Thursday, February 23, 2012

Part 4 of Why I love my small house

After ragging on myself and my feelings about my small (672 sq ft) house recently, I want to expand on some of the reasons why I really do love this house. This is the fourth post in a series discussing what I love about our house.

Today: Our bedroom

First. I love our candle holders. There are four of these total. Two on each side of my dressing table and I love them. I don't remember where we go the wall mounts or the glass candle holders but I love the combination of iron and glass. 

Second. This framed poem. This is a poem that I wrote several years ago while going through a rough time. Justin and I weren't together yet at that point but I felt compelled to share it with him. I was sure it would resonate with him. It did and he printed it and framed it for me. Inside the back cover is a lovely note that he wrote for me and it was not long afterwards that we began dating. 

Third. Our ceiling fan. It nothing special but after living through a summer with the office as my bedroom (read: no ceiling fan) I am extremely grateful for this one. We have it on all year round, day and night, and I love how it keeps the air from becoming stagnant. 

Fourth. This bench. It's a little dinged up and could use to be refinished but I love it. It goes with the dressing table but I found that it took up too much of the walk way when put there. So here it lives at the foot of the bed. I think it may stay there forever. My now brother-in-law Joel helped me reupholster it three and a half years ago. I'm afraid he may never get over the horror of it. The piece still had it's original upholstery, complete with (ancient) horse hair filling. 

Fifth. My nightstand! Contents: my lotions, the books I'm currently reading, my monster water bottle, the painting my mama bought me, and a little set of throwing knives.

 And sixth. Our bed. It is, without a doubt, the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. A double for us normal sized people. Flannel sheets. Three fleece blankets. One quilt. One down comforter. Six pillows stacked against the headboard.

So there you have it! My absolute favourite things in this room! There are many more things in our room that I could have talked about. Three more candle holders. Many, many pictures of the two of us. Justin's Schlock Mercenary card. But these are the highlights :-)

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