I can't believe that I am here sharing at From My Front Porch to Yours!
Thanks Pamela for this amazing opportunity!
My name is Melissa and I share my home and projects over at DaisyMaeBelle.
(Named after my 3 Southern girls.)
Pamela gave me some questions to answer about "How I Found My Style."
So, let me pour you a glass of sweet tea
and you can sit here on my front porch
I'll share a bit with you.
So. . .
what would I call my style?
I think that's what I'd call it.
It is really more of a feeling that I try to create,
rather than a style I try to follow.
It is a collection of things that I love. . .
Things that are passed down from one generation to the next,
Art made from an old family barn,
a sewing machine that is now used as a table,
fifty year old bedroom furniture passed down from grandparents,
an old mirror that I remember hanging in my grandmother's front room,
All used because they're special to me.
My style is heavily influenced by my Mom and Dad.
You see, they really know how to create "home."
It isn't always the latest decorating trend for them,
or the newest furniture.
Don't get me wrong,
their home is beautiful.
But, more than beautiful; it's just so comfortable.
And, that is what I desire as well.
A home that is pleasing to the eye,
but more pleasing to the soul.
A kitchen table that is always open to family and friends.
Chairs tucked in every corner,
just waiting for conversation.
A soft place to fall.
A place to celebrate your victories.
A place you know you're always loved.
A true haven.
Fill your home with the things that make you and your family the most comfortable.
Things that mean something to you.
Things that you truly love.
As I have learned from past generations,
I too hope my girls are learning from me.
And, maybe one day,
they too will be asked,
"How did you find your style?"
And the answer will start something like this,
"Well, my parents had a beautiful home, but more than that. . . "
One can only dream :)
Life to the full!
|Melissa thank you ever so much for sharing not only your home with us but your heart warming background behind your style! You truly have an amazing home and I am grateful that you stopped by today.|