You and your home are amazing.
You had me at the winding gravel country road.
I can see you right now…..shaking your head and rolling your eyes at me and trying to point out some place where you forgot to paint a tiny spot or where you want to get new chairs or a different fabric or transplant flowers.
It won’t work.
You can point out anything you want.
You and your amazing self will never change my mind.
Because I’m not listening to you trying to convince me you are not amazing.
I’m staring in awe at your winding hallway and your arched doorways and your stacks of white dishes lining the hutch.
And your ceiling molding that is six inches wide.
And then I’m wondering where you got that lampshade and is it fabric or printed and why didn’t I think of mixing a clock with silver frames?
And could I make a lampshade like that?
And would it look as cute as yours?
And why did I never really think of the whole gray/purple/silver combination?
I’m wondering what the color of stain is that you used on the floors.
And how incredible to have a door that leads to the back porch.
And that slip covered furniture truly makes a room.
The thing is my creative friend…I know you are not even trying to be amazing.
You can’t help it.
It just comes naturally.
You are simply being….you.
Wonderful. Incredible. Creative. Visionary. You.
You are creating a home for your family.
A place full of love and laughter and joy.
Where books are read and scrabble games are played and the donkeys roam the pasture and homemade ice cream is always served.
Where on a soft summer’s night you can catch fire flies and walk barefoot through the grass and listen to the chirping of the crickets.
Where family and friends gather to celebrate.
Where the low hum of conversation sprinkles across the hills and over the pond…and when you look up into the night sky….
….you can count the stars.
Thank you, Laura.
Thank you for the lunch.
Thank you for nodding yes when I opened the front door and took one look and ran for my camera and tripod.
Thank you for allowing me to photograph the oasis you created at the end of a winding country road.
But most of all….thank you for creating a home that is full of joy and wonder and serenity….
….and a whole lot of amazing.
PS Sorry I was late….but thanks for saving the chicken salad just for me.