Send me to my Room


“Go to your room!”

Remember when that was a punishment?

Not anymore! Now, when I get a quiet moment free, I sneak off to my room. It’s a quiet place. Cozy and clean. Room to think.



This week’s photo challenge is about room. Room has varied meanings and contexts. You may have noticed my love for open spaces. I usually share photos of oceans, shorelines and mountain ranges. At home, though, there are many wonderful places I enjoy. I chose my room today, as it is the perfect place to get away for a quick think. No one else’s needs or thoughts crowd mine. Just me.

I choose soft colors and fabrics, comfy bedding and treasured family heirlooms and pictures to create this personal haven of rest. Home and Garden magazine hasn’t knocked on my door–there’s been no designer to make it magazine-perfect–but the evening light visits through the woods out back. My comforter from Tuesday Morning cost a lot less than Pottery Barn’s, but it is soft and white just the same. The antique marble and mother-of-pearl inlay table has a crack in the marble and is missing plenty of mother-of-pearl, but my dad had it stripped of black lacquer when I was a little girl and I loved it so much that I’d polish in between the little bird carvings around the edges. He caught me taking care of it and promised it to me. The chair may not be the most modern touch, but it is a family heirloom from a relative who was more like a mother to me than my own mother could be. Each photo brings good memories with warm-fuzzies attached. The platter is an anniversary gift from the “copper” year. All in all, it is my room, and you can send me here anytime!

Where do you go when you just have a few minutes to recharge? How have you made it a special place to suit your needs?



11 responses »

  1. Lovely room, and I find especially charming your tootsies poking out from your plush comforter.
    My room is outside on my deck under the trees, listening to the birds, especially in spring when the peregrine falcons grace our neighborhood with their sweet call and their speckled splendor. They always visit in pairs, and I like that. They flit from tree to tree, keeping tabs on each other. The raucous crows don’t dare poke their shiny black feathers around when the peregrines are in residence.


    • Sharon, hi! So goo to hear from you! Your deck sounds inviting. I share your love of the outdoors and birds, but here in Florida we have monster bugs. I admit to enjoying the morning and evening garden from behind the screen on the back porch. We have mostly cardinals, morning doves, a few blue jays and occasional robin. Plenty of mockingbirds, woodpeckers and wrens, too. I have been privy to an osprey, a screech owl and a few hummingbirds as well.


    • Thanks! Are you inspired to spiff up your room, or to get time to think? I visited your site, LOVED the art forms and Texas bluebonnets; the words and the pictures. Will you be posting a Room photo too?


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