Welcome in this month of love, charity, hearts, roses, glitter glue, and a few less days to get through.
Do you love your home? It may not be the castle you dreamt up when you were still missing your two front teeth, but have you taken matter into your own hands and created a space that gives you comfort and warm fuzzy feelings inside?
The only perfection happening in our home, is that it is perfectly lived in. So the best way for me to create an atmosphere that stays in harmony with my toothless-age dreams, is to make certain that what surrounds us is both useful, and makes us happy.
I find this statement to be filled with truth. The things in our homes that don’t belong there are a “burden”, and this burden is added to :“whoever has to care for them”-that would be me, who either cares for or directs the care of the things in our home.
To make our home be in accord with the spirit of cheerfulness, it takes removing of those “superfluous articles” and replacing them with useful beautiful things.
We learn by further reading in this section of the Handbook of Domestic Science (see graphic above for full reference) that we should observe:
…those times in the world’s history when it was consciously sought to make the common things of life beautiful; when the potter, the carver, the metal worker, the weaver, the embroiderer were all artists in their way.
Interesting that May Haggenbotham should mention “the weaver”. I just so happen to be dabbling in the art of weaving-no realm in the fiber arts shall escape me! harharharhar…..
The most recent ornament I created for our home just so happens to be this cozy rug:
It was made on a very simple loom called a “peg loom”, that we built here at home. A mix of cotton print and denim scrap fabric make up the weft. As an experiment I used some jute string for the warp. It turned out pretty good, and my husband is happy to have something warm for his feet to land on in the early morning and for his knees to have a soft place for prayer at night on his side of the bed.
What will you make to show that your home is cherished? Do you need to fill a box with “burdens” and haul it off to your local donation center? I find it easiest to have a box or bag handy every time I clean a room: immediate removal = instant bliss.
Love the Home you Live in. Make it full of glitter and love like your toothless-age dream castle!
Be a Butterfly!
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