February 5, 2008

Better Late than Never

Without further adieu...

Pop's fedora hangs in our foyer to greet guests as they arrive. I hope it will give us lots of opportunities to share about him!

One of the two silk scarves that R's Aunt Esther brought me from China. (This one is framed and hangs beside our garden tub - the colors match our bath beautifully)

These next pictures are the baskets made by Grandma. The last one is the basket that she & I made together in 1997:

My newly arranged china cabinet. If you look closely, you can see the pewter candlesticks on the top (a wedding gift from one of my favorite cousins). The green candy dish in the center of the top shelf belonged to my grandmother. I have my mother's china and my own.

An organized kitchen cabinet. I don't think you can read the labels on each shelf, but they're there (I promise!)

And, finally, a neat & organized pantry!

I apologize for the poor photo quality. I couldn't figure out how to get the best lighting. Obviously, photography is not my strong suit! But at least it gives you an idea of what I was up to last week!

On another note (and much longer overdue), I must apologize for not responding to Mary, who gave me the blessing of the Mathetes Discipleship award; to Tiffany, who gave me the Spread the Love award; and to kmom for the "You Encourage Me to Follow in His Footsteps" award. I am humbled by your kindness & generosity. Thank you all for being a blessing in my life.


nannykim said...

My son loves those hats and bought himself one. He tried to start a club at college ha ha--and some others started wearing them. I too, have been trying to organize and if you have any helpful advice for storing yarn, I would love some tips!! I have trouble with dampness in my closets and use water absorber stuff---but I can't have my closets over crowded. I don't know where to put the yarn or how to keep it nice!

Janelle said...

Can I hire you? You did a terrific job. Everything looks neat and tidy and simple.

I am impressed.

kittyhox said...

Oh my stars, I do love an organized pantry. Yours is BEAUTIFUL. It's a work of art, in my eyes. Also loving the corner cupboard!

Deidre said...

Wow! Everything looks amazing. Isn't it nice to be surrounded by all those things to remind you of others. That makes a home.

Lisa Spence said...

I have been sadly quite delinquent in my pursuit of less. How did I miss coming over here and seeing all your progress? You have inspired and challenged me; I feel so overwhelmed but I am determined to push through!

I am also determined to add your site to my reader so I will not miss out any longer!

Tiffany said...

I love, love, love this post! Did I mention, I luv it?! Especially your pop's hat! It almost made me cry, (thinking about my own daddy!) What a beautiful way to honor the special things and people in our lives! This is so touching and inspiring! Thanks for sharing! Blessings on your day!

Alana said...

Wow! That is impressive! Love how you displayed your treasures!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

What a great job Melissa. What a beautiful way to surround yourself with treasures and reminders that you are HIS treasure!

What a vacation!

Kimberly said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures! I love the baskets! How wonderful that your home is full of treasured memories instead of just a lot of "stuff"!
You were sweet to even mention the award. I assure you I did not think anything of you not mentioning it! I just wanted my pals to come by here!
Love and Blessings,

Anonymous said...

That is a job well done! I know you are glad you took the time to do it. You will be blessed by it!

Girl Raised in the South said...

You're doing great - you go girl!