What do I love about my home???

Karla over at Karla's Cottage is hosting a Romantic Country Party and has asked us to share what we love about our homes. Please visit Karla and all her friends today by clicking here.
I love EVERYTHNG about my home...and it's truly a "home", not just a bunch of building supplies. It's the center of my universe. When my husband and I bought it 23 years ago it was mostly uninhabitable, full of mousies and everyone thought we were crazy. ( Well, we were!) A lot of years, and a LOT of sweat equity later, we have a wonderful home and I thank God every day for it.

I love the clutter of my studio...
Yes, I work in utter chaos...wouldn't have it any other way!
I love the "overflow-from-my-studio" space (hey, I'm getting ready for a big show!)...This is where a nice carpet and grand piano will go someday...
I love my kitchen, with its unfinished cabinets (handmade by my hubby, and no, we still don't have cabinet or drawer pulls yet!) and my Wolfie stove and my great big, honking sink (full of dishes, of course!). Every day this space gives me great joy because it is the heart of our home, where we come togther to do homework, prepare food and hang out.
(Note the beautiful bouquet of roses on the island from my hubby to celebrate our 24th anniversary yesterday!!!)My house is not tidy, or decorated or even "finished"... but it is full of hard work and love...and it is just perfect!

What do YOU love about YOUR home???


karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I want to come to play at your house!!

Bethany Hissong said...

Your studio looks like so much fun! And I think we have the same stools in the kitchen! Thanks for inviting us!!!!

Spontanity said...

Very niceplace to life and enjoy!
Greetz from Holland:)

Stephanie said...

Can I come play in your glitter? That studio looks like such fun!! Organized chaos is great!!

You have a lovely kitchen. That window would even have me loving doing dishes!!!

Happy Belated Anniversary!

Angelic Accents

Natalea said...

Oh, I just love your studio!
So fabulous! (I love your blog banner too!) thanks for sharing! xo natalea

corina said...

Chaos can bring us to order! I do belive you love your home!

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

Hello Glitter Fairy,
I adore all your lovelies and admire your courage to show clutter...It still is Creative Clutter there is SUCH a purpose! You have a lovely home thanks for sharing!

tamy said...

I love your style, your chaos and your fantastic kitchen...will be back later for more!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I love your kitchen and ADORE your studio. If I could go into the studio, I might NEVER come out! Glitter lovelies everywhere! Thanks for sharing!

Bejeweled said...

Your studio is just an artist's dream! LOVE it!!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your home has a magical quality about it!
I enjoyed the "tour"!

twinkleshabbystar said...

Your home is FABULOUS, and I especially LOVE your studio. I too, work in clutter and wouldnt have it any other way. :)

restyled home said...

Laurie. I LOVE your house!! What a treat it is to get to see it. Your kitchen is beautiful, and you have a very talented (and romantic) husband!!
I would love to explore every nook and cranny of that studio, but you'd have to keep a close eye on me in case I'd be tempted to sneak some of that glorious fairy dust out of there!!!

Thanks for the tour...it truly is a perfect home!


Bumpkin Bears said...

what a truly beautiful kitchen, just how I would love my kitchen to be. You clearly have a wonderful HOME in the true sense of the word. x

Michelle said...

Our house is still in bachelor/toddler mode. I long for the day when we can start adding color and style to my home. My house is semi tidy, I'm not a cleaner, never was. One of my scrappin girls made a good point~ "people that tidy too much are often boring people"

Andrea said...

Love your kitchen! Your studio is wonderful too! I like studio's messy, then you know they are really used. I love the glitter pedestals! Are you going to be listing any on your etsy site?

Debbie said...

I'm late to the party 'cause there are just too many great homes to visit in one day! Love your glittery mess. Looks like my mess when I create. But I must admit it drives me a bit crazy to work that way! Maybe if I through some glitter into the mix!

Lana said...

Thank you for sharing photos of your studio. Mine is in the beginning stages and I am looking forward to having a place of my own to work.

I've enjoyed your blog ~ I love glitter too!

Linda and Laura Lilly Cottage said...

Oh I love the pictures of your house, so beautiful and oh so normal to me, I too would love to play at your house, it looks like such fun. I love your blog so glad I found it, don't know how but i am here now and will stay for a longer visit. Have a wonderful day, KN Linda Lilly Cottage.