I'm always excited to glance around our house and see that we're making it a home. It instills a deeply heartfelt level of gratifying inspiration and I'm so proud of what we've accomplished... while still looking ahead to all that we hope to bring about. With that said, here are just a few of the wonderful things I spotted that put a smile on my face. Including a very enthusiastic Tinkie "Give me snacks!" face (second image) and a stunning original Andrew Loomis painting (last image) that recently came into our possession.
Last year, hidden away in a dusty corner of one of my favorite antique stores, I discovered this decorative wooden bench. The $20 price tag and carved details were too good to ignore and I quickly scooped it up. Even with its (original) dingy blue legs and worn crushed velvet body, I hoped that one day I could restore its soulless existence into something more appealing. After a little black paint and the beautiful design of this hand-woven Malian mud cloth, it looks better than ever!