It’s time for a new entry in my now-monthly series about “Everyday faves,” to highlight everyday, or commonplace, things — or practices or habits — that make a difference in my life. For me, these posts are an exercise in self-reflection and appreciation.
This month, I am shining the spotlight (literally, with my lamp!) on my wood rocking chair. This rocking chair was my mom’s, and I’ve never known my life without it. When I married and officially moved out of my parents’ house, my mom allowed me to take the rocking chair with me, as I was so attached to it. Thank you, Mom! ♥ This rocking chair has continued to fill a special place in my heart — and in our home — ever since. The wood is a lovely dark color, the design is classic, and it is built strong and sturdy. This rocking chair serves as the perfect space to read or simply rock back and forth to meditate and think about things.
You’ve seen my rocking chair before, back in my post about my work area at home, a little niche off the stairs leading up to our master bedroom. It’s a cozy little reading corner, with my rocking chair, lamp, and my childhood piano stool serving as a side table for magazines and other reading material.
I’ve since switched out the cushion on the rocking chair, as you can compare in the pics above and below. You’ll also notice a new addition to this little corner — a tufted storage ottoman! Its light grey color fits in well with the overall color scheme of my little work space, grey and brown tones with accent touches of green and white.
The past few months, I’ve realized that my cat Ibsen has totally claimed the rocking chair as HIS space. So, really, this post is about one of IBSEN’s “everyday faves.” This is how I usually find Ibsen, snoozing on the cushion:
Below is how Ibsen looks when I dare to sit in the rocking chair. He climbs up on my lap and looks mournfully at me. When he makes this face, I totally replay this Puss ‘n’ Boots scene from Shrek in my head.
Isn’t Ibsen’s pinky nose the cutest? (And he knows it!)
And recently when I was walking up the stairs to our master bedroom, I found Ibsen in the rocking chair, sitting up with paws out and an imperious expression on his face like he was a king waiting for his subjects to kneel and pet him. (I obliged, after I took pics!)
Ibsen’s expressions crack me up!
And below is an outtake from a couple of weeks ago that I was lucky to capture of Ibsen mid-yawn. Equal opportunity outtakes on this style blog! 😉
Explore more “everyday faves”
Want to explore more of my “everyday faves”? Past posts in the series include:
- Better bobby pins
- Building time into my daily schedule for reading,
- My love of travel-sized stain sticks
- Daily hair routine with dry shampoo paste
- Thinking about my favorite thing that happened each day
- A look inside my medicine cabinet
- Static Guard spray
- Wrinkle releaser spray
- Native deodorant
- Coffee creamer
- Nail polish tray
- Fast-drying top coat
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