Thursday, October 11, 2007
I LOVE MY FIREPLACE!!!
Noah and I are enjoying a stormy Sunday morning here in front of the fireplace. This is the fireplace in Riff and I's bedroom. I absolutely love it. So warm and cozy. We've always said we wanted a fireplace in our bedroom someday and, by golly, that someday is here. How does the other half live, I ask you?!
The little rocking chair that Noah and I are sitting in is a birthday present to myself that we picked up in an awesome antique/quilting store in the little town of Toledo. The chair reminds me of my Great Grandma for some reason and we really needed one for just the reason that you are seeing in the picture, so we popped it into the back of the suburban and drug it home with us. We do have a tendancy to drag things home... I plan on re-upholstering it sometime, though it will be my first try at that task. Any pointers anybody has would be much appreciated.
My mom used to sell and paint a lot with Tri-Chem. Does anybody remember that? Did you ever do it yourself? Anyway, my new little rocking chair makes me think of a tri-chem picture that my mom did at one time. It had a lady rocking her baby and a saying that went something like this:
"Quiet down cobwebs,
Dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby
and babies don't keep."
UPDATE: Mary from Mary's Writing Nook popped over and reminded me of the rest of the words to this little poem. After reading them, I can't believe I ever had forgotten. Here you are~
"Cleaning and Scrubbing can wait til tomorrow
for babies grow up we've learned to our sorrow;
So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep
I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep"
Ah, yes, that's it!
Goes the same for Grandbabies, you know. You can find me and Noah right here, rocking...
Posted by Paula at 7:21 PM