Sunday, December 6, 2009

My Place And Yours: Wherever I Lay My Hat …

This week, Myrtle and Eunice is our Theme Queen and she wants to know what object you would take wherever you roam, because it makes your house feel like a home? OMG How on earth am I supposed to choose one or a few things from this house that truly signify home? The cupboards are bulging, the walls, every flat surface and even a lot of the floor are covered in treasures that I am sure make my home what it is. So I have walked around all weekend thinking and looking and have narrowed it down just a little

Yes you have seen Machicho before, she is my baby. Not the prettiest, probably the naughtiest and most certainly the most loved!

And Maggie, my sweet girl who talks to me and fights machicho every night for a place on my lap.


These two have been hanging around with me most of my life and still sit on a chair in my bedroom. They are getting on a bit now, Teddy is in his late 40's and has a few repairs over the years. Miss M above has tried to remove Teddie's nose and I haven't got around to repairing it yet. My 'floppy' doll still has all her clothes except the bonnet and is also in her 40's. Pity we couldn't age as well as her!!!



And there is the collection of 'Poms" my son David wrote for me when he was younger. He gave me one every Christmas and I have framed them and hung them on my bedroom wall. This one has photos of all the kids around it so has even more reminders for me.
Of course all the photo albums, my handmade quilts and my collections- especially the Violets!!Then there are my Vintage brooches, some were my Grandmother's, some were Mums and others the kids have given me. The Vintage furniture, kitchen collectibles.....it just goes on and on really. Whoops nearly forgot the sewing machine, don't know how 'cause I use it every day!!!  But the pictured four would have to be my first choices. What about the kids you ask?? Well two have left home, one is going and I wish sometimes the fourth one was going too. So even though our children do make my house a home, we have entered the next stage of life, learning to make a home without them in it. Maybe thats why my two M's (sorry suzanne) are so very very important to me now. 
 

9 comments:

Two Tuesdays said...

A collection of 'Poms'; that is so sweet!

Redness said...

I agree ... so hard to choose, totally beautiful post. Life is bliss. xo

Dave said...

very nice jackie

jo so and sew said...

yes, pets definitely make a home...they look sweet!

This girl said...

Oh come now, Machicho is so pretty! I love my doggies so much, I don't think including them would have been fair :)

The Back Shed said...

But pets are part of our home and definitely should be included!!!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Our pets are our companions. I can't imagine life without my collection of misfits! M and M are adorable pets!

I agree that it's the vintage items that truly make a house feel homey. Gives a sense of history and coziness!

Sandra Eterovic said...

Your things are all so incredibly special. I have fallen in love with that little dog, she is a real sweetie!

Quilary said...

Like you I don't think I could nominate any one object - 'things' and memories really are tied up together.