This isn't my usual decorating/re purpose post. Rather it is a salute to a place that doesn't care much about decorating or style or the latest and greatest trends. (No offence).
It has something better than that. It has a sense of home that isn't created by design. It's created by people and love and family and a unified spirit.
Although I had no Internet or cell phone reception I managed to survive!
Probably because I had no Internet service or cell phone reception, I had the opportunity to really experience a home sweet nest!
For those of you from small prairie towns or farming communities you probably know what I'm talking about.
Elkhorn has a population of aprox. 500 people. And pretty much everyone knows everyone. Have you ever seen that movie Sweet Home Alabama? Well it's pretty much the same flavor!
Homes in Elkhorn aren't created by the newest trends in lighting. There is no Benjamin Moore and certainly no Annie Sloan stockist.
But there are the best cooks, the handiest men, the friendliest neighbors and the best sense of community that I have ever known. There was an unlimited supply of meals, deserts, phone calls, caring and sense of family.
My husband was blessed to grow up there. And I am honored to have them accept me as part of the community when we visit.
Our weekend was made so much easier by caring neighbors and friends, close family and of course fantastic cooking.
I hate to admit it, but here in the lower mainland of BC, we don't know most of our neighbors and I doubt if anyone would eat food brought over by a stranger. It's sad, and my husband and I were both over due for a reminder of what home really means. Even though it was a quick trip and a sad occasion brought us all together, it was nice. It was so nice.
So, if you are from such a small town - don't take it for granted. And if you don't live there anymore - don't forget to go visit once in awhile.
Just like Dorothy said...there's no place like home.