Meet House. That’s my house’s name. I bought it a year ago, and after a lot of major updates and maintenance work, it’s finally feeling like the wonderful haven that it is.
As a brief introduction, I wanted to share a few of my favorite corners. Decorating the house as a whole is a slow, methodical process – House will never be “done” – but it’s fun to have a few corners that feel just right.
My kitchen is bright, with lots of yellow gadgets and supplies – and, of course, lemon-shaped things.
My dining room hutch houses my around-the-world beer glass collection, and the top holds an assortment of treasures: Hornsea cream and sugar vessels from a UK boot sale; my vintage Nähkaste (sewing box) from Hamburg; and the incredible Disneyland It’s a Small World trashcan salt/pepper shaker.
My bedroom has an awkward vent that ends halfway up the wall, but I added a wooden board to transform it into a deliberate shelf for displaying happy things (and catching my never-ending pile of hairties).
Of course, my (new!!) sewing machine lives in one of the happiest corners, replete with a window and old-lady lace curtains.
So far home ownership is all about the little things, like the gray sewing room walls I’ve always wanted or the late-night picture hanging without worrying about waking the neighbors.
Do you have any favorite corners in your home? Happy collections or cozy reading nooks?