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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tuesday Topics–6 Things In My House

The Austin Family Diary

Well obviously my favorite things in my house are Dave, Gabbie, Zachary, Simon, and Rudy…but that’s only 5! Just kidding. They are not things, they are people! So here are my favorite décor type items in my house, plus the stories of each item.

1. The Seven Species of Israel – this was bought in Tel Aviv at the art market which I love. It hangs in my kitchen. The Seven Species, starting at the top, from left to right, are barley, wheat, date honey, olives, pomegranate, figs, and grapes.

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2. This is Sam. He used to live with my grandparents and I always loved him. When my grandmother passed away, Sam came to live with me. He made the move from NJ to Kansas and currently resides in my dining room.

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3. Speaking of my grandparents, this is their wedding picture. I just love it and having it in my house! It is in my entry hall way on top of a shelf.

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4. This is a print that I framed and hung in my bathroom. The background of the print matches the bathroom wall perfectly!

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5. This piece of art hangs in Simon’s room. He and his camp group last summer made this for a silent auction they held and we won. Each handprint has a Hebrew letter on it and is labeled with the name of the child whose print it is.

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6. This is the bulletin board in my office. It displays meaningful items, pictures of friends, art by my kids, etc. The bottom left corner is my calendar.

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Do you have any similar favorite things in your house? I love decorating, so I have lots more!

9 comments:

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

Love Sam! And the little Dorothy on your bulletin board :)

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Oh I love Sam, he is so cute, I also love the art in Simone's room and your grandparents wedding picture. Oh who am I kidding!!?? I love them all!

Tamar SB said...

The wedding picture is gorgeous! I have my Bubbe and Zayda's picture by my shabbas candles - such a special thing to have!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Love Samuel but the wedding picture how precious. Also your spice rack has me drooling :)

Janine Huldie said...

Dara, I have my grandparents wedding photo, too and just love it and adore it. I also have the love letters my grandfather wrote to my grandmother during WWII and those are also among my favorites. And by the way, the "You are my sunshine" picture is awesome and would love it, because that is the song my grandfather used to sing to me as a child :)

Janine Huldie said...

Dara, I have my grandparents wedding photo, too and just love it and adore it. I also have the love letters my grandfather wrote to my grandmother during WWII and those are also among my favorites. And by the way, the "You are my sunshine" picture is awesome and would love it, because that is the song my grandfather used to sing to me as a child :)

Sara said...

Love your grandparents wedding picture. There is just something about old black and white photos that I love. I have been thinking of printing something for my bathroom and just love your print.

ShaunaQ said...

Love the kids' art and that bulletin board! Those handprints are so cute!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

I love how there are these little things that are so big and special to us!