Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Decorating DreamDo you dream about decorating while you sleep? I often do.
Last night's dream was especially memorable. I had travelled back in time, I'm guessing it was the Victorian era. I was transported into someone's home as a guest. We were going to be sharing a meal together, and the lady of the house was showing me the area where I might wash up... This area was actually open to the rest of the house, so she had creatively placed lace pieces and panels to "wall it off" for privacy's sake. Knowing that, for her, this lovely idea was borne of necessity, made it especially charming.
Later during my visit, somehow a cabinet, next to which I was sitting, toppled over and chipped. It was, of course, a wooden cabinet in pristine condition. The homeowner was quite distraught......

There was a man present who specialized in furnishings and decor, and when I explained my theory that chipped/distressed pieces could also be beautiful, he looked at me in disbelief. I went on to explain that those chips might represent memories.... perhaps the time where "father" had nicked the wood with his work boot.... or "junior" scuffed it, happily playing with his toy..... and how those "flaws" were really precious reminders of life itself. He had a look of awe on his face, as if I had made some huge revelation! LOL!

How could he possibly have known that Vintage Cottage Chic would be a decorating style? Which I happen to adore??!!

Happy Decorating Dreams to You!!


Paul said...

What a wonderful dream and lovely pictures attached, You have such a beautiful collection!

Anonymous said...

I often think about having a sunroom on the back of the house as we do on the front. But then I think of the delema......Which one would I sit in??!!??
I think I will be happy with what I have....
Great Post!!

Connie said...

Are you serious, sugar?!!!! Of course, I dream about decorating; I also LIVE it! LOL

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

You really dreamed that? How cool! My decorating dreams are always a result of my decor frustrations. Like I dream I find a huge closet or room I didn't know was there. So disappointing when I wake up.

Laurie said...

Hm, I don't think I ever have had a decorating dream! Odd!

I love your lamp below! It's perfect for that desk - you're right!

And: aren't bloggers the most wonderful, generous friends?! I think so!


Hi Becca,
I know that you love bluebirds and bet Sharon would make one for you!
I sometimes don't sleep because of thinking about "decorating"...don't think I've ever dreamed about it.
Happy Weekend!
Deb :)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

...and sweet, sweet dreams to YOU!!


Natasha Burns said...

What a fabulous vivid dream!!! I bet you woke with a smile on your face!
Love the dried flowers and rust in the post above too, peonies and hydrangeas are fabulous!

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

I loved your post! I dream of beautiful hand painted china! Keeps me up at night! I'm load to know there are others out there like me! HAHA!