Saturday, August 16, 2008

There's No Place Like It...

"click, click, click,
There's no place like home,
click, click, click..."

~Auntie Em's Niece, Dorothy

When I think of a house....or I see the shape of a a birdhouse or a doll house or a painting of a house..I am drawn to it. There is just something about the shape. It makes me happy, it is charming, it is one of the things that I doodle, a lot. I don't know what it is about the shape...possibly the frame of the roof...standing tall with protective eaves below so that rain and snow and wind and all of your troubles will just glide right off and all is well within.

No double the classic shape is charming but I find most shapes of houses fact, when I was young, I wanted to live in the Berenstain Bear's tree house from the children's book always seemed so much larger from the inside...didn't it? And Barbie's house...wasn't it just dreamy?

I write all of this to try and explain my obsession with houses...doll houses, birdhouses, pillows painted with houses...whatever the reason, I don't think that I will every grow weary of houses...maybe that explains why I am a major home~body....yep, would rather be here than anywhere else on Earth. Click, click, click.

Smiles ~ Ramona


restyled home said...

Love all those gorgeous birdhouses!! What a great collection!


a day in the life of bella said...

Those are all so pretty :)

My old house was a cute little bungalow and I soooo wanted a reproduction mailbox to look like my house but the cost was $$$$$$, yikes!

Maybe someday I will get one though :)


Debbie @ said...

Hi Ramona, I just found your blog and really enjoy it. I live near San Diego, a little north and up in the mountains. Love all your birdhouses, I looked through all your pictures on your blog and love all the rooster things. You have done such a great job decorating. Have a blessed day!

rivergardenstudio said...

I love this whole post, your writing is beautiful and your subject, houses so dear to my heart too. Your bird houses are lovely too! Thanks, Roxanne

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, I really like all of your little birdhouses. I am drawn to them, too. Lovely post! :)