my world

Author: angiem, 05 18th, 2011

The light is so lovely today, that I’ve been walking around snapping photos with my iPhone. I thought I’d share with you a peek into my world, my home, the things that make me happy. I thought long and hard about this because I value my privacy, and the older I get the more paranoid I become about sharing my space. Above is a photo of my kitchen. I love this room. My dad built those slender armoires behind me, years and years ago, and for the longest time they sat in his garage collecting dust and mice. They’re all cleaned out now and used as storage for my innumerable dishes. I have still to replace all the knobs.

My yard is tiny. It’s mostly a patio with an ivy wall, a trellis, and a few flowers. I don’t have a green thumb, although I wish I did. Bugs and worms and the thought of encountering either, has kept me out of the garden for years, which is really okay because my husband and kids love digging. And I love sitting out there and watching them at work. Or just sitting and enjoying the beauty of nature.

You know, I’ve never had a room of my own. Someplace where I could just go and be. Daydreaming, reading, writing, all those things requiring solitude and quiet, I’ve had to perform while interrupted by the spoken thoughts of others. That must be why I love watching my daughter owning her space. She goes in there and shuts the door, and demands that we all stay out.

Thanks, friends, for visiting my world. I hope your week is sunny and warm. Come back on Sunday as I am going to have a great book giveaway.


26 Responses to “my world”

  1. Char Says:

    I’m enchanted by your world! It begs me to step through. That rug is so very beautiful! Is it handmade? Your daughter is precious! Post more pictures Angie!

  2. Michelle @ The True Book Addict Says:

    Love your kitchen! So warm and inviting. :)

  3. Ange Says:

    I have only just got ‘a room of my own’ but the preceding years have taught me that we find our ‘room’ inside of us. That way, no matter where you travel, it is always inside you. Hope you are well lovely Angie. I am once again a less than frequent visitor to blogland, preferring the ‘real world,’ and waiting till I have something of significance to say before I write my own - As you can see, I’m lost for significant words at the moment :)

    Think of you often though


  4. Vicki Archer Says:

    A beautiful world Angie….xv

  5. Corinne Says:

    I love your kitchen… the colors on the floor are spectacular! I had a room of my own when I was growing up (at times… we moved a lot, and at times had to share w/ my brother) and it was heaven. Doing exactly what your daughter does, demanding others stay out :)

  6. Mary Moon Says:

    I love your world.

  7. Susan Deborah Says:

    “Your” world looks dreamy, cozy, lovely and drool worthy. I always attributed the look of the house to its owner and I can see your image being transferred to your home and that is what makes it adorable.

    Joy always,

  8. Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem Says:

    Thanks for sharing your world a little. I do like being nosey and seeing places people live! Love your armoires - they are a great size and I know I could fill them with all kinds of crockery and glassware!

  9. Ani Says:

    Hey Angie! I haven’t visited your blog in a while… but it was relaxing to read your talented writing… I always enjoy your thoughts… The tiny glimpse of your home is lovely! I can’t wait to stop by :-)!

  10. Diane Says:

    That kitched should be in a magazine. Gorgeous colors and style. Love that girl too! :O)

  11. Autumn Says:

    Awwww, what a lovely home and family that you have Angie! :) What a blessing!

  12. Susan Tiner Says:

    Angie, your kitchen looks so warm and inviting, a place where food is prepared with thoughtful attention and in which loved ones share stories and laughter. I want to come over for dinner :-).

    I love the privacy of your garden.

  13. corine @ hidden in france Says:

    Beautiful, world and filled with soul, Angie.

    … But wait a minute, did you just tell me that you’re READING MY BOOK! Gasp!

  14. Kary Gonyer Says:

    hi angie…oh how is loved this…i just love seeing inside of peoples homes…it tells so much about who they are…and yours is a lovely as you are, my friend

    so happy to visit today and happy to see you at farmhouse kitchen

    sending love,

  15. Jeannette StG Says:

    What a great idea your father had! Really neat that your daughter can have her own space! The older I become ( :( ) the more I value uninterrupted musings!

  16. krista Says:

    i want to sit at your kitchen table. right now.

  17. christina Says:

    i love your corner of the world. it’s so inviting.

  18. Lori Says:

    This is such a treat, Angie. I love ivy covered walls. It reminds me of old Bucharest house. Your house seems magical. And I also love my daughter’s room. Although I did have a room of my own growing up. It was not as nice as hers though.

  19. Stephanie Says:

    beautiful! so warm and inviting! and what a cutie you have!

  20. Jeanne @ Collage of Life Says:

    It is so lovely to have a glimpse into your world Angie. Such beautiful spaces and the image of your daughter is so sweet!
    Best wishes….
    Jeanne xx

  21. Julie Says:

    Hi Dear Angie
    Well your daughter must be much like you I think.. thoughtful but also able to retreat into a world of thoughts and imagination… Maybe she will write also..

    Love those armoires your dad made for you .. how lovely to have something from his hand in your home!!

    Have a lovely weekend. and thanks for your always kind comments my way.. ciao ciao xxx Julie

  22. Christie Says:

    I love the photos you shared.
    The armoires are so special, and the photo of your daughter is so sweet, I love the light.

  23. Susu Paris Chic Says:

    I so enjoyed this gentle visit. And don’t worry dear, I am kind and just look appreciatively. Only the things you sweetly share.

    Home is a place where we should feel comforted. yours looks like that.

    Hugs dear Angie - Paris is sunny today, such a lovely day for a stroll!

  24. Ava Says:

    I love your kitchen! And your daughter is beyond precious! Just by this pic I can see so much of you in her. Hope you have a great Sunday!!! :-)

  25. Francesca Says:

    I’ve had my own room only for a few years, from age 12 to 18, and I still remember it fondly. It’s something that I really miss, especially in the chaos of family life in a small house.

  26. Mwa (Lost in Translation) Says:

    Lovely. I like using objects with a long history. So much better than plywood new stuff.

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