(old cookbooks from my friend Kara)
“She dreamed up her home, filled it with the abandoned goods of other people’s lives, rejected the perfect housekeeping standards of the woman who lived in it fifty-four years before her, opted for imagination over monotony, overruled perfection for authenticity, and out of necessity accepted her role as ‘housekeeper’, but in spirit is a ‘homemaker’. Home for her is inspired by experience, tastes, and the strong desire to keep memories of everything she does not want to lose. She believes fervently in intimacy and comfort and asserts with her philosophical Russian soul, “that beautiful homes bring up beautiful people, in every sense of the word.”
pg 117, A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life, by Mary Randolph Carter
(wall in my bedroom with little bits and pieces of my heart)
(freshly picked lilacs on a doily made by Great Grandma)
(beautifully messy bookshelf)
(nature art purchased from the antique show, and thrift store)
(latest pages from scrapbook/journal)
lovely, homey sweetness ~ miss you, sweet girl! 🙂
Thank you, Peggy! I’ll hop over to your blog and see what you’re up to. hugs.
I absolutely LOVE that quote! And I love peeks into your home and heart Shanda!
April, you would love the book, too! Maybe your library has it! xo
I love your scrapbook/journal!!
It takes me for.ev.er. to fill up one journal but then they are priceless to me! I intend on giving them to my daughters or granddaughters someday.
Love the quote! How have you been? I miss the little notes since getting off pinterest. I love your little corners! Thanks for sharing! Christina
Love all the little homey things. I would enjoy a go at your bookcase 🙂 Lilacs and Peonies, I always smell and sometimes buy when I see them here at Trader Joes, because we cannot grow them.
I love the scents of those flowers, too. God is so good to give us our senses! Blessings on your day, Jenny!
shanda how do you slow down time to be able to do these little things to express your love for your life? I feel like I barely have time to breathe!