When we arrived in Illinois, my daughter warned us that the house we lived in for 34 years would look different and she hoped we wouldn't mind. Well, of course we didn't! We were looking forward to seeing how they'd decorated the house.
Most of our furniture came from house sales and our theme was pretty eclectic. Tif says she'd call it more colonial which was in keeping with the feel of our little community.
My son-in-law and daughter have a more modern taste in furnishings. It gave me a little start every time I came down the stairs to see the new look to the place but I really liked it.
We brought the china cabinet and dining room set with us to Hawaii so even though it may look a little out of place here in the islands, it reminds us of our other home.
As I look at these photos, I'm reminded of our time there and can't help but feel the longing to be back there. It's not the furniture that makes the home, but the people you love.
For now, I'm trying to nurse this cold or flu that I have. It hit like gangbusters starting with a little constant headache to coughing and misery. Art says I'm starting to hum in my sleep... when I am sleeping between coughing fits, that is. I'm thinking of sleeping in my office tonight but he thinks he's strong enough to withstand the onslaught of my germs. He says he finds the humming funny.
Uh oh.... did I just hear him cough?