I love this corner of our dining room. It makes me feel happy every time I look over there, because it's filled with things I love and things that bring me good memories. The red and cream pie safe that holds my transferware came from my great-grandparents' home. Family antiques are very special.
I just received this quilted wall hanging in the mail a few weeks ago from a dear friend. She told me that during last winter when I was having health problems she decided to make this for me and pray for me while she stitched it together! I am so thankful for her and so now when I see this cute wall hanging it reminds me of her.
On top of the pie safe is this old blue canning jar filled with seashells that we gathered on vacation in South Carolina back in 2000. That was a fun trip because it was the first time I'd seen the ocean.
And of course, I love red transferware- all the interesting scenes on each one make them fun to use for everyone in the family. I let the kids pick which plate they want to use for our holiday meals, and they all have their favorites.
So, using things I love for decorations is one way I try to make our house a home. I'm looking forward to seeing what other people share!