I'm often disappointed after I've lived somewhere and then can't remember the details of the space, or how we used it -- I hardly ever photograph the nooks and crannies of a home. Not this time...in order to preserve some of my favorite spots and the flood of memories I treasure with them, I'm trying to photograph those spaces now, while we're still really 'living' in them. I'll share them here on Thursdays for a bit.
This is perhaps my favorite corner in our house. (If you click on the image, it will take you to the Flickr page, which has plenty of notes on the details in the photo.)The playkitchen - a treasured first birthday gift for Calvin - was made possible (and all the more special) as a collective gift from many family members. Sooooo many hours have been logged cooking in that kitchen. And climbing on that kitchen. We've had many a feast prepared there by our children and others (this morning it was potato apple soup. yum.), and I do hope for many more in the years to come. This corner is also home to our calendar, the chalkboard of lists (I do love my lists), and a board of favorite current photos. In the morning, the sun shines the brightest right into that corner, and it's oh-so-warm. I can sit at the nearby kitchen counter, drink tea, and watch the bakers in action while they prepare my breakfast. Or sometimes, they'll be cooking there alongside my own baking. It feels like a big part of the pulse of our family resides right in this corner.
(I'd invite anyone else to do the same--share the favorite little spots in your home--the spots that make you feel...something--joy, peace, whatever it may be. It doesn't need to be a literal corner--perhaps just a nook or cranny or object. If you do, please let me know! I'll be happy to start a list here, or a flickr group if there's enough interest.
Updated: Thanks for all the enthusiasm! I set up a flickr group here. Anyone's welcome to join and share. For now it's called 'Corners of my Home" because I'm feeling terribly uncreative today, so I'd love suggestions for a different name if you're so motivated. I can't wait to see the special spots you all share! I find it so inspiring.)