The Green Room
When we saw our new house for the first time, one of my immediate reactions was “We’ve got to get rid of that green paint!” But as the rigors of moving began to wear me down and fatigue set in, I started liking the green wall color more and more. I never would have chosen the color myself, but now I think it’s great!
Across from the entry way featured in yesterday’s post is the green room. This room would typically be used as a formal dining room but we’re not very formal people. We eat in the breakfast area just off the kitchen. Thus goes the story of why there is no dining table in the formal dining room. Some might say we converted it to a formal living room, but it’s not as formal as it may look. We lie down on the sofa and put our feet up all the time. As you may be able to tell from the following pictures, I like pottery – a LOT. I used to hang out in stores like Old Tyme Pottery and Garden Ridge but I’ve kicked that addiction now – for the most part.
The armoire is where I keep our sweaters and jackets for the cooler months. Pick them up on your way out and hang them back up on your way in. In as much as it’s there, I thought I might as well decorate the top of it and brighten the place up a bit.
It’s funny how the same furniture looks so different in a new house. These pieces were all in separate rooms in the old house and gave off a completely different vibe. (here’s the same room from a different angle)
I’m a big fan of batik prints. This one, as well as the one above the sofa are two pieces of batik fabric purchased over 8 years ago at a craft shop in Madras, India for about $8 dollars each. (Urmila, if you’re reading this, do you remember that shopping trip? *my sister -in -law took me to a lot of nice places for shopping*) Over the years we placed them in various do it yourself frames purchased at Michaels (a craft store). However, a couple of years ago Hubby and I decided to invest in “proper” frames and it has made all the difference.
Here’s a close up of it.
What items have you purchased or received that have remained favorite treasures over the years? Do you have certain things that you collect and buy a new one every time you see one in the store?