Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I've lived in this house for three and a half years. Recently, I've been making and arranging things, searching for beauty. Not because Anthropologie or Pottery Barn says so, but because I think it's beautiful.

Some of it's old, some of it's new.
Some of it is from other countries, and some of it is from the backyard.

It's a work in progress, but I love looking around our home and loving what I see.


My dad made the shelf out of a tree that used to be just out of my bedroom window when I was a little girl. I'm not a knickknack-y person, but I do love having this space to put small things I love.

Isn't that shelf beautiful?! The tulip broke off in the storm last night. The print is titled Fashion Show by the Ethiopian artist, Zerihun Seyoum. In the shadow box is an antique spoon rest. I do enjoy a good spot of tea from time to time.

Cupcakes from our wedding.

Living Room

Print from Kenya. My dad made the frame out of cherry wood. The flowered candle holders are from our honeymoon in Costa Rica. The marble elephant is from India.

Changing Room (I wish I had something lovelier to call it)

Silhouette from A Happy Exchange. Brad made the cork board.

Prints from A Happy Exchange.

Girls' Bedroom

Chinese art from my years working for an international adoption agency.

Chinese lanterns instead of a mobile.

Wordish Wednesday


Kelley said...

So many great photos! Have a super week.

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I love the Chinese lantern "mobiles"!

My dad is an artist (and an architect), and I am proud to say I don't have any stock prints hanging on my walls. Of course for many years that meant I had some pretty bare walls, as we filled them bit by bit. :)

Since the girls were born, though, part of me wishes I had more wall I could hang pictures of them in every room. :)

Twinside Out said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing these pictures. I love that you have decorated with items that have special meaning to you. Walls may build a house but it's stuff like this that builds a home. :-)

Michelle Life Buy The Beach said...

What a wonderful thing your Dad made you...from a tree outside your childhood room. It almost made me cry. I love the cork board too. Next on my project list.

Jen said...

Just came across your blog and wanted to say hi :)
Your twins are ADORABLE!!!!!!
I have twin girls too, Grace & Faith.

Love all the decorations you posted and how special or their meaning to you :)

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Adorable little twins! And I LOVE everything you took photos of in your house!! Happy WW!

Tracey(thefertilitydaily) said...

I love the twins' photo on the blog cover...holding the blush brush as if to say Huh?! too cute!
The shelf from the tree is so meaningful. I love that stuff. And as an IVF mom, I too, plaster my house with tons of big awesome photos of the kids.
Came here from blog hop ICLW #156