10.10.2009

it's okay... you can take a peek inside...






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sometimes i just like to go around and take pictures of some favorite nooks and corners in my home... my haven... my shelter from the "storm"... my favorite place to go when it's cold outside... or too hectic and loud... or even ruthless. so i just wanted to give you a glimpse of what i call home.

mostly i love the light in my home throughout the day. in the morning, it comes brightly into my bathroom and dining room. in the evening, it casts a warm glow into my living room and the bedroom.

i treasure my home and many of the things in it. not in a materialistic way. we don't own the house we live in. and most of the things in it are hand-me-downs or second-hand purchases, so there are not a lot of expensive things. but i treasure what i have done with it and what i get out of it. when it is clean and organized and simple, i feel the most... well, the most at home.

and it is a place where i can completely be me. the real me under the layers and barriers we put on before we go out into that world. i'm truly grateful to have such a home.

in my bedroom, i have a photocopy of a page from one of my favorite books displayed in a leather frame that is worn and weathered and perfect. on the page the author pictures an old-english-like calligraphy work of something written by an unknown author under which she wrote "words i aspire to". i aspire to them also, which is why i hung them on my wall. here is what the calligraphy work says:

"humility is perpetual quietness of heart. it is to have no trouble. it is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. it is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when i am blamed or despised; it is to have a blessed home in myself where i can go in and shut the door and kneel to my Father in secret and be at peace, as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and about is trouble."

i simply love this.

{have a happy weekend, everyone. saturday morning, i'm off to nature day 2009. can't wait! i'll certainly write and share pics on that later. here is what i wrote and the photos i posted from nature day 2008. and sunday i'll be staying in. and i look forward to it! it's supposed to snow! see you for sooc sunday.}

15 comments:

Liss said...

Oh your house is simply beautiful. I adore the birds in your dining room.

Have fun at nature day.

beth said...

have a blast....but yikes stay warm !

I just looked at your 2008 nature day photos.... and i just took almost the exact same photo of that box elder bug on the milkweed pod on my walk at the park the other day that you have....

i had no idea they were milkweed pod lovers and you will be amazed when I share my photo and you see it...you will take a double look thinking, that's mine isn't it ???

Dani said...

is it seriously supposed to snow? i love that quote and the way you describe your place. i'm sitting on the couch, catching up on some bloggage thinking about how there are places in my house that make me feel like i'm in that haven. good start to my saturday morning, except for the snow part.

S. Etole said...

lovely home ... lovely visit ... lovely you {and lovely hanging pot in the bathroom} ... there is snow on the ground here this morning

Athena. said...

what a lovely idea!
I love the kitchen shot,
xx

maccandace said...

Snow, are you kidding?!?!?!?! Awfully early for that, it seems.

I love seeing into people's homes, must be the voyeur in me. Guess that's why I'm also hooked on HGTV.

Brittany said...

I love having things that are handy downs, or even things where I wasn't the first owner of. It makes them have a history. Something behind it. Kind of like there own little story. Good post :) And I love the quote you have. I'm sharing your blow with my friends! When I read your words and look at your pictures it gives me a few minutes of peace. Very lovely.

Brittany said...

I meant to say 'blog' on my last post.. Sorry!!

Steve Gravano said...

Terrific vignettes of your world. They give me a good glimpse of who you are.
I also love the quote, what book did it appear it?

georgia b. said...

steve, i could not reply via e-mail, so i'm answering your comment question here. it is from a book called "shabby chic"--a book about decorating with flea market vintage finds. it was just a random little quote the author added on one of the pages.

Lisa said...

i love the photos of your home. you have a beautiful home! you have such a knack with interior design! i love it. you inspire me. :)

and. that quote. it's beautiful. i'd like to aspire to that too. :)

Steve Gravano said...

Thanks Georgia.

~Hurricane B~ said...

I love your new header. Your lights in your bathroom are soo cool. Your home def looks like a haven. It doesnt matter what the price is..or if you own it. It is YOURS..and it is beauitful..like you.

spread your wings said...

your home is beautiful and i'm so glad you let us peek in.
light is so important in a home. i love mine for the same reasons

Joy said...

Your home does look very calm and peacful. I love being at home also... my refuge from the world.