December 05, 2011

Ornate Details.

A new house is like a new friend.
It takes time to get to know it and its occupants; the different moods, quirkiness, the versatile traits, both negative and positive. It takes time to settle in and although I have lived here for almost six months, I am still establishing new routines and my own place - not just in the new house but also in my new life.

Slowly, I am introducing my touch, so to speak, into an already establish home. Trying not to be too overwhelming and larger than life, remaining respectful and apprehensive, yet still - having a strong desire to have my home reflect the fact that a woman has moved in.
Whether I am succeeding in this endeavor or not is mirrored in the reactions of my new family. I win some and I loose some, as to be expected. The boys are mostly oblivious to my efforts, but the lovely girl senses the changes and has stated in no uncertain terms that her father's house has become much more cosy and delightfully scented since I moved in.
I take that as a sign of success.

Thus this year the Christmas decorations in my home are much more austere than I am used to. Still, the ornate details here and there create an atmosphere of familiarity and celebrate this delightful season in the spirit of love, family and companionship - the very essence of Christmas.

28 comments:

ladyfi said...

What lovely details and decorations. The Christmas spirit lives in our actions and not in our ornaments (thank goodness as we haven't put up a single decoration yet)!

Lilybets said...

Beautiful to think that a new home is like a friend..it's true!!!Your posts are very ispiring for me!

Elizabeth said...

You already have your place in your new home. The only thing that needs to be done is that your place becomes visible to you so you can see it.

Enjoy your monday.

Susan Deborah said...

It is very important for a woman to have her 'touch' in the home she lives and occupies. And every woman desires that. Glad to see your activities, dear Zuzana. The place one occupies becomes synonymous with the woman of the home.

And, I know that when your 'touch' is added, the home will be unique.

Joy always,
Susan

Ruby said...

Beautiful decorations. Love all the pictures..

Rahul Bhatia said...

A very sweet post Zuzana, to share the small things which bring big happiness in life!

Kat_RN said...

You are wise to go slowly. It is always worth the effort. Lovely decorations.
Kat

Brian Miller said...

smiles. i am glad the little girl has noticed and is pleased...over time your impressions will be more noticable.. ...and then soon it will blend as you are trulyjusta part of it.

latebloomerbuds said...

Baby steps my friend. All in time. So nice you can talk about adjusting here. Margie

LadyCat said...

I can relate to this so much. When I moved in to Tom's home 2 1/2 years ago, I would unpack one box of decor at a time, over time. I would mingle in what was important to me. Our decorations seemed to fit together well and neither of us were territorial, so it worked out.
It looks like your lovely things are fitting in just as well as you have. Enjoy making the personal touches in your new home...it can be fun : )

Zuzu said...

It all looks so warm & inviting, Zuzana!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

So glad your home is turning into YOUR home too! In the photos the little girl in the red dress holding the candle is ABSOLUTELY CHARMING Zuzana!!! Oh! She is darling! Enjoy friend!

sprinkles said...

I love that angel in the center there. I collect angels though so of course I noticed it right away.

I'm glad you're adding your own touches. That's as it should be. It's your home too.

Yeah, boys tend not to notice the small details.

A Lady's Life said...

beautiful Zuzana .
I am sure you already won their hearts.:)

Hilary said...

I'd say that if the boys are oblivious and the girl is appreciative, you're pretty much won most of them. I'm glad you're comfy in your new digs.

Betsy said...

cozy and delightfully scented...aw, I love that. Feminine touches for sure! :)

SandyCarlson said...

I so respect the journey you are taking. Thank you letting us into your world. We grow with you.

adrielleroyale said...

Oooh I love the star in the window! Beautiful! :)

Rajesh said...

You have beautifully decorated your home.

M.Kate said...

I have lived in mine for 8 years and I love it, a house turns to a home when u have your love ones with you. Great decor.

Sandi McBride said...

If that's auterity, I'm for it...looks beautifully done to me...Merry Christmas to you Zuzana,
warmest wishes
Sandi

Rosezilla said...

Oh, Zuzana, you have such lovely taste and artistic instincts, I'm sure your efforts will make a charming difference. I am so glad your new girl is enjoying the feminine touches, and believe me, boys are not nearly so oblivious as they sometimes seem. They might not say much, might not even always know exactly why things feel so much cozier and so homey, but they do notice and appreciate them. Merry Christmas to you!

Margie said...

Zuzana, wishing you the most lovely Christmas with your new family!
I'm sure with you there it will extra special for everyone!

Lovely post!

Margie xo

Angela Bell said...

Yes you are wise to go slowly,you have so much love to give but it is different for the children,if the little girl likes your touches then I would say you are succesful! What a big change it must be for you all but a wondeful one.Lol Angela x

Snowbrush said...

I hadn't thought about what a balance beam you're walking there. I hope it stays wide and level.

Myrna R. said...

You're a high class woman, so I'm certain you've brought nothing but charm, warmth, good style to you new home. Above all, I know you've brought love.

Jerry said...

Cozy is important in a home. Accept the young lass as the barometer of the kind changes that you make.

MarieHarmony said...

Settling down takes always some time but you are slowly getting there. Where there is love things are easier. And the little girls seem to feel it - The decorations are lovely and bring a warm note.
Stay well.