Monday, September 10, 2012

My Favorite Room

I love my little house.  My favorite room is the sun room.

When I finally found a job after being laid off for 11 of the scariest months of my life in 2009, my first project was downsizing.  I was living in a huge 3500 SF house on 7 acres with a private lake, and was desperate to move.  Sounds crazy, I know - but that house had a lot of sadness and painful memories attached to it.

I learned of a little place in the Slate Belt that was for rent.  It had everything I wanted - most especially lots of closets!  It also had a fireplace, which is something this Florida girl had always wanted.  Of course, it took me 2.5 years to be brave enough to actually light a fire in it, but I used it almost every weekend last winter.

But what sold me on it was the sun room.  It's old-fashioned, with jalousie windows.  There's a terracotta tile floor and it has views of my little front porch and a lake just down the lane.

The porch railings are covered in morning glories now, and they are so charming and fresh to look at in the early mornings.

I love to have breakfast out here on the weekends.  Sometimes, if my weekday mornings aren't too frantic, I'll at least have tea out here.  While I love autumn, it signals the end of lounging barefoot in my robe out there - reading or doing a crossword puzzle.

I'll still use it into the early winter - I can bundle up in a throw and have cocoa while Cody snoozes on his rug.

It's my favorite room.


  1. Pamela, thank you for stopping by Creative Ideas and for your wonderful comment. Love your sunroom.

    1. Patty:

      My pleasure - and thank you for stopping by!