Welcome to What Meegan Makes today. I am honored to have been asked by Porch.com for me to share things that make my house a home.
I am excited to share my happy place and…
Things That Make My House A Home
I love these book shelves for many reasons. The first is the colors, blue and white. (And, yes, I painted them myself.)
The other reason is the many special memories and experiences on them. I am all about having memorable pieces in our home. They bring me happiness and joy.
This unique and gorgeous gold vase was a Mother’s day gift from one of our daughters. Filling it with green and blue marbles makes me think of ocean water and the beach. One of my other favorite places.
I am also a collector of shells. I have many from all around the world.
My youngest son brought this back from Bermuda, just for me. Isn’t it beautiful?
Having the nests on my bookshelves is vital. They are both from a hummingbird that lived on the deck of my mother-in-law’s home. At the time, my mother-in-law had cancer; and she would look out on her deck every morning to see “Flo” (That’s what she named her) nesting and taking care of her babies. She told me that seeing “Flo” everyday gave her the will to live. As you can probably tell, I LOVE these nests for so many reasons.
This statuette was a gift from another daughter for my a birthday.
She has rested on the bookshelves ever since. It is a good reminder of what is important.
My Hubby and I enjoy the ocean. The sand, the smells, the sky, fresh air and the birds that glide above the beach. This glass vase is a perfect reminder of wonderful times with family and friends.
Having these two pictures above the shelves reminds us of those we love.
The picture on the left is my FATHER at age 3 yrs. Funny story: His mother was hoping for a girl after two sons, so she grew his hair long until he started school.
The picture on the right is my mother-in-laws high school senior picture. Don’t you love how they use to color black and white photos of the 1940’s?
The piece of coral and lava rock from our visit to Maui is another beautiful memory Hubby and I shared together.
The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam was a book that Hubby’s grandfather read out of while he was “courting” his fiance’ in her “parlor”. He would quote poems and read to her every night. Isn’t that so sweet?
This shelf makes me smile many times over. Not only was the clock given to me by one of our sons, but this is where our high school yearbooks and baby books rest. We have fun looking at how young we once were, and how styles, fashion, and people have changed.
Filling our bookshelves with mementos of vacations, gifts, and precious memories is something I have always done.
It’s the Things That Make My House A Home.
It gives me a feeling of love and comfort.
I would love to hear what you have in your home that gives you that same feeling. Is it mementos, pictures or gifts?
Thank you Porch.com for inviting me to share my happy place, or the things that make my house a home. I am looking forward to working with them in the near future and often.
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