Things that make me happy (future home edition)

July 16, 2010 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

You know those weeks where nothing goes right? Where several pieces of bad news hit you all at once? Yeah, it’s been one of those. Things could be a lot worse but by Thursday I was thinking about the children’s book about the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

But of course, things could always be worse. And I need to refocus energy on happier things. Frivolous things. One of those things is imagining little details of my dream home someday in the future.

Detail one:

A greenhouse. Small enough to be cozy, big enough to be useful, and also needs to include a place to sit and lounge and smell the flowers and soak up the sun.

Some good examples:

Yes, a beautiful greenhouse, to go in a beautiful, 1/4 – 1/2 acre garden.

Oh yes, my next garden. There are grand plans. Similar to the choices for the garden at this house, there will be a lot of local plants, heirloom vegetables, and perennials that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. A larger emphasis on good cutting flowers. Ideally an arrangement of several squares of different gardens, with a big fountain in the center. I also want two little nooks in the garden – one with a patio table large enough to throw a party at, with a firepit. And another much more intimate nook with a small table and a comfortable chair for reading, lounging, waking up in the morning. Doesn’t that sound heavenly?

While we are dreaming about future home design, I must say one of the reasons I knew my husband was the man for me is that we both agree a library is a must in our future. Neither one of us believes in getting rid of books, no matter if we will ever read them again. We both dream of a room dedicated to books, with tall bookcases complete with ladders in beautiful dark wood, with light-colored upholstered overstuffed chairs and ottomans to fall into and while away a rainy afternoon in a good book. Trying to find inspiration pictures was impossible. Most libraries are too modern or too stuffy. I want a library that’s a mix of cottage style and an old lawyer’s library, if that makes any sense. Swoon.

Lastly, I’d wish for a craft room filled with vintage cupboards filled with all of my fabric, and beautiful quilts hanging on the wall, and solid wood huge tables that can withstand years of abuse.

What about you? What details would be in your dream house?

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About me

My name is Mallory Murray and I have a love of all things oldfashioned. I'm a modern day feminist who also adores Martha Stewart. Read on for my sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening, quilting and crafting projects. I am the chief officer of marketing and design at Northwest Missouri State University, so expect the occasional random post about marketing/universities/design. I dream of a hobby farm with baby doll sheep, a sheep dog, a small flock of chickens, and other animals to be announced. I'm also a Pitt State grad, football lover, HGTV addict and obsessed with the color aqua.

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