Things that make you go "ahhhhh"...
For instance, sitting in the car waiting to pick your child up from school. As the clock strikes three, masses of children pour out from the front doors. You get distracted by a phone call or a text until you hear a rap on the car window. Startled back to reality, a smile comes over your face and you have an "ahhhh" moment. There he is... standing there waiting for you to unlock the car door. You love him even as he plops onto the passenger side, rolling his eyes at the expression on your face!
Or perhaps you have an "ahhhhh" moment as you're standing at the kitchen sink preparing dinner. You look up, gazing out the window to see your husband in the front yard playing soccer with the kids. Last you knew he was up on a ladder cleaning out the gutters. There he is, huffing and puffing with a smile on his face at the pleasure of being with the munchkins! Truly an "ahhhhh" moment!
I strongly feel you should make a point to be aware of those moments that warm your heart when you light your eyes upon something. Even your home should make you go "ahhhh" when entering a room or perhaps coming through the back door. Little touches that make you smile. Mine? The entrance to my studio which is in my home.
As I come to the top of the stairs, this entrance catches my eye each and every time. That's because it draws my eyes into the room to glance at this vignette. The chair was one I bought at an estate sale. And next to that are vintage suitcases that serve a much needed purpose.
Each one houses either vintage papers for bookbinding, old sheet music or handouts from the many classes I've taken. With limited space in the room, I had to get creative with where to store things and I liked this idea better than using baskets. Resting on top is an old ironstone water pitcher from my husband's grandmother. Filled with flowers that languish over the rim. So simple but gives me such pleasure each and every time I look at this grouping!
And at night, I leave the mini-chandelier turned on which casts such a warm glow to the room.
As I come up the stairs, at the end of the day, out the corner of my eye I see this. I hesitate for just a second as I enter the room to turn out the light. Yes, I do go "ahhhhh" each and every time!!
What room makes you go "ahhhh"? What touches make you hesitate and bring a contented smile to your face? I would love to hear your comments!