Back in June when my ten year old nephew, Kemper, was here spending a week with us, he was sitting in our living room looking around. After a few minutes, he said, "Aunt Tammy, you sure do like stars, don't you?" "You have them everywhere!" Yes, Kemper, I do like stars! But until that moment, I didn't realize just how many I do have in our home.
It's one of those things I didn't purposely set out to collect. It just sort of happened. Sometimes I'm just drawn to things and I guess stars are one of them. Stars seem to convey a "happy feeling" for me. Do you know what I mean?
So the other night, I pulled out my camera and started walking around the house snapping pictures of stars.....stars were everywhere, I tell you!
Here's a "star" tour of our home:
Here are spray stars behind the swan and the swan has a star around the neck also. These are on the sideboard/buffet (that Jason made) in my dining room:
This large crock is on the bottom shelf of the sideboard in the dining room:
Here are star cutouts on the shutters by the pass through between the kitchen and dining room. There are also star cutouts on the pegboard above:
Also in our dining room, there are stars on both sides of the hutch:
And the runner on the dining room table has stars:
You saw these crates in yesterday's post, but there are stars around the lampshade, stars on the jar and box as well as a star nested inside the crate:
And above the fireplace way up there beside my Betsy Ross flag are stars resting on the stones on each side:
Above my piano there are stars as well: (Those pictures of Colt were some of his senior pictures that I took):
And way up there where the ceiling vaults are my two huge stars I purchased last winter! I just love those there...they make a great focal point when you walk in the front door!
This star is above the staircase. This is visible immediately upon entering the front door, as our staircase is in the foyer area.
This one is on the staircase landing resting on another picnic basket:
This was my $1.00 clearance star that's on the shed behind the pool:
This barn red star is actually a birdhouse and is hanging between two windows behind the loveseat on the sunporch:
This green star is also on the sunporch hanging on the old window beside the potting bench:
This is a little green birdhouse also on the sunporch hanging above the patio table for two:
This star is to the left of the front door as you walk onto the porch:
In the living room on the wall near the fireplace is the architectural birdhouse door star:
This is a star picture given to me by a friend and is hanging on the dining room wall in my "ironing board" corner:
And another one I just spotted on the dining room hutch - my star nesting boxes:
The corner of the dining room also holds a few stars. This is the corner cabinet that we painted back in the spring. It used to be stained.
As you can see by these pictures, ever since my nephew's visit, I've been seein' stars! What about you, are YOU seein' stars in your home?