Friday, January 17, 2014

Thankful Things (objects)

1. knitting needles. like Nonny's. they brings me comfort like she did, too. 

2. this wave shaped rock from Aunt Liz's river in Humbolt (it's really heavy. Scott lugged it all the way home). 

3. these surfboards have their own stories

4. the lettuce and peppers have enjoyed the January sun lately

5. I love the way this little blue mason jar candle holder from my sister-in-law Kristen looks in the light

6. the oranges are from our stockings. the lemons and lime are from our trees. this table is from our wedding. this box was my mom's when she was little. this starfish was the ocean's. 

7. my socks never get clean. I'm always wearing them in places I shouldn't be. 

8. dragon, minkey, dolly. I take them sailing with me every time. dragon is always in my travel carry on. In case anything goes wrong. 

It's been so hot around here lately, all I can think about is lemonade. That desire feels out of place this time of year like thinking about Christmas in July, but still, it's there. 

The other thing on my mind is cleaning. 

I don't know if it's the new year, or that the holidays chased the tidiness right out of this little house, but I've wanted to clean everything since we got back; to put my hands on each piece as if to make it mine again. As if when we were gone or busy it began to belong to the dust and spiders instead. 

This got me thinking about how things live here with us too and that they help make this place home. It made me want to take their picture. 

I know life's more about people than things, but sometimes our lives become intertwined with things too. 

What are some of the objects that make your house home?

Taking pictures of all of these objects made me think of one of my favorite music videos (and songs), Naked as We Came by Iron and Wine. Have you seen it?


  1. i spend most of my time in the past 2 days sleeping. definitely neglecting cleaning when i should have. will try to get on to that tomorrow. i love that blue mason jar.

    1. I did that for the first week I was back too. It'll get done.

  2. What a lovely post. I've just been looking at some old(ish) things in my sewing basket. I'm very envious of your peppers and lettuce and lemons and lime. I absolutely love citrus trees. To have your own in the garden must be wonderful. The starfish is beautiful, I like to think of where he began and where he has been. I hope you both have a really good weekend Devon, CJ xx

    1. Your allotment sounds pretty ideal too. I could learn a thing or two from you about growing vegetables!

  3. That is a great song! And my favorite things in my home are these two watercolor paintings I picked up on my abroad trip to France. Oh and my "pig" a stuffed animal I still sleep with....

    Happy Friday Love!



    1. I'm glad you enjoy that song too. Your water color paintings sound like nice things to have and, of course, so does the pig :)

  4. Love dragon and that you bring him/her in your carry-on. And knitting. I love the motion of knitting and find it so calming. Now I want to dig out my knitting needles!

  5. You're so right about the things that live with us that make things feel like home. I know they're just things, but every time I see my desk or books, it makes me happy. These are the things I've picked out from countless other items in the world that mean something special to me. I loved seeing what items are special to you. Your scarf is looking good, and that wave rock is just perfect! Yay for Scott lugging it all the way home:) Hope you had a great weekend!

  6. I want to go home and take pictures of things in our house that make it a home. I love these pictures. Your house is so cozy and inviting.


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