Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Comfort Week : Home

Here is what Sherrie has suggested we talk about today for our Comfort Week theme - home: the most comfortable (or comforting) thing in your home.

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Although for me my entire 200 year old home is what gives me comfort (as you've probably read a few times on this blog) as well as my yoga mat and altar, my cozy bed, my old shabby antiques, my grandmother's tea set and many more. But I have to give first place to our rocking chair in the kitchen.

This chair belonged to my MIL. This chair is not "old" like most of the stuff I cherish in this home, but it's BEAUTIFUL. Aside from a few teeth marks made by a very active, young puppy years ago it's still in very good shape. Everyone wants to sit in the rocking chair, it's a favorite all around with family and friends.

From here I :

- watch my family doing whatever it is they're doing in the family room, mostly watching TV;
- admire nature's beauty from the window next to the kitchen table;
- breathlessly watch my favorite little creatures as they nibble on bird seeds in the feeder;
- knit, sing, drink tea, and dream;
- keep an eye on our supper that's cooking on the stove;
- have long conversations with my husband as he's washing the dishes;
- find out what kind of day my son had at work;
- worry on my family when weather conditions are bad and they need to be out on the roads;
- have long phone conversations with my daughter;
- laugh and cry with friends;
- wait my turn for the washroom.

You see, this rocking chair is sooooooo much more than a piece of wood that was carved into a piece of furniture. It's memories for my husband. His mom has been gone for 20 years and I'm sure she used the chair for the same reasons I do.

Talk to everyone tomorrow !


sunmamma said...


Barb said...

Lovely - your chair brought back memories for me too Vickie. I had one almost exactly the same when I had Sebrina and remember many, many hours of sitting in that chair rocking my baby girl. Thanks for the comfort memory. Love Barb xo

Alli said...

I LOVE rocking chairs and I am sad that I do not have space for one in my small apartment. However, THANKS for sharing yours, it made me smile and brought back some lovely memories.

Anonymous said...

I love furniture with a family history! And rocking chairs are extra special. Yours looks wonderful and well-loved. :)

sherrieg said...

We always had a rocking chair in the kitchen growing up - it's just the right place for one. :)

cathleen said...

What a lovely, comfy and cozy post!

Amber said...

What a great chair! I especially love your list of things you do in your favorite rocker. :)

Austen said...

Furniture with a story is the best kind, I think. It's lovely!

Heidi said...

I wish I had a nice rocking chair. Its so calming...