This week finds me close to home, living gently and deliberately, celebrating the art of keeping my home. I am constantly seeking out better ways to create calm from chaos hoping that it will bring peace to all who enter my humble abode.
After giving each room a quick tidy, I had a little fun re-arranging furniture and frippery. A rocking chair from the library has been moved into the front downstairs bedroom...it just fits that space so perfectly. I also switched a few area rugs around...the smaller parlour rug is now in the library and the big rug from the master bedroom is in the parlour....the scatter rugs from the front bedroom are now in the master bedroom! Dearest always asks if we have moved when I change things around...I just smile.
Between baking batches of Oatmeal cookies (we were completely out of cookies, can you believe it?), I cleaned out my Hoosier cabinet from top to bottom. And let me tell you, it needed it! It was shockingly dirty...crumbs, spilled spices, etc. I am reminded that I must tackle the pantry shelves next...it is a big job, but it puts things in order for canning season.
I bought a lovely sewing/work basket at a local street market last weekend and had time this morning to give it a good coat of paint. It will sit behind my chair in the back parlour and hold all my yarn and embroidery supplies. Of course, I will have "Victorianize" it will some fringe and will post pictures accordingly.
What else? The usual laundry, menu planning and bill paying...not to mention the beginning of the gardening season with its myriad of chores. A full to over-flowing week, full of lots of lovely little tasks. Each one adding itself in the creation of a very cheery and cozy home.
What could be more pleasant?
Yours ever so kindredly,