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Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring - Coming into Focus


There is nothing like watching winter's sweet surrender, which I have been gladly doing the last several days.  The snow, that inundated us literally the day after we moved, is finally retreating in slow and muddy strides.  I am eager to throw open the curtains of my living room to let in the long and warm rays of sunshine that are now lasting well into the evening.  Its amazing how one simple object, like this vase full of daffodils I bought the other day that is now in full bloom, can change the whole mood of the room.  Not only that, but its one of the few seasonal touches around the house that make the house feel like home.

Moving in dead winter has proven to be one of the most difficult to deal with ordeals.  Our new house doesn't quite feel like a home, even three months later.  So much has been left unadorned and plain.  The same curtains and rugs the former owner left are still in place.  Cream colored walls mock me with their drabness as they seem to close in around me.  This vase of flowers is like a bright shiny beacon, pushing back the walls and reassuring me that, while I may sorely miss my Cabin in the woods, I can still make this little house a home.  

It's been quite the internal struggle if you can't tell, but that seems to be changing...
Thank God.


One little thing at a time and it will all slowly come into focus. 

8 comments:

24atheart said...

Isn't that the story of life, though? Step by step things seem to get clearer and clearer. I guess that is really what "vision" is all about. LOL I have a feeling I'm going to be going thru this very thing very soon. I truly love this house and know that not much will compare in my eyes. But if moving is the thing to do, then it's the thing to do and having vision will be the help I need to make it!

Love the texturing on this photo. Beautiful!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Love how you brought the daffodils into focus. Just wait til that little one gets here: that will make your house a home like nothing else can!

Misty Dawn said...

We've been here four years, and the house has been in a constant state of construction, destruction, remodel, and repair since we moved here. Four years later, I still have NO curtains and no pictures on my walls. So, yes, I can truly relate!

Beth said...

We moved in over a year and a half ago and I finally took down the previous owners curtains and hardware and put up my own. We are finally decorating our house to fit us. I've been quite addicted to design blogs lately. They so many tricks to do things cheaply! Soon your house will feel like home, just go buy some new curtains for a jump start ;)

Kerri said...

I enjoyed this entry... life is all about obtaining focus. I loved making our first home into "ours". Now we are living in limbo... maybe you have inspired me to get a paint can out!

Hanah said...

That last picture of the daffodil is beyond GORGEOUS!!! :D
There'll be plenty of time in the summer to paint, and decorate. Plus paint has a pretty tough time drying in temps below 56, and you have to be able to open the windows to breathe. Just think the winter gave you time to figure out what you really want in decor, and color palettes. :) If you still don't know there are tons of decorating blogs to give you ideas. :) Good luck!

Rachel Roushey said...

Love the last photo! Flowers really can just make you feel like your at home and bring with the so many emotions. Both you and my sister-in-law posted photos of flowers which were brought into your homes.....maybe that is telling me something; yet, here I am gearing up for hopefully the last storm of the season. Freezing rain today, 4-8 inches of snow tonight and into tomorrow.

Lauren Michelle said...

There's already pollen where I live. I'm actually grateful for it this year. I was so tired of winter it was about to make me scream and pull my hair out. There is nothing more disappointing than waking up to a cold day when it's supposed to be heading for spring. It's a waiting game that I do not like to play.

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