Thursday, June 3, 2010

What I Love About My House

Inspired by Grace and Janice who have written lovely posts about the happiest aspects of their homes here is my attempt at turning my head from the imperfections of our home and focusing on the things I love about it.

Our house is like an old auntie or grandmother who always is happy to see you. She might have been beautiful once, but now her beauty is more than skin deep. She welcomes all who come here whether people, birds or flowers and all are encouraged to spread their wings and put up their feet. It is a sacred place where certain guests are not invited, such as television for example. Good smells come from the kitchen and the garden. Books are stacked up in all sorts of places waiting their turn to be read, knitting projects await attention in many corners and baskets. Flowers are always welcome and left to engulf whatever they are growing on. Fires warm and uplift spirits from the old fireplace all winter long and the back porch beacons with its sea view and sunshine all summer.


  1. hello,

    what i'm loving about your blog, pink roses, wisteria, your gorgeous garden, your view, your home, your ability to knit beautifully, your love of baking...did i leave anything out?

    thank you for your lovely comments. i wasn't able to find you name anywhere or your exact location. but i'm glad you found me!


  2. You have a very beautiful and welcoming home! Whenever I visit I feel totally at home there - I could stay forever, but my family might have something to say about it, and eventually you would!

    Seriously though, it is beautiful - I love the old cozy feel of it. As you said like a dear old auntie or granny - and they always make you feel welcome and want to give you a big hug!

  3. Greetings!
    I am following your blog as I found it through the Gardener's Cottage.
    I read all the archival posts and enjoy them.
    Great bones to your home and garden...lovely and fresh...I see that you live in BC as well!

  4. What a lovely home you have and I'm so glad you joined in with a "What I love about my home" post. Your home looks so cozy and welcoming. I love the hooks on the back of the kitchen door, the amazing view from your deck, and that your bedroom looks like a tree-house.

    I'm going to collect all the "I love my house" posts together with links to them so everyone can enjoy everyone else's home.

  5. Beautiful! I loved reading this. Your home sounds wonderful and I'm so glad you appreciate it. Your garden is gorgeous. Have a great week!

  6. Your home is gorgeous, and your bedroom - divine! Thanks so much for popping in to my blog, because now I've found yours too. Now following as well. K xx

  7. I love the look of your home, inside and out. What a gorgeous bedroom you have..I think it's perfect.

  8. I love your little cottage, and welcome to the blog world! Oh, to have that view.

  9. so pretty!! I love the blue and white and spaciousness of the bedroom. Love the homey feel of the kitchen. Love all the windows, arches, etc. Nice homey home. I have also shown my home this week, so drop by with some tea or coffee! Mine is not on the nannykim blog but on my cottage blog here: