There are many recipes, patterns, and a multitude of other things to make our homes cosy and welcoming. This is my cosy corner of good things to eat and other "creature comforts"; things just to make our families, and ourselves, feel good.
I love walking through the dishware at secondhand stores. Memories jump out at me and say "Remember me? I used to live in ___'s china cabinet and you were just little and you used to look at me through the glass door. " And, yes, I remember. Old farm houses. Good friends. Favorite Aunties.
And then suddenly today my memory time line sped years forward. Memories of someone I love dearly and is no longer in my life. Funny how a set of dishes in Value Village can make one cry.