Monday, September 26, 2011
It's The Little Things
My guess is that it reminds him of his Grandma Lucy. She loved that particular shade of blue - kind of a pale turquoise, but not actually an aqua. She used to paint little end tables that color, small wooden racks that color, and once I noticed her little glass-front cupboard where she kept her favorite tea cups and saucers, and lo and behold, she had painted the back wall inside those shelves this same color. She just liked it! :) Oh, and she never "painted" per se, she always "KemToned". She was very particular about that.
I thought about that little blue bowl, as I stopped by our new digs to see how the painting was coming along. The painter and his helper had already finished the first phase, and I was pleased as punch to see that the celedon green I selected for the kitchen is just exactly what I hoped for. (You know how it is with those paint chips - sometimes what you see, is not what you get!)
It is a color that I have had in at least three different houses, in various modes. Once it was in a floral sofa, more recently it was on the living and dining room walls. Now it will be in my new kitchen. I just like it!
The living room, dining room, and hallway are all to be "tortilla chip" cream. The master bedroom will be "bird bath blue" - a little more blue than just powder blue. The L.O.C.'s* office will be "Seminole" (a basic beige - because that is what he likes) and the guest room will be ..... oh, dear, here I go again, just one shade off of celedon, it will be mint green. (*Lovable Old Coot)
We are not buying new furniture, nor appliances, etc. No new carpets either, maybe some area rugs, though, for all the beautiful hardwood floors. But the wall colors, now those I wanted fresh and personalized.
Wall colors may just be silly background for some folks, and that is okay, too. But for me, the color I am surrounded by makes me either smile or ....not. I am hoping to do lots of smiling after we make this move. Goodness knows there have been very few smiles about much of anything else lately. As some of you know, it has been a tough three months and we are not home free yet.
So I am very glad for the little things that can make us smile. Birdsongs, a butterfly outside the window, a nice breeze, a great shade of wall color, all small things that can bring big smiles.
Until next time ...Marsha
Is there some aspect of your surroundings that makes a big difference to you, even if others might consider it a little thing?