Posts Tagged ‘home’

We didn’t buy it because it was modern, upmarket or eye-catching.  What did matter was that it had five bedrooms, a lounge, a diningroom and a separate family room for our family of six.  On top of that it was affordable!  That was twenty years ago…

A lot changed over the past twenty years and the original main entrance of our home was replaced by another.  Subsequently the original entrance hall became… a storage space for model planes, old bookcases, anything that didn’t fit anywhere else let’s just say ‘defunct’ and in the back of my head was sidelined and after a while I subconsciously disregarded it as part of the house 😦 A very sad state of affairs!

Then Mary-Ann designed the most beautiful ‘wall of pictures’ for her dining room and I immediately knew that was what I was going to do with the defunct entrance hall 🙂

I bought an assortment of frames, printed the pictures and Alisha and I set off to a quaint coffee and curio shop to buy the embellishments I wanted to use with my pictures.

Back home the design started on the dining room table…

The sad-looking entrance hall was waiting expectantly…

It took some time and effort to get everything onto the wall but the outcome was beautiful and the effort well worth it!

The bird house on the floor was meant to be painted cream and hung outside in my veggie garden but it completed the picture wall perfectly and I popped an anthurrium into it to repeat the red on the cross and the heart.  Guess I have to get a new one for the veggie garden…

When I got up this morning I went and sat on the couch from where I had a perfect view of the new ‘entrance hall’ and I thanked God in turn for every member of my precious family.

Then it happened:  the heavens opened and the angels sang…

Work in Progress Mondays


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Webster’s Pages

is one of my favorite paper manufacturers.  They always come up with designs that make me want to get my hands on the paper and start creating!

For this week’s scrapbooking layout I used two papers from the ‘sweet as cherry pie’  line to create a family layout.  ‘fly a kite’ is beautiful and I let the detail of the paper guide me with my embellishments.

Red cross stitches with embroidery floss draw attention to the quotes on the paper and velvet ribbon adds to the warmth and homely feel of the layout.  Add a pearl or two and some bling and your feature is complete.

The quote and tags were cut out of the ‘set the table’ paper.  This quote is so true of both plants and people!  Sometimes we spend time with our children or family without seeing immediate results, but if we are patient we will eventually harvest the fruits of our labour.

The definition of the word soar –  to rise to majestic stature – is exactly what we have to help our family do.  If we are the wings beneath their wings they will fly high for us and pull us up to.

So ladies, always do your best and trust God for the rest.  Happy scrapping till next time!

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