Monday, April 03, 2006

my haven

So this weekend, one of my to-do list items and one of my desires was to create a little haven that I can call my own. With Ed's help moving the big chair (that came from his dad's storage unit up north and was a lovely brown and gold 70's print, but oh so comfy) from the basement, my haven was made. With things from around the house like a wing back chair cover that was in our garage sale back in September, to a little table cover that is scrap fabric I found in a bag a friend gave me, to a throw that we received when we moved into this house two years ago, to a lamp that was from Ed's dad's old place, to some dried flowers I received for my birthday from a friend, total spending on my little getaway? $7. Just don't look at the border or the lovely blue blinds. We have yet to paint and redo this room.

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My little haven was cristined this morning with 20 minutes of peace, quiet and lots of time to think, read and pray. It was wonderful!

10 comments:

anne said...

So adorable!! And you know, the border's not that bad. Those and the curtains are frilly, but it could be worse. It actually looks ok with the rest of the stuff around it! :)

I love the setup. And with your antique-looking dresser, it is so classy! I can just see you all curled up in your chair with your Bible. Love it!

heather said...

Beautiful! I am so glad you're getting your space and quiet and peace...

And just so you know...I totally ignored the border. :)

Jean said...

You're right, it could be worse. I can't wait to change it though b/c it's not us at all. But I'm just glad to have a little space :) It IS a very good curl up chair. My shoulder literally come up (or down) to the arms. That's how much you sink.

Thanks Heather :) I'm glad I have it too. :)

Nate said...

I like it... but where's the TV/Nintendo?

Jean said...

ha!!! now wouldn't that defeat the whole purpose? I would NEVER leave the room as I get WAAAAY to addicted to nintendo and the kids would starve and Ed wouldn't have any clean socks and I probably wouldn't even get out of bed let alone sit in my chair :)

anne said...

Oh Nate...are you trying to corrupt Jean? Shame on you.

Jean said...

you know that's all that flows through his blood. computers and computer games. or is that one in the same? :)

kassi said...

lovely! I am going to make my quiet space in my room as well...very good idea. I write in the living room, but reading...praying...that is another thing altogether.

Hillary said...

Ah! I'm jealous! I've wanted a little "cozy corner" in my room, too. I have the perfect idea, I jsut need to save up for a big cushy IKEA armchair. You've inspired me to get on it! :)

Jean said...

It's been great Kassi. Two mornings in a row. I'd recommend it to anyone! :)
For me, it's a good thing our wireless doesn't reach up there, or the whole reason to be up there would probably be defeated as I'd get caught up in the world wide web of life.

Keep saving Hillary! Glad I could help inspire!!