When we moved into our house nearly four years ago, we had almost nothing to hang on the walls or fill our shelves (besides tons and tons of books). So we set to work slowly accumulating meaningful art and objects that remind of us places we've been, places we dream of going and people we love. We're just not interested in things that hog space without inspiring us or stirring up warm memories.
So I was thrilled when, on a recent visit, my mother-in-law brought a delightful little gift: this engraved baby spoon that belonged to Cricket's great-grandmother, Marguerite. Neither Cricket nor I had a chance to meet Marguerite, since she passed away several years ago.
I have an idea for displaying this spoon in Cricket's room and will share it with you as soon as the project is finished. I hope its presence in her little haven will evoke lots of questions about her great-grandparents.
We've also been working on several other home projects that I can't wait to show you! Stay tuned.
(Check out how I hung the spoon in Cricket's toddler room here and here.)
I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.