Sunday, September 15, 2013

Adventures in Warming a New Home

My new home is very, very, very warm. :)

We had our housewarming party yesterday and saw so many wonderful friends and co-workers happy smiling faces filling our new home. I feel very loved.

Everyone came bearing gifts - which I totally did not expect! We have a great supply of wines of all colors, little Disney knick-knacks to decorate our mantle and bookshelves, gift cards to the home improvement stores, and a very sweet set of things that might seem incongruous, but with the poem really made me cry.

Blessings for a New Home:

Bread - that this house may never know hunger.
Salt - that life may always have flavor.
Wine - that joy and prosperity may reign forever. 

There of course was bread and salt in the bag, and the biggest magnum of Riesling wine I'd ever seen! Along with those things, there were fall-themed kitchen towels and a pot holder. To add to it, she gave us a fluffy blanket to "warm" our new home. 

The blessing is from It's a Wonderful Life which I guess I should go watch now, huh? What an incredibly sweet present. I think I might end up making this my go-to housewarming gift.

P.S. I promise when my house is cleaned up after the party, I will take pictures and show you the new place!


  1. Glad you're housewarming party went so well! The Blessing is a really neat idea! We got something similar when we got married but it was candles and the colors represented something different and you used them for those celebrations. It is definitely a more personal gift. Can't wait to see pictures!

  2. What a sweet blessing, I'll have to remember that :) and yes! Pictures! :)

  3. Those are awesome gifts, congrats on the warm house! ;)

  4. How wonderful! I wish we had held a housewarming when we moved into our new house... such a great way to start off the wonderful memories in your new place!