I think that's why I have always dreamed of having a comfortable, cozy, country-like HOME. One people love to visit. A home where anyone and everyone is always welcome, never needing an invitation and always having one. I wanted a house we could grow into a home. This house would grow roots over time (and it already has started!) - and would develope a personality of it's own.
We were finally blessed to be able to purchase our own home this past winter. Long story short - the house we bought had slipped from our hands several times over the past 3 years and we had wondered many times if God was telling us it wasn't meant to be, or if he was seeing how long and how hard we'd fight for it. We fought (and prayed) and waited (and prayed) and cried (well at least I cried) (and prayed) and it happened.
Sorry for the winter picture. Time for a new summer one SOON!
And since that day, I've been slowly getting ideas, finding new pictures, mirrors, and ways to decorate - all within a very tight "budget" if you will... (thrift stores, garage sales, and by painting old furniture).
But - I'm stuck on a bench. I thought I found it once - but when I saw the price tag I KNEW I hadn't! It will live in the main floor hallway up against the wall beneath the mirror with the coat hooks - it will be a shallow bench - but it will be a tall bench - with a back - and maybe the seat will lift up and I can store things under it. It will be barn red and NOT new looking.
So if anyone out there has one for sale... I'm interested!!
I'm learning so much about myself even after being a homeowner for such a short time and can't wait to see where we're at this time next year! Heck - I wonder if I'll have my bench!?!?!?!