Thursday, October 6, 2011

Quick post for thanks and Couple of Pics from last month

Firstly really grateful for all of your generous words to my previous post,
butterfly Glitter Graphics -
Everything went smooth with bro's service and now I'm feeling relived. I know he is in a place where full of love and peace with our mother and others. 

When we visited hubby's cousin last month, we stopped by her big brother's house as well. He bought an old Japanese house and renovated it. We didn't have much time then to take many photos. However, I'd like to show you just a couple of pictures of her house.  Sorry for not  clear photos as usual,

 entrance (used to be an earthen floor)

 Haha, I forgot where he went but these are from somewhere sothern Island

alcove(tokonoma)  a traditional Japanese tatami room where art or flowers are displayed


  1. What a lovely home, Orchid! Thank you for sharing the pics. I enjoyed the tour- thank you for sharing!

  2. These are lovely photos Orchid, and I imagine the rest of the house is quite lovely. I like the style with the clean lines, it has such a calm feel about it. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs

  3. Such a beautiful home Orchid.
    It looks so restful and peaceful.
    Happy to hear you are doing well.

  4. Orchid, Very lovely home. I like the last picture of the tatami room. It seems so peaceful. Thank you for visiting. Hugs...Lu

  5. What a beautiful house Orchid. Hope you are feeling more relaxed now. Take care.

  6. Dearest Orchid,

    Great that all went well and is behind you. Good feeling of mission accomplished and for peace of mind.
    Nice traditional home. Yes, I am familiar with this kind of things... it brings back memories.

    Love to you,


  7. Hallo my little friend. I agree, that house does look very serene and peaceful. I am so happy that everything went smoothly with your brother's Service and that you now feel happier inside, knowing that he is now at peace with your dear mother. Take care. Blessings from England.

  8. Hi Orchid san,
    I has been very with my younger sons family from last Tuesday and I will be free on this weekend.

  9. Hello my dear sweet Orchid, this house is lovely. I would enjoy visiting your country one day. xo

  10. what lovely pictures! your husband's cousin's home is just lovely. thank you for sharing the pictures.

    i'm so glad that your brother's service went well. blessings to you, my friend.

  11. such a lovely home!!
    thanks for sharing!!!

  12. So glad to hear from you! And I'm glad your brother's service has eased your mind. The pictures are beautiful. Hope you are well. Hugs my friend!

  13. Very beautiful and serene. I love the art work in their home. The painting on the sliding doors is lovely too. Thank you for sharing your pictures.

  14. I'm glad your brother's service went well :-)
    It's a very lovely Japanese house!! I love the tatami room very much. At my parents' house in Japan, their tatami room also has the small window like that. It's short for people and looks more like window for flowers :-)

  15. Hi Orchid san,
    I'm glad your brother service went well that made you peaceful your mind.
    I like the an old home the third picture on left hand side the lady.
    It seems very much that I have in here which we bought from Hawaii or Germany.
    I will take photo and I will sent to you by email.

    Have a great weekend,

  16. What a beautiful, restful home, Orchid! Of course, the Japanese do it so well, don't you? You have an instinctual eye for harmony and balance and we, in the West, try to emulate your natural style, but mostly fail miserably as we tend to quickly revert to gathering too much clutter. I love all the natural elements used in traditional Japanese dwellings. Wood is so warm and rich and harmonised with white shutters and other decorative elements looks so beautiful. Such clean lines create a sublime calm I'd love to achieve in my own home.