Friday, August 26, 2011

The Art Musuem House

God provided a home for us to stay in this summer, which looked like an art museum! I have actually stayed in this house before, when I stayed with their daughter,my friend R, but would not have recognized it!

The lady of this house is a precious believer who has created a home that is whimsical and fun. She does all the artwork herself. When we walked in, I said, "Kids, this may look like a place where you want to touch things, but I only want you to touch the toilet flusher or the tv remote!"

But as it turns out, as lovely and decorated and elaborate as her home is, she was one of the most gracious people about her home. She lives the philosophy of my late grandfather who said, "People are more important than things." Thank you, Nitch's!
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Tara G. said...

Wow! What fun experience! Cute dog to greet everyone! :)

mckenzie babb said...

Yes whimsical indeed....she definetely is using her God given talents to the fullest.....there is no off limits in their home as it is just "stuff" and their home is always open for friends, family, missionaries, and even complete strangers to stay at.....she is very gracious to share their home anytime....I am trying to learn from her on that one. Great Blog Sara...I enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

Don't you love homes like this? I do. I learned LONG ago that "fancy" did not a home make. Not that we don't like nice homes, but you want them to have a sense of hospitality as well as being beautiful to look at. I learned this lesson from my husband, believe it or not, when we were first married. I was so formal with each and every thing in place and a "don't touch anything" attitude (before I had children - ha) but David taught me to enjoy living and my mother often said to me the same thing . . . .

"People are more important than things."


P. S. My favorite house in this world was always my grandmother's house. It had not one thing in it that any decorator would consider valuable but boy was it homey, was it pretty and were you welcomed there! Absolutely everybody that knew her, loved coming to my grandmother's house. She used to have so much company that she had to get up early to have her work done because she could count on somebody (never knew who) to be dropping by after lunch.

That's the kind of atmosphere I would love to have in my house!

P. S. S. While you didn't allow your kids to touch anything, I bet they have a lot of fun looking at everything! I would have! :)

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