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Jane Austen wrote, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”

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Some people write so eloquently about home, the sense of home, or home as something missed or longed for. I’m not going to put thoughts in your mind because to me home is a feeling. Home means varying things to me — the people who are home to me; the sense of contentment or even the moments of laughter; memories; and much more. We each have different life experiences, different feelings, and our perspectives on home will vary. Today’s post is yours — you decide what home is for you.

Let’s be grateful for whatever home is to each of us. And, if you care to share, tell me what you feel is home for you. These two photographs, wildly altered in post processing, are of my favourite room in my home.

my favourite room || www.dianeschuller.com

PS: I finally finished that sweater I’ve been knitting away at and absolutely adore it. It turned out so cozy and the fit is perfect. Will have to get hubby to take a couple photos of me wearing it because I’m terrible at selfies. Actually, I’m one of those who really dislikes selfies anyway. Have a beautiful week ahead everyone — revel in your thoughts of home.

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Gabriele - January 16, 2017 - 2:21 pm

Home is my refuge as I am sick today. I am so grateful to have a home where life can slow down enough for me to heal. And I will. Love your pictures of the music room! Really truly!

Susan Clark - January 16, 2017 - 4:15 pm

I am most at home in my garden although an armchair by a wood fire comes a close second. Love the pictures.

Sherry - January 16, 2017 - 9:01 pm

Love these photo prints of your home. Very lively!

To respond to your question, home is with those I love surrounded by the things that reflect our spirits and bring us pleasure.

Have a great week!

Lisa Gordon - January 17, 2017 - 1:49 pm

I LOVE what you did with these images, Diane!
Home to me is really anywhere my family is, whether it be in our actual home, or elsewhere. Just whenever we’re together, to me, that is home. ๐Ÿ™‚

Juliann - January 18, 2017 - 5:38 am

I have been thinking about home a lot lately. Dad’s declining health might mean a new home for him. My daughter and son in law are purchasing their first home and are talking a lot about that new space. My own home feels so big these days. I like this topic.

Sherry G. - January 18, 2017 - 5:53 am

The treatment you gave these photos make them feel so full of life and that seems to fit so well with your approach to life and home. I have had many homes and I can adapt quite easily I think, but I do like to be able to surround myself with the colours, textures, scents etc. that spark joy in my immediate environment. This question is a big topic and I need to think more about it.

andi - January 21, 2017 - 5:46 am

Love this post. Home to me is a place where I feel safe. When I feel happy, unwell, at peace, pensive,…the one place I want to feel all those things is in my home.
Home is what I made it and is very me. I love being in my own “space”.
While it may not sound “home-like” to say that home is where I like to be alone, it is for me.
It still affords me the opportunity to go visit family and enjoy their home.

Candace - January 29, 2017 - 9:07 pm

I sometimes think I could be happy never going anywhere. I love to be at home (including my yard). I feel safe and cozy with several kitties around (and my husband, of course). I’m never bored, there is plenty to do and enjoy. What seems most ideal to me is to go out for a few short hours and then have home to come back to and it’s always a relief to kick off shoes and just settle in. Now that I am retired, though, I often spend whole days at home and am perfectly happy doing so.

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