You’ve probably heard the old adage, “The kitchen is the heart of the home,” but I don’t think this necessarily applies to everyone. We all have our “heart of the home” … that thing or elements that makes our home a cozy refuge from the world. This week I’m joining a few blogging buddies as we share how we pour our hearts into our home. For me, that means breathing beauty and soul into my living spaces … filling my home with things I love.
This is the room where we create the sustenance of our lives … good old home cooked meals!
I decorate my home in a way that lifts my spirits when I walk through a room.
An enamelware pitcher with Virginia Bluebells on the kitchen table makes my heart sing.
And speaking of pitchers, I love white ironstone. It feels organic to me.
Not elaborate like a Ming vase, but beautiful in its graceful curves and single color.
People think white is hard to keep clean, but I actually think white is easier to clean.
Flowers! Their scent and beauty becomes the heart of the home.
Flowers are an integral part of God’s creation, after all!
My home is about 140 years old and has a lot of character – wide baseboards, multi-paned windows, solid wood panel doors, painted floors and more. All these architectural elements add heart and soul to my home.
Adding heart to a home isn’t just about me. It’s about creating a warm, loving environment for my family.
So I pour my heart into meals made from scratch like this dish of spaghetti with tomato basil sauce.
Let’s add a little more love with this dark chocolate raspberry cake!
For more heart-felt home inspiration, be sure to visit the other bloggers on the tour!
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