When the incredibly creative Kate with Centsational Girl invited her blog followers to a link party, I just had to join in. It struck such a cord with me. Kate’s theme was “Mom’s cave”. My house is not exactly small, but even so, there is not one inch of the house that is not being used by hubby, 3 young kids, 2 cats, a fluffy hamster and a ton on visitors — young and old. (OH NO! I just realize that I missed the party by a day! I am an idiot… Oh well, I am posting it anyway).
The only place, and I really mean ONLY, I can claim as my very own is not a room but a small corner in the house. The corner next to my bed side. No one in the family dares to even get close to my sacred spot.
Here I surround myself with things that make me happy and content. I keep things organized and uncluttered. Call me crazy, but it feels heavenly and actually rewarding to have a spot where you can reclaim your power! I whole heartedly recommend it.
There you have it. My “Mom’s corner”. Nothing big, nothing extraordinare. But all mine and very special to me.
(To see what the chest looked like before I painted it – go here).
Now over to something else.
From my corner of the room I have full view of yet another chest. But this one is a good quality empire chest from Paris and it will not get so much as a simple polish! On it, I keep two precious and sentimental things from two special men who taught me what true love means. My father (who passed away when I was 14) and my husband.
The lamp on the chest used to be in my father’s home office. I believe it is from the 50’s. Isn’t it handsome? Just like he was.
Next to the lamp is an Italian lecturn from the 18th century with a framed calligraphy text which my huband presented me with on our 5th anniversary.
Let me just say that I married a really good man. But romantic he is not. So imagine my surprise when I found out that he had commissioned a professional calligraphy expert to artfully hand write our “song”. The very classic jazz tune by legendary Duke Ellington — “In a Sentimental Mood”.
A little bit of a Mom’s cave and a little bit of sentiment. I hope you don’t mind me sharing.
Hugs to you all and happy rest of the week!