Somehow I ended up the luckiest girl in the world. I get to spend every day with the love of my life; my best friend, Mike. He’s very adored by me and the pooches, and that love carries over into our home.
Even though our house is still too rough-looking to give you a video tour (hopefully coming soon!), we’re beginning to fill the place up with fun and sweet momentos. A perfect case in point is our TV console: we have absolutely no idea where we should put the TV, since the living/dining/kitchen is all too open. So it just sits awkwardly in a tiny space between the living room and the dining room.
See how close that leather couch is to the TV? It definitely makes for difficult viewing! But that console is holding some serious love!
In the back right corner is the Himalayan Salt Lamp that Mike bought me for our 6-month anniversary. I’d been wanting one for a while since I had read that they improve the air quality in your home. And look how beautiful this lamp is, to boot! There are a whole bunch for sale at varying prices on the internet, but I think Amazon carries them pretty reasonably at around $24.
You might also notice our beaver skull. I spotted that this past weekend at a sidewalk sale in the town of Chassell, up in the Keweenaw Peninsula, and just knew I had to have it. I have a future project in mind, but for now, our $15 head is resting on top of two books. I found “Blind Date” for $1 in an antique store in the Keweenaw, and knew it was perfect for our collection, since Mike and I met on a blind date of sorts. I found “Laura” for $3, and am still looking for a book called “Mike” to complete our collection.
And then you have our Bete Grise jar. It’s just a random jar that I picked up for $5 at an antique store called The Yard Sale, in Laurium, MI. I stuffed it with anything pretty that I found while wandering the beach in Bete Grise, which is famous for its Singing Sands. The sticks, pink rock, and rock-shaped wood chunks have no particular meaning; they are just from a special place.
For now, I’ve placed them on the ever-evolving fireplace mantle, next to a big picture of the Mendota Lighthouse in Bete Grise. You can tell that nothing on the rock mantle is set in stone (pun intended!), since there’s an abundance of random frames sporting anything from birds cut from a 2013 calendar to a 5-year old Laura in a hammock to one that is completely empty.
So there you have it. Decorating love. <3