a peaceful home | day six
by christina britt lewis
photography by angela statzer
some people find peace in home improvement projects and love working on their homes on the weekends. i'm grateful for those people because their blogs inspire me and give me new ideas for clients. but we are not those people.
we find peace in long lazy weekends full of glorious nothingness.
if you knock on our door on a weekend afternoon you will most likely find us still in our pj's, eating raspberry pancakes and sipping our third cup of coffee in our dated kitchen. if we are in town. weekends on islands are also something we prefer to home improvement.
so maybe it's laziness or maybe it's frugality or maybe it's contentment, but we don't spend time shopping for new things. we make do with what we have. happily. a mix of dining chairs and a bench that we have had for 20ish years. a too shiny dining table that i designed and had built way back when shiny was cool. a tarnished silver plate that i found in a box in the attic. the danish modern credenza from the home where i grew up...which i sorta hated and hid in our bedroom until i saw one just like it for a ton of moolah at abc home in nyc...
now i wish i didn't drop the door the day we moved in. not because it bothers me. but because when i'm gone and the boys haul it off to antique roadshow they are going to have to hear how much it WOULD be worth if their mom had not smashed the dang thing. i feel sorta bad about that.
my grandparent's wedgewood china collected dust in those little cabinets on top of the refrigerator for years before i thought to hang it on the wall. makes me so happy to see it every day. made me even happier to see it inspire myquillyn smith, creative force behind nesting place and all things #31days. she called our home soulful...such a lovely compliment from such a lovely person.
george makes do with the same bowls we use and he seems to be getting along just fine.
maybe you don't need more stuff. maybe everything you need to make your home feel finished and peaceful is in a box in your attic or in your parent's basement or in the little cabinet on top of your refrigerator. all together now...
what you don't have, you don't need it now...it's a beautiful day.
this is one day of a 31 day series about living in a peaceful home.
click here to read the rest of the series.
peace be with you,
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