…now in July is how long it took for me to figure out where I was going to put a gift that had been given to me for Christmas. More on that in a moment.
My family maintains –in great humor I might add – that I am difficult to buy a gift for. Really, I say, even after having dropped several suggestions to them of things that I would fancy all wrapped up in Christmas paper and sweetly tucked under the tree. However, the ears that my verbal list lands on are often distracted by more astute guy interests, such as motorcycle parts or BBQ rubs. I am hopeful that my little hints will be filed in the hemisphere of the brain that is the go-to section rather than the mental purge lobe because active listening wasn’t happening the moment that I was dropping a heavy hint.
So I’ve heard that our male counterparts on earth are more visual than women. Ok, maybe. In my case this past December I found the hypothesis to be accurate. While at a Christmas open house at the antique mall, I pointed out a beautiful Italian toleware wall sconce, that was for sale in my friend’s space, to my son and husband and said that that was the ONLY thing I wanted for Christmas. And, as you see, Santa son and hubs came through with flying colors.
As shared in my last post, it takes me a little time to figure out where I might add a newly purchased piece to my decor. When I see an item that I know I love and will fit in the home, I usually will purchase it – granted, if the price is doable. There have been many times that I have had a pang of angst in my stomach when going back to get something that I liked and finding out that it had been sold. Well shucks! Know what I mean?
At first I thought the sconce would look nice in our family room, but after having moved the 1920’s oil painting to the dining room, a “light” came on that the painting and the sconce seem to share a commonality in colors and flowers – and it pairs up perfectly with the chandelier over the dining table, too. Out of the closet my sconce came and two nails later it was up and illuminating one corner of the dining room.
The primitive green bench below pulls the vignette together. It took 7 months to figure that one out, but I think this corner will remain as such for a very long time.
Next project, picking laminate flooring. I am loving the lighter wood colors but am pulled to a bit of the darker ones, like a hickory or even cherry. Any bits of advice from anybody as to what a good brand and color are?