Misha Crews

Love stories about old houses and family secrets.

Today I’d like to share a photo of my apartment, which is going through a transitional phase (as life so frequently does). I have an ongoing desire to be a minimalist, but some items are too precious to get rid of. You might notice that my possessions are well-worn, but they are also well-loved. โค

On top of my faux fireplace, one of my antique typewriters has found a new perch. Next to this elegant machine is the mantle clock which once belonged to my Great-Aunt Margaret. The clock is currently broken, but is still right twice a day (which is more than I can say for myself, sometimes).๐Ÿ•ฐ

A plaque under the mantle reminds my husband and I of two of the most important tenets of a marriage: we love each other and we like each other (although not always at the same time).๐Ÿ’•

On the left, my husband Charlie’s regal pineapple plant is still threatening to take over the living room. It will go outside as soon as the weather is warm enough, and then it will finally be able to spread its arms and revel in the glory of the sunlight. ๐Ÿ

And on the right, my father’s oversized armchair is waiting for me to pick up a book and come have a nice little sit-down.๐Ÿ›‹ Maybe I should do that right about nowโ€ฆ. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ“š

What are your favorite well-worn possessions?

Categories: Life

I recently finished reading Paulette Jiles’s moving novel News of the World. It is a quietly-told story which nevertheless speaks loudly about the value of kindness, decency, and laughter. As the world begins to bloom anew and we begin to gather again (whether in person or online), this quote rings especially true. I hope the month of April brings you many reasons to laugh and be happy.ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

As we move toward the beginning of spring (yay!), we are reminded that there are an endless number of ways for us all to grow and bloom. With that in mind, my Quote of the Month for March is this beautiful thought from ground-breaking artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Wishing you a season of hope, growth and fun! โค๏ธ

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” ~ Jean-Michel Basquiat