One of my earliest memories is of my Grandmother’s house. It was a safe place and I always felt welcomed there. When my husband and I got married my Grandmother told us to take whatever we needed from her house to fill our little apartment. What a gift. What a treasure each piece of furniture was, and still is.
I am not sure where I first developed the love of decoration for the seasons? When we had Amy ( our first ) I had already been making and selling crafts for a business, and of course the best seller is whatever the season is at that time. But for some reason, I was excited to decorate and celebrate every season with Amy and Jeff. By the time Bradley was born... I already had quite a collection built up. I am not sure if something is called a collection if you make all of it? Whatever!
I wondered after 28 years of marriage, and now that my kids are almost grown, would I still put up all the decorations for each season? But as soon as I became a grandmother, that was no longer a question …of course I will. To watch Angie's little face when she reaches in and pulls out each decorations...is worth it all! There is not a kid that come's over to Aunt Lynn's house, that doesn't love it too. This past January, when I told Angie the other day that we need to take down the Christmas decorations she said " Oh Nana, don't take down the decorations". When I said we had to, she then said "are we going to put up Halloween?" :) I explained Valentine's Day was the next season and she threw up her arms and said "Oh Nana, are we going to put up hearts everywhere?" How can you turn a face like that down? Now I have another granddaughter and one more reason to keep decorating!
I hope that each of you are able to enjoy the changing of the seasons and holidays! By looking at these photos, I hope you will feel right at home.
“Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest.”
~Henry Van Dyke