And many others. If you are interested you will find more *here.*
Well everything at the haven comes with a little story. This is mine.
Many years ago, my mother acquired a picture from the flea market. She liked the frame and planned to use it for some family photo or the other. When I saw it, I asked her to please consider leaving it as it was. She agreed and came to enjoy it very much.
A few weeks ago, when my sister was first cleaning out our parents' home, she asked me what I might want. Now I have many things from my parents over the years. In fact, my house is full of things from their home. I did not "need" one other thing. *My one request was for a picture from my mother's bedroom wall.
It is not the lovely, even provocative, girl with the Great Dane nor the hunters heading into the woods. I'll just show you...
Yes, well, welcome to my office! It is right beside the sofa where I can conduct my many business affairs throughout the day and where I have tucked the illustration. It is a numbered print named Home...Be it Ever So Humble. There's a whole lot going on and a whole lot of sappy wonderfulness: a grandfather welcoming his toddling granddaughter, a father cheering his little girl on, as she is barely walking, a mother standing by, a sweet vintage car, the home with window boxes and soft glow emanating from the windows. Toss in a waterfall and a bridge and a full moon and you've got yourself a picture. And let's not forget the family pet with puppies!
You will also note a photo of Cheryl's family (of Thinking About Home) resting against the grands' photo. I am keeping it out to remind me to pray. You can learn the particulars by visiting *Creekside Cottage.*
* My sister did not listen to me. One thing became so much stuff in this wee haven. My life's work could be the curating of it all. =/