My House, My Home

hat makes my house my home? It's all the little things... The obvious things are the living beings within the home, regardless of whether they are people or pets. However, there are a lot of other things that truly make my home feel cozy, comforting and inviting to me. The things that make me smile when I walk in the door at the end of a long day.

The heart of my home, like many others is my kitchen. I've posted about my kitchen, complete with pictures. It's all the little scandinavian touches that can instantly transport me back to my mother's kitchen or my Amma's kitchen. Especially since many of them resided in their kitchen's in the past.

The short list of items that make my house my home:

my family and puppies
my photographs
my grandmother's paintings
my childhood dolls, handmade or handed down to me, now Kirsten's
my grandfather's fairy tales
my bust of a young woman from the same aunt
my rosemaling pieces
my copper pieces

Replaceable, but still very much a part of me:
my books
my music
my china
my plants