whole mall is moving and it is huge. I will post about it later this week.

    I adored all of your favorite things that tell the story of what you are all about. Our treasures definitely tell a story about us. I admire you and your musical. crafty, love of olden things so very much. I am sorry that when I took piano lessens that I never kept it up. Such is life.

    I scrolled down to see your previous post. Lovely gifts for a lovely person. Enjoy them.

    I am so glad your garage sale went well. Now rest up. A job well done.

    Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

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  16. I just love you! Everything you have shown from your home, I have in my home! We feel the same about a lot of things dear to the heart, I think thats neat! I would love to visit at your home, I know I would love it... and you! Thanks for sharing your heart, come say hi :D

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  17. I would love to pay a visit to your lovely, inviting home. I'm sure it is warm and welcoming.
    It's very pleasing to the eye with all your beautiful things.

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  18. Oh, Shelia...you have such a lovely home and all those things tell a bit of a story about who you are. I do know that all the things you show only add to the sweetness of you! I am sure you use all those items to make any guest, and your family, feel right at home! We are so blessed!

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  19. Hi Sheila, I love all your special and cherished treasures around your home. They do reflect upon you as a romantic, sentimentalist,faithful,charming and dear sweet person.

    I love the shutters in your sunporch with the sconces filled with greens. I love this idea, and have a spot to create this too.
    Your piano is a favorite, as I have mine front and center in my Living room and it is the first thing you see entering that room.

    That note song has always been one of my favorites.
    Thank you for stopping by today. So sweet to see you.
    Have a wonderful week.
    p.s. I thought this month got away from me when I saw your date of Oct.26th for this post.(FYI) Too cute!!
    Blessings, Celestina Marie

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  20. That you have created a home that includes special accessories that make you happy and those who visit.
    I always wanted to play piano and I never did learn. I guess you're never to old, right. Your home is lovely just like you.

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  21. GM Pickle I think I would notice first how special you are dear friend...and then I would be running all over looking at your house without you even noticing I was doing it ha ha!! Love your home my friend...great post again...May you have a great day Picklepoo...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  22. What a fabulous post and wonderful pictures.....What great treasures....you bless me...and brighten my day

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  23. Sheila...I see love, love, and more love in your home and that is you my friend! Just gorgeous!! I could have used you the last three months with my long, long...living room redo!!

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  24. Your home says to me....love! That's what I always feel when I come for a visit~

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  25. Wish I could actually come in for a visit; I know I would be so very comfortable! I love that song sung by John Denver. He was one of my favorites. hugs, Sue

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  26. I adore that first photo of the piano keys! Very striking. I think your home says that you are full of fun and personality. You have a soft spot for things that hold memories from another time. That you are a pet lover and very giving. That you hold much love in your heart, and it embraces all who enter your home.
    Brenda

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  27. You always share the sweetest things. I think my favorite are the metal tole ware.

    Tag, your it. Come on over to my blog and pick up an award. http://nittanyinspirations.blogspot.com/2009/10/over-top-award-and-survey.html

    I am also having a give away for my 100th post at
    http://nittanyinspirations.blogspot.com/2009/09/100th-post-give-away.html

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  28. We would think look at that cute Shelia who we love just because she is so special... Your post today was great.... I really enjoyed it and as always love all of your treasures. Have fun my sweet friend!

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  29. I would feel so greatful that you have shared apart of your gifted musical self with me. I would want to hear each and every story about your interesting pieces that you surely have lovingly collected over the years. Then I would think that you a dear woman that uses her God given talents to create a home for her beloved family and friends.

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  30. Sheila, I think those things do, indeed, reveal these very traits about you. I also think that your sweet things show that you have a big heart. That's one of your finest attributes, among so many good ones! :-)

    Love you...

    Sheila

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  31. What a fun idea to post about all the special treasures in your home that you cherish. That clock is really so special with memories of both your grandma and husband. Your piano is what I most associate with you and your whimsical collection of Chloe Dawn items tells me how tender hearted you are. Your home is very welcoming and you are a delight to visit!

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  32. G'eve Shelia ~

    Awesome write ... beautiful, comfortable, serene ... welcoming.

    Have a warm snuggly eve. TTFN ~Marydon

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  33. I love this post- it is a great way to get to know a little bit more about you.You are such a sweetie!
    Your home is lovely too!
    Take care,
    Carolyn

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  34. Hello Shelia;; Oh what a great post, I really enjoyed reading it and looking at your lovely photos.. now you have me thinking about my home says about me.... and now I get to know you a bit more... love that.. what a sweetie you are.... have a great week.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  35. Great post...such lovely items owned by a lovely person!

    Jane

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  36. Wonderful post! I love to see the things that people treasure and hold dear!
    And I love how you view your gift of music and how you use it to Praise! Beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing yourself!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  37. Lovely post, Sheila, loved it..
    Is it ok to love a post??:) as you would say..
    As for the eyes growing on the potatoes, the better to see you with..lol
    They won't last that long. I make a lot of soup to give away..
    Now if you lived near, you could sing for your supper!

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  38. Ooooh, I enjoyed this post so much!! The photography is beautiful and I loved getting to know you through each of those lovely items! Your house must be gorgeous!

    Katherine

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  39. O, I did enjoy this beautiful postingness. And, I know, without a shadow of a doubt that i would feel so welcome and at home in your beautiful home.

    As for the weather there..I was born in Dallas and left at age 7 when my mom and dad divorced (*tears still form after all these years)...I visited my dad there every summer and I can so remember how H.O.T. and H.U.M.I.D. it got...oh, my..i have so many fond memories and stories of my times in Dallas...maybe it's the makings of a MEMORY POST....ya think?
    xo bj

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  40. I linked to you in my Wednesday post...hope you don't mind some teasing....I do agree that our homes reflect who we are. Each room I decorate and each item I place is done with a lot of thought and love!

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  41. Hi Sheila
    Yes your home does look so very welcoming. I enjoyed seeing all your lovely treasures today. I am sure your new grand child will love visiting Grandma's lovely home.
    Lindsay
    x

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  42. Yes, your home is welcoming. Everything about YOU is welcoming. :) You have the sweetest treasures.

    Thanks for your sweet words about our Molly :)

    Hugs~ J

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  43. Hi Sweet Shelia, all your pictures of your home are so lovely. The thing I have always noticed about you is your kindness and your upbeat attitude. You are a joy, dear one.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

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  44. Good morning my friend, what a darling inspirational post. I'll keep this one in the back of my mind..and may borrow the idea. Thanks for swinging by and seeing little "ole" me...I'll pass your wonderful words on to my Bailey. Hope all is well your way..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  45. Oh Sheila,
    What a beautiful post!! So fun to see all of your lovely and cherished things! Your very creative and it really shows! Thanks for sharing, Cindy

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  46. What a neat post, Shelia! I love your little match box. That is too adorable. Your home really does reflect you as a person!!!

    Justine :o )

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  47. Oh Sheila...I just love all the little pieces of you!!! I love you!!! You are just the sweetest thing ever...this is the most charming post!!!

    You are always so up beat and warm...always making everyone feel better about themselves and life...thank you dear one!!!

    Your love of life wonderful!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  48. Shelia, I love this post. And, I know your home would tell me that you are someone with an appreciation for special things and special memories - and that you are someone to love - and I do love you.

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  49. Your home has lots of personality which is what I strive for in my home also. You have some beautiful treasures!

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  50. Hi Sweet Sheila, Just had to stop back by to view your pretties once again. I just love how your piano looks and you have inspired me to showcase mine more.
    Your blog is a lovely source of inspirtaion and encouragement. Thank you so much!!

    Thanks for stopping by today. It is always an honor to see you.
    Blessings, Celestina Marie

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  51. I love your TT today Shelia, but I ADORE this post most of all.
    I would feel sooooo at home in your surroundings.
    No doubt in my mind.
    Love you dear friend.
    Love Claudie
    oxoxoxo

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  52. I think that folks would think she's an awesome decorator!

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)