Thursday, January 3, 2008

Frugal Home Decorating

I want my home to be a refection of me, of us as a family, how Christ is alive in us. Not what a designer says to do, not what Home Interior says. Now there is nothing wrong with getting a few ideas, but our homes should reflect us.

I made this doily about 20 years ago, it was one of my first ones. About a year ago I found this beautiful frame at the thrift store, I used some tapestry fabric I had in my stash and I just love what I have.

Some times I'll make something, repaint something or buy something and put it up, and I'll fiddle with it until I know it is right. This is one piece I just love.

This is another piece. I bought the frame and mat at a yard sale, it had a nice print in it, but I really just wanted the frame. :o) I printed this verse off on some textured paper and used one of the roses I had pressed. This piece is in the kitchen, next to our sink. I love this verse, I know it is so over used, but the Lord brought it to mind after I found out that I could not have any more children. I was feeling so overwhelmed, as if God had forsaken me. Then He reminded me of this verse and I've clung on to it ever since.

Jer. 20:11
For I know the plans that I think toward you,"
says the LORD,
"thoughts of peace and not of evil,
to give you a future and a hope.


Anonymous said...

yeah and I really wanted it...bummer

love, rob

Pam in Colorado said...

Both are beautiful pieces of art and the stories behind them are wonderful.

REAL ME said...

That is mt favorite scripture. I have quoted that a lot for years!

Vanessa said...

I think a home has a real "heart" when the things in it have meaning for the people who live there and aren't just decorations! It's nice that you have things that are so personal to you. :)

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

I, too, like to surround myself with meaningful things. Your artwork is so beautiful and how nice that it brings to mind such pure & worthy things to mind.

I do believe I'm going to be a frequent visitor to your blog!