I hope you are well, and finding the blessings in each day.
I am grateful that our family is healthy, and following the conditions set forth (whether we agree with certain rules, or not) by the people in authority during this pandemic.
I was just over at Diana's @Nana Diana Takes a Break, and her post was wonderful!
She asks what happened to all of the "trendy projects" we used to work on for our homes.
I realized that, in my haste to have my décor "fit in" during those earlier days of blogging, I would try to make, or find something that would keep my home "up to date" with the other blogger's homes and décor.
My home has basically been considered "shabby".
Lots of whites, and Racheal Ashwell linens.
Architectural pieces, antiques, and reproductions.
Vintage, vintage, and vintage everywhere!!
Chippy and worn pieces throughout the cottage.
It's basically the same.
I've added pieces over the years, and then purged things.
Always having shabby clutter everywhere!!!
The thing I learned over the years is to stay true to yourself.
If you love something, and can afford it, get it!! From the smallest piece of ribbon or lace, to an old table that makes your heart smile.
Surround yourself with the things that bring joy.
If you want photos of your family on a whole wall of your living room...hang them! Who cares if it's "in". If it's "you", than do it!!
During this time of being at home for weeks, I realized what was needed to make me feel comfortable, and grateful.
What I see as a treasure, someone else might see as "not necessary". That's okay. It's all in how you view what's around you.
It doesn't really matter to me if someone likes, or dislikes my home. What matters to me is how my family feels when they walk in the door. Do they see ME? Do they know what I stand for? Do they feel welcome and loved? Do they understand that I know this is all just my temporary dwelling, and my REAL home is with our Father?
My focus used to be the here, and now......Things have changed.
Even my blog posts have changed.
My focus isn't what is "on trend" in décor.....it's what is important concerning eternity.