After our engagement in 2010, Brian and I segued quickly from “boyfriend/girlfriend” to “fiancé/fiancée”. There’s such a small window to enjoy it so no instance was too insignificant to use it. Now that we’re married, I’m just as enamored with my new title and still get a little thrill each time I hear Brian say “my wife.” The other day I had his car keys at yoga and was struck by how casually I explained that I’d grabbed my husband‘s keys so I didn’t have my key card.
Since I know the excitement will eventually wane, I thought this ILY Couture tee would be perfect to commemorate this silly, happy, romantic period as newlyweds.
I love being at home, I admit it. Our apartment is filled with beautiful things we love; mementos from trips together, bookcases piled high with favorites (including one devoted to cookbooks), and a lot of entertainment-specific servery and decor like our wedding china and my silver tea sets. Home goods are my weakness.
Since we’ve started to get more serious about buying a house though, I’ve been looking at our furniture with a more critical eye. We have a couple great pieces from family mixed in with a few (more than I’d like to admit) IKEA buys, and a smattering of finds from antique and consignment stores like our wine rack/bar. (And let’s be real, I think I’d probably die without the home sections of T.J Maxx, Marshals, and the holy land: HomeGoods.) But it never dawned on me that none of it was really “working” until I started imagining filling up an actual house. That we own.
On a break from learning about adjustable rate mortgages, PMI, and just how crazy property taxes are, I put together a Pinterest inspiration board and culled ideas down to the above. It’s just a starting point, but it has really helped to force my focus. In the last week alone, I found a gorgeous Parsons-esque console table that would be gorgeous in a foyer and a brass sculpture very similar to one above. And while shopping at the SoWa market in Boston yesterday morning, I joked with Brian about buying a Sukhothai Buddha sculpture similar to the one in the picture above. But I think I’ll wait on that. Maybe we’ll eventually make it to Thailand someday. It would make a great memento, right?