First, the pictures. Here's the sweetest little night table I have ever seen, and it's now in my posession. (And hey, that's the duvet cover from Frenchy's I posted about a little while ago!)
The quince branches have these tiny little leaves emerging! They're so small and delicate... I can't wait for the flowers to appear!
This is the polished table my last post was about. We also have (not pictured) three leaves and an extra leg with it, along with two captain's chairs, one of which needs one new arm. Perfect for having lots of people over. Adam's been saying that we need to have a big potluck with our friends, and now we have a table large enough to serve the purpose!
Home. Home is a huge concept to me. I love spending time at home, making it comfortable and livable and cozy and friendly and welcoming and just enjoying being here. (Speaking of which, it's a snow day today - the snow is supposed to begin any time now and turn to ice pellets and rain tonight. Mmmmm, cozy!) People's homes say a lot about them, and you get an immediate sense when you enter someone's home if it's one of those friendly welcoming places, one of those sterile plastic-y disinfected locales, one of those medicinal-smelling senior's homes, or one of those places you don't really want to breathe in because you're afraid of what might be floating in the air. Being welcomed into someone else's home and really feeling at home is a wonderful and rare thing. We have a couple of friends who will soon be moving away, and their house is one of those places. They're doing a lot of work on the house before they sell it, and have been so kind as to give us any furniture and other things we were interested in (they're not taking anything with them). My hope is that their 'stuff' will serve not only useful purposes in our home, but will add more of that friendliness and sense of relaxation to our space. So as much as I enjoy the stuff because it's lovely, there's a smidge of sadness because they'll be leaving, and a smidge of warm fuzzies because it's an extension of them which is now a part of us.