"Home is where the heart is."
"There is no place like home."
My home is decorated in Early Attic. There is a story that goes with every piece of furniture and every decoration. Sentimental value cannot be insured.
Vintage photographs, gifts from family, treasures uncovered in travel, memories of my childhood and my husband's..
I look at catalogs from IKEA, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn and I enjoy seeing things that mix and match to create an aura of this period of time. However not one item from those catalogs would match the decor in my home.
A favorite story is when my children had friends over and one of the kids ask about a certain piece of furniture. I began a story and my son, in disgust, interrupted with, "Mother is there anything in this house that doesn't have some story connected to it!"
"No son, I don't believe there is."
"I'll bet I can find something here that you won't have a story about."
I took the challenge and we began walking through the house. I had a story about everything he touched.
Finally, out of frustration, he grabbed up a loaf of bread, and said, "Well, you don't have a story to go with this!"
It just so happened my neighbor had been to the store and bought four loaves of bread on special and as a gesture of friendship, had brought me a gift of that loaf of bread.