Thursday, June 20, 2013

Another glimpse …

 

into our life. We bought the floor lamp and two matching table lamps when we were living in Spain 70-73. We bought the bentwood rocker, actually a pair of them, from an elderly Spanish lady out of her home. One was in worse shape but she wouldn’t sell just one.  I don’t even remember how much we paid now. They are out in storage, and I want to bring this one into the bedroom if it’s still in good shape and if I have room for it. Time will tell.

That’s what I am working on this morning, the bedroom. Pack rats that we have been, and unloading the attic into bedroom while my husband reinsulated it and laid a plywood floor a few years back, the space is stuffed. Plus this space was two tiny rooms at one time, and we were sleeping in one room and the other was storage.  Well, we opened the two rooms up, so that the storage part is still there too.  If you get what I mean. There are two metal shelf units that I’m working on emptying, getting rid of some stuff as trash or give away, storing others, etc.  Some stuff I’ve not seen in ages and it is interesting to see what all is there. Some things are left over from when we were in business.

The pen and ink drawing is the treasure I found this morning.  I am going to frame it and hang it in the bedroom.  I was knitting a lot back when we first came home from Spain, as I had been knitting a lot while living there.  I don’t do it so much anymore.

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I sure miss my best friend physically.  But my heart is full, as is our home and little haven here, of so many memories.  I feel and see love all around me. We were not perfect, by any means, we had our ups and downs like most people, but love and commitment prevailed. Laughter and tears were shared here, dreams came true here and love continues to grow.

FlowerLady

23 comments:

Rebecca said...

Oh, my! The stories that are stored in storage! Enjoy the memories (and I hope the rocking chair works).

lil red hen said...

The sketch is wonderful!
So glad you feel and see love in your little haven.

Terra said...

The print is a beauty and captures a great mood of you knitting. How good you found it again and will frame and hang it soon.

Bernie H said...

There's such a peaceful, contented feel about your print. It's quite lovely. I'm sure it will find a perfect home in your newly organised bedroom. I hope that rocker looks great when you uncover it.

NellJean said...

Secure in your memories and discarding the detritus that accumulated without a memory. What a joy to find forgotten objects and just linger a bit.

Did you see that my Alamo Vine bloomed?

Morning's Minion said...

I see you making changes--ones that cherish your many years with Mark, yet acknowledge the need to adjust to his loss and make accomodations to the fact that you are now the 'sole proprietor' of house and garden.
Inannimate things have such power to call up memories--a bittersweet time.

Dawn said...

Very interesting lamp Lorraine. It looks like three kings holding their swords downwards while another "sits" atop them with his hands (their crowns?) up in supplication. Fascinating. I have also been to Spain a couple of times and I just loved it there.

It's just a magical sketch captured in time of yourself engrossed in what you love(d) to do. I hope this little treasure you have found has lifted your spirits somewhat.

My Grama's Soul said...

Just found you flower lady.....please don't mind if I tag along. Your various spots in the blog world are all quite lovely.

xo

Jo

Leslie said...

Wow, I just love this drawing. There are so many neat details--your expression and crossed ankles, the lamplight and the rocker. . . . He captured such a peaceful, cozy moment. What a treasure!

Mrs. E said...

Love those drawings. Just beautiful!

Sunray Gardens said...

Still staying very busy I see. Nice to keep your mind occupied. Very cool sketch.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful post, Lorraine. The memories . . . the cherished treasures . . . you are truly blessed.

Hugs,

eli

Annie said...

I love the knitting picture. As the weather is cold over here now, I've been getting to wool out again.

Kit said...

I love how you are taking over and working on your beloved cottage. You make me smile. I really worried when your hubby died, but you have risen to the challenge and are flourishing. Have a great weekend my dear friend. Love, Kit

crafty cat corner said...

Wonderful picture, and lovely post.
I hope if ever I have to cope with loss like you have that I will have the same strength.
Briony
x

Pam =) said...

Lorraine your words touched my heart. You two were lucky to share those loving feeling thru the years.

Have a happy weekend ~:)

Julie said...

A very interesting sketch! Glad you can have time to clean up some, give away some, etc. to make the space comfortable for you! It is cathartic, for sure!!!

Darcie said...

Came over here to check on you(I have been MIA lately), but been thinking of all my friends in blogland. I love how ALL the things you have...have a story. Do you notice how the world now days, buys just what is in fashion or style, with no personal story behind a lot of the stuff in our homes. You make me want to make more memories with the things I do have. Love the glimpse into your sweet life. (((hugs))) my friend.

gld said...

That drawing deserves framing; it is beautiful. I know it must bring back wonderful memories.

You are doing what I need to do to my back porch and all the closets!

organicgardendreams said...

Hi Lorraine, that is certainly a lovely drawing. I admire that you go through all "your stuff" and give away the things that you don't have any use of anymore and treasure the ones that still have meaning to you. I should go through our house as well and sort things out. Maybe I start with my office on Monday!
Christina

flowerlady said...

The prints are lovely, just think if he was still here you wouldn't be going through all these things and finding all these lovely treasures. We are so lucky as you share them with us. Thankyou x

GRACE PETERSON said...

Hi Lorraine, Did I miss something? Who did the drawing, you or DH? It is an incredible treasure. I love that it reveals a period of your life, a special hobby and a special chair. Special memories. Being a "pack rat" has its upside, doesn't it? What wonderful therapy!

You're in my thoughts and prayers. I appreciate having you in my life. Thank you for your sweet words and friendship. Hugs.

Heather said...

Delightful Rainey.... hold on to those memories! I see your flower are still spectacular, even with the heat you are experiencing... thanks for popping by my blog, I am heading back out to try and get some garden beds built... we must enjoy the outdoors when we can, winters are long and we are pent up inside way too much during that time! Cheers~