December 6, 2017:

Hola!

It's COLD here. Cold and windy. But the Sun has been out for the past 2 days so it's bright, and that helps me to bear the cold and the short days. Only 15 more days to Winter Solstice, and then each day, a few more minutes of daylight will magically begin to be added, and even though the cold and snow will continue, the "worst" will be over because I know we are over the hump and headed toward the Spring Equinox.

Meanwhile, I am busy decorating the tree. I dug out an old collage of photos from the former Maison Newton (above). Gosh, that was a beautiful fireplace. My current gel fuel fireplace is great, but no match for that large and lush gas fireplace in my former home. In my case, downsizing meant not only much less square footage and a single story (which IS nice), but no fireplace until I purchased my gel fuel fireplace. I love it, but there was only one wall I could put it on, and this current living room is much smaller than my former living room, so I sized the fireplace accordingly. (It was also much less expensive and did not need to be installed by professionals).

Yesterday I womaned up and muscled, huffed, puffed, cussed some, breathed heavily and heaved mightily to get my Christmas tree up the basement stairs and dragged into the living room, and then into position in front of the picture window overlooking the front of the house. Whew! Quite the work-out. But I wasn't ready this year to switch to a "single woman of a certain age" (4 foot tall) tree. Maybe next year...NAH!

Jan

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Sensible Way To Arrange Wall Art - Duh!

After the last post, I had a brain storm while preparing supper and finishing up the laundry.  I took down the large bird print and traced it on newspaper, ditto the small framed bird print - times three.

Duh!  Should have tried this from the beginning, but it didn't occur to me until after I finished my previous post.  No more fruitless nail holes in the walls; no more laying out arrangements on the floor where you really don't get the full potential effect...

I took my cut-outs to my bedroom and taped them to the wall in a few different configurations -- more, perhaps, to follow.  This makes so much sense!  And I know it's crazy, but I'm liking putting all my current stuff on this one wall, and doing something else on the other wall next to the triple dresser:




Hmmm...

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! This is one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" things!

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