We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born.
|Orchid from Santa Barbara Orchid Show|
When we moved into our home, it was decorated in two colors. If beige and tan are two colors. To make this home our own, we have slowly introduced the colors from nature that we are drawn to on a pleasingly emotional level.
Our master vanity area is completely open to the bedroom. The cabinet is creamy white on one side and completely open on the other. In theory, the drawers hold the make up, and the woman of the house dallies on a dainty chair to groom. In real life, it was an ugly useless hole under one side of the counter.
Has anyone ever had too much storage? Given time in residence, the most spacious home tends to shrink to 25% less than needed. Under our counter, wheeled crate corralled bathroom supplies. Useful, but ugly.
|Garden colors are romantic- especially appropriate in the bedroom|
The scalloped curtain panel was a half measure.
The arrival of the snake hatchlings this week arrival sparked some primal neuron that reminded me I own a sewing machine and a leftover bit of fabric from a long ago project. It felt like a good day to take a break from gardening):-
As this cost NO money- my husband was all for this idea.
Simply mounted on a tension rod, the laundered panels were laid across the 100% cotton upholstery yardage. There was not an inch to spare. One mistake, and I would not have enough to complete the project.
To replicate, simply cut the fabric so finished bottom and side seams match the curtain. Front sides facing the same direction, sew a straight seam just below the rod-pocket.
Voila! No more ugly storage. The solid fabric layer chanted the ambiance from utilitarian to romantic.
All that I needed to finish the ambiance for the evening was to light a lemon verbena candle.
The Santa Barbara 2011 International Orchid Show is THIS weekend
Friday March 11, 2011 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday March 12, 2011 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday March 13, 2011 9 AM - 5 PM
Today's wildlife sighting was flock of ducks. They appear to have decided they would rather spend the weekend in Newport Beach than Chino Hills):-