We carried home a nice assortment of family heirlooms after a visit to Daniel's grandparents' house last summer, including the 1913 wedding certificate of Daniel's great grandparents. Dated January 15, 1913, it's the oldest personal historical item we own. I love everything about it: lovers on a calm sea at sunset, the little cherub, floralia … Continue reading at home: heirloom marriage certificate
Finally, a post about the library. It took me forever to arrange and re-arrange and add furniture and put up artwork in just the right way. I didn't feel satisfied with the overall look until two weeks ago, when I moved the cube shelf we used to have in the living room onto the bookshelf … Continue reading home tour: The Library
The tree is up, adorned with an assortment of ornaments, old and new. Our most prized ones are from Ten Thousand Villages, a Mennonite-founded company that provides jobs to artisans around the world at a fair wage. The tree topper is 1970s Hallmark.
When you look at this room, try to picture the dining area directly behind it and the kitchen to the right. The "living room" is actually part of the Great Room, which includes the dining room, the mouse cage/desk/storage area, and even the refrigerator. The living room has been complete in most ways since a … Continue reading home tour: The Living Room