Monday, January 3, 2011
Soft Light and a Quilt
Tell me something. Do you have a spot in your home that makes you feel good just to look at it?
You know...you walk by the door and have to stop and look. Really look. Every time. When I was young, we often had the windows open, (since none of us had air-conditioning in Texas in those days) and I loved to see the curtains gently wave in the slight breeze coming in the windows. A sight like that can still stop me in my tracks and I have to stand and look.
This is my bedroom. It is the smallest bedroom in our house....really only room for this bed and a small dresser. I took this room when the old navy man had to have an oxygen machine in his room...well, that and his tv blasting away every night. He can sleep like a baby in a room with a machine running AND a tv going...but not me. So, this became my room...and I love it. The bed was a gift from my friend, Sherry, and with the exception of the sheets and bedspread, just about everything else in here is from my favorite place...the flea market. The bed is tall, so I have to have a stool to get in it...I'm sure I look pretty funny climbing in that bed, but no one sees, so it's ok.
And, there is only that one window. The curtain is an old lace one, which I got for $6. I love the design in it.....now picture that curtain waving gently in the breeze when this window is open....beautiful. And, in the a.m. the light in this room is so soft and pretty....sometimes I just stand in the doorway and 'look.' I wonder who owned that curtain before and did they stand and watch it wave gently in the breeze? Yes, I wonder. Who slept in that bed? Could they possibly know how much I love these things, "their" things.
Then, there's that quilt. An eight pointed star quilt I purchased.....at the flea market. It is soft as soft can be.....hand pieced and quilted. All those star points, all those little triangles. Each star is about six inches square. There are hundreds of pieces in this quilt and I love sleeping under it. When it's really cold, I take it into the old navy man's tv room, where I'm allowed to have a recliner (that's supposed to be funny!) and I get all comfy and cover up with that quilt and watch tv with him. His current favorites are Pawn Stars and American Pickers...plus football....and next month Nascar. Being able to sit there and enjoy that soft quilt and all those stars and triangles adds a lot to the experience! I wonder about the person who made this quilt....could she know how much I love it? I hope so.
Yes, that quiet bedroom, that soft light coming through the curtain.....that wonderful quilt....I am lucky to have these things. And the old navy man....well, I'm lucky to have him too. And, to have you, my blogging friends...hope you are well tonight! take care, pat