Peace be unto thee, stranger, enter and be not afraid. I have left the gate open and thou art welcome to my home. There is room in my house for all. I have swept the hearth and lighted the fire. The room is warm and cheerful and you will find comfort and rest within. The table is laid and the fruits of Life are spread before thee. The wine is here also, it sparkles in the light. I have set a chair for you where the sunbeams dance through the shade. Sit and rest and refresh your soul. Eat of the fruit and drink the wine. All, all is yours, and you are welcome. By Ernest Holmes
I know what works when I see it; however, I am not the person that can put it together! So, a dear friend (aka decorating angel) volunteered to come into our new house and transform it into something that feels like us!
We started out the day by reviewing my mission statement and vision for 2017. She listened, observed, and discerned the best path forward for the room, the house and for us. Yes, there was some “bibbity-bobbity-boo” as well as a lot of shopping…..walking, standing……and finally; I think I’m done! What transpired over the course of 36 hours was a realization of the warmth we want to convey when friends, family and even strangers gather in our home.
Last night we sat in our space and soaked in the creative energy. It is warm, inviting and aligned with who we are; a little sparkle, modern art, natural elements and openness.
Ernest Holmes’ poem, quoted at the beginning of this post, is a beautiful description of our vision. I urge you to read it again!
While I am not a political person; I believe that these are the values America has held since it was born. These are values I hold dear. I am thankful for the reminder and grateful for decorating Angels!