I said I wasn’t much for decorating, and I’m not.
But I do like to have things around my space that make me happy.
This is a shot of part of my kitchen wall. I get to see it all day long since I spend much of the day in there. The top cross-stitch was done by my grandmother for whom Estella is named. She passed away when I was two, but somehow having this hanging on my wall makes me feel connected to her.
The bottom painting was done by my mother. It’s simple, on a half a piece of construction paper, but I love it. I spied it last time I visited and begged her to let me take it home. My mom didn’t paint when I was growing up, but she did doodle flowers and leaves. This is such a cheerful little piece, like my mom’s doodles. It makes me smile.
What do you keep around your house that makes you smile when you see it?