Dreaming of Decorating

I’ve heard some of my friends say they’ve dreamed of being mothers since they were little girls. 

Not me. 

I dreamed of having my own apartment.

I was a fourth-grader when I was invited to visit the apartment of my schoolteacher with my friend Jill, who happened to be my teacher’s sister. I was captivated by how the rooms flowed one into the other, with all the nooks and crannies. 

I loved the compact kitchen that didn’t have room for a table and chairs. I loved the counter and stool where you could eat. I especially loved the tiny balcony I could glimpse through the sliding glass doors.

I remember thinking that I couldn’t wait to grow up so I could have my own apartment, just like this one.

Now, several apartments, a condo, house and townhome later, I am still amazed that I have a place to call my own. 

A space I can decorate in my own style of French-girl-gone-shabby with my stash of treasured vintage objects. 

Although I’ve enjoyed every place I’ve lived, I think my current townhome is perfect. A courtyard where I can sit outside and enjoy my morning coffee. A gleaming white breakfast bar with ruby red chairs for meals in my kitchen. Two spacious closets in my bedroom that I have all to myself.

I am grateful for this life. Blessed. Overflowing. Sounds kind of nice.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Ps. 118:1


  1. Love your blog -- keep up the great work! :)

  2. I love your blog, it is gorgeous! I love your design!

  3. WOW - I just love this blog!! Such grace and style in your writing - so warm and inviting. Beautiful home - just love it all! Can't wait to read more articles. What a wonderful talent. Grace With Silk describes it perfectly!!!

  4. Hi Sharon,
    How nice to hear from you! Thank you for your very kind words -- I'm so glad you enjoyed it and hope you stop by often!


  5. keep up the great writing! You have great taste and keep spreading the encouragement

    1. Hi Kevin,
      Nice to meet you and thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you stopped by.


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