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Craving For My Home

Ah, the cozy feeling of a rainy day at home! :) I have the windows open so I can hear the pitter pat of the rain while I type, and my mind is being led to think of ways to create more comfort and warmth in my home. Over the past two years I have really focused on getting the “basics” in place – main furniture pieces, painting the walls, etc. Now, I feel ready to move on to the more decorative elements: art, pretty lamps, candlesticks, soft sculpture, pillows and poufs. In other words, the fun stuff! I am still not going shopping any time soon, but I at least feel ready to begin planning my next purchases, so I am ready whenever I feel I can afford a little splurge on house + home.

Ceramic candlesticks from Impressionen

I think it is so important to plan and have a wish list, so when you do spend your hard-earned dollars it is on something you absolutely love and cherish. While I love a great bargain or DIY project, I also am of a mind that it’s worth it to occasionally save up for something extra special that will stand the test of time. In my home I am craving a handmade touch, white ceramics with a Euro feel, “granny” crochet, quirky tea cups, inspirational books with pretty covers, softies, simple chunky wood lamps, and art pieces by some of my favorite artists.

  1. Jeu de Paumes books from Japan for inspiration – these have been on my wish list forever!
  2. A crochet rug in a fun colorway would add a comfy handmade touch.
  3. I have had my eye on this wood architect’s lamp since spying one on Holly’s desk.
  4. These overturned tea cup lights are so charming – I love having candles lit while I work.
  5. A handmade bird from this lovely lady would make me smile every day.
  6. I could literally hang any one of Sarah Ahearn Bellemare’s prints or paintings in my home.

Oh, and I should add one more thing to this list: white floors! Even after taking into account the cleaning and upkeep considerations, I still feel it would be worth it. We are already a no-shoes house, and I personally don’t mind spending time keeping my floors clean – it is actually one of my pet peeves anyway. Plus, whenever I imagine painting my floors white I get a huge smile on my face! :) What are you craving more of in your home right now? Or alternatively, is there something you are craving less of? I would love to hear. xo Laura

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  • Tina@FlyingHouse September 7, 2011, 5:13 pm

    Your wish list looks very similar to mine! We are trying to add in a lot of those finishing touched, though we still have a few major purchases left to go. Sometimes I get impatient trying to save up for the new table or bed that we want, so I splurge on a little pretty decorative thing!

    • Lolalina September 8, 2011, 10:19 am

      Ha ha :) I know exactly what you mean! xoxo n

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