Home, the spot of earth supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
~ Robert Montgomery ~
Mother's oak china closet now sits in my family room. Dark and somewhat dated, it would look beautiful painted in shabby chic white, but for now I cannot bear to change it. Instead, bits and pieces of vintage decor grace its shelves and touches of crocheted lace lighten dark spaces. Its presence in the room provides comfort and familiarity, a touch of home, and objects that bring back memories of times past. Old books, vintage plates, old silver, tea pots, and teacups fill its useful spaces. For now it is simply. . .perfect. Home sweet home.