Home made lovely-Megan’s home tour

Home made lovely-Megan's home tour

Welcome to Home Made Lovely! A weekly series featuring inspiring homes from around the blogging community. I’ve asked each blogger the same question-

“What does creating a lovely home mean to you?” Here’s what Megan shared…

Hey there!  Have you been loving these Home Made Lovely posts as much as I have?  Each Thursday I can’t wait to find a few spare minutes to sit down in the lovely Heather’s space and take a peek into yet another creative, unique home.

Home made lovely-Megan's home tour

I’m Megan, by the way.  My blog, Contented Sparrow, is, like my home, a creative outlet for me.  I neeeed to create.  That’s how God made me and I feel it to my core every time I stitch or paint or cook or photograph.  Ever since I can remember, I’ve been rearranging furniture and feathering the nest I’m in.

But these days, making my home lovely is much, much more than simply a creative outlet for this mama.  I strive to create an atmosphere for my family……my husband, 2 sons and 1 daughter.   An atmosphere of safety and peace and calm and comfort and rest.  A cheery home with bright color, squishy pillows, cozy blankets, fragrant candles, cookies baking, soup simmering, art spread on the table, music playing, and books upon books.  A home that shines Christ.

I’m not at all saying that we live in a bubble of calm.  Hahaha….far from it.  But it is the atmosphere I aim to create.  You’ll often find laundry spilling over, crumbs under the table, stains on the carpet, papers scattered, harsh words spoken, too much noise, daily mess inside and out.  Yet, we accept that mess is a real part of life and even though we flail and fail, He redeems our messes.  It’s all good!

Whoa, sorry, I didn’t mean to get so wordy.  On to the tour!  Woo-hoo!
(But first I can’t contain my need to apologize for my not-so-great photos that I’m blaming on the crazy dark and cloudy day and my inexperience.  Me+low-light photography=blah.  And it’s blindingly bright & sunny today. Yes, I could cry.  But I don’t feel bad enough to retake all these pictures! 🙂
That said……

If I had to name my eclectic style, I’d call it Granny Chic. Yep, I first heard that term over on Flickr and I think it sums up my decorating bent. To me, vintage items, things with a history, hold more charm than new items. I smile conjuring up the history of the bits and pieces I find at thrift stores and antique malls.  If it makes me smile, I know it’s right for our home. (Totally off-topic but by the way, I hold hard and fast to the wisdom of “bring something in, take something out”, weed through, give away, remake, reuse.)