I apologize that these photos are a bit dark; I always prefer my homes at night, with candles and lamps lit. These photos are just of my living room and dining room, and I’ll post photos of the rest of the house over the weekend. In these rooms I have some of my favourite things: framed Tibetan prints I bought in Nepal, Burmese Buddhas (one wood and one bronze), Buddha hands from Laos, my collection of matryoshka dolls from Russia and Eastern Europe, framed Indian prints, Nepalese dolls, Indian pillows and tapestries, Moroccan daggers, the small silver ornaments I collected around Europe, a Thai puppet, an Indonesian puppet, my antique typewriter, a Japanese print and obi, a painting a friend gave me in Mexico, and, of course, tons of books, records, and other trinkets from my travels. I still can’t believe Aaron and I set up the entire house (including purchasing everything we didn’t already have, setting up all the furniture, unpacking boxes, and decorating) in only one week.
I haven’t seen a lot of my belongings for years, so it feels amazing to have all of these things from my travels together at last, to be in a home that really, truly feels like home. I don’t particularly like the fact that I am living in my hometown, but I know it is only temporary. For now, I’ll just appreciate having such a cozy place to stay.