Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Welcome to My Home
So, here it is, my new home! I have been decorating and planning and ordering things for about a month now and everything is perfect. Our antique table is set with an amazingly huge real flower centerpiece. April, after socializing with the likes of Flight of the Conchords and B.B.King, is often able to bring home the event flowers and brighten up our home! The Depot rocks.
This was my latest scratch-and-dent purchase. I bought the couch when we first moved in, and realized there was a gaping hole in front of our fire place where we needed a huge cushy chair to curl up in. The wonderful man at R.C. Wiley kept an eye out for me, and when this matching piece came in last week, it seemed like fate. I am now complete on furniture. And feel way too much like a grown up. When did I decide to settle down? I have been such a nomad most of my life...without belongings...it feels so permanent...must not freak out about commitment.
Our T.V./salon/parlor/whatevertheproperwordistoday. The close up of Klimts "The Kiss" is one of my favorite framed art pieces I own. I realize I didn't put the huge HDTV April just bought. That was the deal, she buys the electronics, I buy the leather (sorry Natalie Portman).
Our huge kitchen, perfect for dancing and painting, and flipping pancakes. We hope to get a cool island later this year. By the way, I live with my sister....thus the"we", it's not just because I have a plural personality like Bates, the Butler in "Top Hat" But we are perfect roommates, we have opposite schedules, opposite days off, and my obsessive cleanliness needs her free spirit and vice versa! It's a good thing (as Martha, whom I love and April thinks still belongs in jail) would say.
My morning assortment of tea, along with the one plant I seem able to keep alive!
My tea kettle, used often, loved much.
My vintage strainer (that I use as a fruit bowl) I got at a flea market in Florida. One of my favorite things!
My bedroom, perfect, simple, clean, bright, soft, just like I wanted. I am going to create one beautiful masterpiece to hang over the bed this summer.