H is for Home
At my husband’s and my store, The Weed Patch, our motto is "helping make your house a home." One of the most important things in our personal lives is our home. We just bought our first house at the end of October. We have had the great pleasure of breaking it in by celebrating our Thanksgiving here, and here we will also be spending Ben’s first Christmas. We’ve hung our photos on the wall, set out precious objects that evoke memories of the places we bought them or the people that gifted them to us. Chris is in the process of tearing apart our basement in order to transform it into a cozy nook for us to read, work, and play. Here just under two months and our house is rapidly on its way to becoming a home for us and all those who visit us.
We want our home to reflect who we are, and what is important to us. This has been the subject of many conversations over coffee and tea with my dear friend Holly, as one of her great gifts has always been the ability to transform any space she’s lived in to a comfy, welcoming, personal place that I’ve always enjoyed visiting. This is what we want for our own home. What better season to start this with than Christmas?
"Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to." John Ed Pearce
"There’s nothing half so pleasant as coming home again." Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
"Home is not where you live, but where they understand you." Christian Morgenstern
"Home is the nicest word there is." Laura Ingalls Wilder
"A good home must be made, not bought." Joyce Maynard
"My home is not a place, it is people." Lois McMaster Bujold,
"The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own homes." Harold B. Lee