I go in phases from great bursts of creativity to a conundrum phase….
like now, when I look at all my found treasures from over the years and
feel the urge to re-sort them. Often this is preceded by a new significant find
that I have to make room for…and then the older pieces are put in play…
Sort of like musical chairs….except that I don’t want any one
treasure to lose its seat!
I had just recently reupholstered this Louis XVI style chaise in a silvery blue peau de soie
She has been in limbo for over a year, moving from kitchen to living room to dining room.
Usually awkwardly in front of something. So I’m thinking of moving Madame 18th century UP
into the master bedroom and Madame 19th DOWN to the dining room. I just don’t want to
hurt anything‘s feelings! When I was young I used to feel this way about my favorite
pajamas. I almost hated getting a new set and having to choose which one was to be
condemned to the drawer…
Bella Notte Olivia pillowcase detail…
So I’m throwing everything up in the air (figuratively, of course)
and trying a new mix….you do that too, don’t you? Adding something new
is always a bit stressful…it shakes up the “world order” of one’s home…
there are always those “what was I thinking” self doubts, the rebalancing of the rest.
Outside a neighbor’s huge oak came down and barreled through a wide swath
of our side yard. Hadn’t planned on re-landscaping that area just yet. But with the
destruction comes the opportunity to create an even more beautiful area.
Change is good.
I’ll show you my latest treasure soon… if it arrives mostly intact (silent prayer).
She’s old and going in the master bedroom….perhaps alongside the equally old canapé.
Will I look younger if I hang out with older things?
Have a wonderful weekend….finding new treasures, loving your old treasure…
and maybe moving things around a bit….