Monday, January 21, 2008

Sunday Evening

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Last night my daughter was spending the night at a friend's house....I was home alone. It was a small glimpse of how I'm going to feel in a few years when I become an empty-nester. It's lonely, too quiet and I suddenly feel the need to find a mate. For now though I'm going to enjoy the time I do have her at home with me. The dating and finding a mate can wait...

I was watching Extreme Makeover Home Edition and I went to the kitchen to get something and as I walked back to the couch I stopped and sighed at the beauty of the warm glow of the chandelier, the candles and the patio lights. I ran up stairs to get the camera so I could share it with you.

39 comments:

ACottageIndustry said...

Aah! so romantic and peaceful looking. Yes, the being alone in the house can be a bit too....quiet, sometimes.
Beautiful photos.
Tracey

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Yes .that is the best word to describe your home ROMANTIC...
Last night while at home with my mate.. there was NO... HGTV... ....FOOTBALL...play offs ALL day....yiks...
Linda

BittersweetPunkin said...

..very romantic space...thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Robin

Janet said...

Cindy,
Those pictures are absolutely dreamy.
Janet

Anonymous said...

A very lovely picture - very peaceful and serene. Thanks for sharing.
~~Mary Jane~~

Shari said...

Whenever the time is right for you....I hope you find a man who truly appreciates everything you are and your many talents.

Amy said...

Your dining room is just so romantic looking. I am glad you could share that with us. Amy

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy I am so happy you went and got your camera. It looks dreamy.
Thanks for sharing.
The empty nest can be a bit quiet even if you have a partner. My last post is about our empty nest.
Alison

Gayla said...

I hear you... I love the beauty of your home and the absolute-ness of it... but it can get lonely... but don't forget--- your wonderful dog!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Don't you just love it when you just turn your head and see a beautiful site, one that you created. Your home is truly romantic. You continue to inspire me thank-you.
giner

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Cindy, I love that your eye is so keen to see the beauty of a shot that cannot be missed ~ seeking everyday beauty in common everyday items is a gift...it truly is a beautiful photo ~ xxoo, Dawn

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a peaceful and romantic view Cindy.


Hugs,
Dena

Mary said...

Oh Cindy, how lovely!
xoxo,
Mary

Niesz Vintage Home said...

You have such a beautiful home! Yes, there's nothing like the warm glow from a chandelier.

Kimberly :)

Marilyn said...

Absolutely lovely photo, Cindy. Your dining room is so beautiful! I have a feeling even if you served hot dogs and potato chips they would taste so much better because of the exquisite surroundings.

Marilyn

Rhondi said...

Hi Cindy
Every photo of your home is just so beautiful. You have done an amazing job of making a romantic home. I love it! Rhondi

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

So pretty Cindy...
Penny

Rosemary said...

Yes it is beautiful Cindy!!
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Rosemary

Anonymous said...

Honestly..I thought I would be too sad when the girls moved out..I do have my husband..but you do get used to it:)

I love the new chairs..table..chandelier..lights..You know how to fill your lfe w/ beauty..you will be fine..
Plus..they may not leave that soon!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

What a beautiful view into your dining room. It looks so romantic and lovely.
Barbara

Shabbyfufu said...

Cindy...thank you for visiting my blog today and I just payed a return visit to yours. How lovely your home is~the blue is so serene:-) Glad to see that you will be featured in Romantic Country!~ Janet

love.boxes said...

such a pretty room.. I love all the blue and the hydrangeas too! :)

Hope said...

Beautiful!!!

I have been wondering, would you mind if I saved your photo's to my computer for my own personal use and enjoyment (as a slide show screen saver, for example). You're a great photographer and you have a gorgeous house.

Thank you for sharing with us!

Judy said...

Cindy, I remember when my son had moved out and daughter was getting ready to....thought I would not be able to STAND being alone. A friend told me there would come a time I would cherish my alone time (I thought she was crazy at the time) but she was right. Don't get me wrong, there were times I wished I had someone to talk to, go out to eat with, BOND with, but I had my family, friends, job and love of decorating that all kept me quite busy. I did meet my now hubby and we've been married almost 5 years now but sometimes I long for just a little time to myself. If it's meant for you to find a mate, you will. You are a beautiful, sweet, talented woman and I'm sure men will be knocking down your door!

Judy

P.S. Can't wait for the magazine spread on your "Romantic Home"!

nannykim said...

beautiful

Elaine L. said...

That view looks very romantic and peaceful.

Did you leave the chairs plain white or did you glaze them?

~elaine~

emily said...

its looks so beautiful!

i saw cloverfield this weekend as well, i did get to see the whole movie, but left me asking a lot of questions anyway! :)

love your blog!

bj said...

Ahhhh, Cindy....you DO have such a.....ROMANTIC HOME.
These photos are just fabulous.
bj

Gail McCormack said...

How beautiful your room looks Cindy. It's nice to have a "mate" as long as it's the "right mate" you'll know when you're ready again, once you are I bet they'll be linning up at your door! Before you accept him you must make sure he doesn't mind you blogging, goodness what would we all do without you!

fitty said...

awww such a dreamy room.. very romantic.. look at the glowing lights of chandelier.. in fact i love everything you did to the house.. you got a very beautiful home..

Elzie said...

Lovely pictures. Looks so romantic. You're absolutely right, it'll be empty when the children moves out, but that's life. After some time you can appriciate the fact that you can do whatever you want to do instead LOL.
Hope you're having a great Tuesday.
Love Elzie

Cindy said...
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Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Hope: Yes you can download my photos for personal use. The resolution is not very high so I'm not sure how great they will work for backgrounds on your computer. The only one that is really high resolution is the "breakfast in bed" photo that I did at the end of Dec. 2007 under the post "New Years Resolutions" I have that one as my computer background.

Rachel said...

That is stunning!

Sue said...

What a beautiful view, thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Simply stunning. So nice to enjoy views such as this through you. I know the feeling of quiet, no wait, that was the sound I heard before the other shoe dropped! HA! Seriously, they do leave us with a bit of longing when they are gone. Enjoy the time with her, and the quiet!

Anonymous said...

Speaking for living alone....I love it! I can have company whenever I want, and I treasure the time alone. And just to look at the other side, not too many men will love your decorating style like we all do!! The gorgeous white chandelier might be the first thing to go....

Kim said...

That is gorgeous! It looks like the view into a wonderful restaurant!

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

How warm and cozy!