The older I get, the more memories I seem to have in the depths of my grey matter, and lucky for me, most of my memories from my life are good ones. I have a few items in my home that require me to delve into the depths of my memory and retrieve those precious times, remembering beautiful souls that entered my life. Some of those souls are now gone, but others are still ever so present.
I recently purchased this framed print of Young Girl Reading, painted by a French artist in the 1700’s. You can see the original in The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. My parents had one hanging in our living room while I was growing up. I have years of wonderful memories of my life in that living room. I absolutely love objects like this that have memories tied to them.
This cedar chest was my grandparents. They had it sitting at the end of a bed in one of their bedrooms. It was purchased at one of the many auctions they loved to frequent in their retirement years. The piece itself has no specific meaning, but it brings a flood of memories when I look at it sitting in our den. It has its physical flaws, but I never seem to see those flaws as I’m looking at it.
Our homes are a reflection of who we are; our past and our present. Incorporating objects with wonderful memories into our living space helps to make our house a HOME. Do you have objects in your home that stir emotion when you look at them? I do hope so!
Happy decorating. Caprice~Cailin Design
P.S. I’ll have to blog soon about the little secret door in the previous photo.