Tuesday, January 15, 2013

There's No Place Like Home (It's Tea Tuesday!)

Over the weekend we rearranged furniture.
After the living room got a new look, I got my studio back at the top of the second floor stairs.
The kids never utilized the room like my husband thought they would, as their designated Play Room,
so, the space was destined to be mine once again!
And why wasn't the space mine to begin with?
My husband hated the mess.
He doesn't understand that creativity is not a clean, sterile process.
You would think after 19 years of marriage we would be past that issue, but we aren't.
But I digress.
I regained my sanctuary and wanted to share my joy with you!
Funny thing- the kids like the space better since I moved in.
They are more likely to "hang out" in the space now.
Go figure.  It just needed my presence.
Bear in mind that I haven't created anything in the space yet, so it looks spotless.
Just give me a minute- I'll have it lived-in in no time!
Until then I am just happy to sit and "be",
enjoying the sunlight and views to the south and west through the large windows.
Grateful to have my sewing machine and art materials placed where I can use them once again.
I am most grateful though, for the sunlight.
The room relaxes and re-energizes me like no place else on earth.
It's my slice of heaven with a cup of tea!
P.S. The straggly looking plant in front of the window is a large Christmas cactus full of blooms,  ready to burst out in gorgeous color.
I'll be posting photos soon.
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Yvonne said...

What a wonderful space! I am in the process of redoing my office/creative space as well. Happy tea day.

Kim Andersen said...

I can just feel the sense of relief and breathing space! I think the kids just like to be where Mom is :) .... I remember sitting on my Mom's sewing table after school while she sewed .... It was a good place to hang out :)

~*~Patty S said...

what a lovely inviting space ... when you do have a chance to get busy in there I hope you can close the door and not worry about your Mr disapproving ... we all need a place to just BE

thank you for bringing sunshine to this drippy rainy Virginia day ... haven't seen the sun in days!

while sipping my Jasmine Pu-erh tea I will imagine how sweet it would be to sit with you in your special space ...

Linda said...

I'm so happy you are back in your sunny spot upstairs! Yea!!! I was going to ask if that's a Christmas Cactus. Mine alrady bloomed.... mine isn't as large. My mother always had those, so it's a family thing. I tend to give my sister one at Christmas that lives a few weeks/days before she tosses it. Siblings!!!!!!!!! ha!

Lorrie said...

Yay for happy, sunny spots. And for tea! My Christmas cactus bloomed in November, and not very well this year. I probably moved it around too much.

Holly Shaw said...

What a beautiful space and so different from the last time I saw it. I am sure that it will be a great space to create in!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

This space looks ready for you to burst into a creative frenzy... and the tea set is just lovely... so happy to have found your blog through Magpie's nest...xx

carole brungar said...

this is your new art space??! Lucky you! xx

Anonymous said...

You have created such a warm and inviting place. It's ideal for creativity. Yum!

Jill said...

So maybe this is a good thing that you had to move back?...a wonderful SUNNY place to "be" and to create!! Ahh, the sun and natural light!