We are in the midst of blizzard #4 or #5 or #6 today (really who can keep track?) and so I have been writing and cooking two little chickens and reading and generally trying to stay in the house, and where would you go anyway, since everything is closed.
Even the birds are hunkered close to the house. We are going through our bird seed now almost every second day.
What is there to do but to dream and divert oneself with something pleasing to the eye?
I saw this book at Chapters last week and thumbed through it.
I liked it enough that I wanted to have it in my collection, but I ordered it online because it was significantly cheaper for me to buy it at Chapters.ca.
For the longest time, I was drawn to deep, rich colours, all the better to match my antiques and vintage furniture and my love of colour.
But last year I decided I must lighten up, in all things, and one way to do so was to choose lighter variations of colours I love.
|Old picture. This chair is elsewhere and there is crown molding now...|
So when I saw this book, I was intrigued. I had always associated pastel shades with children's bedrooms, southern climates, shabby chic and romantic interiors.
In my mind, pastels could so easily creep into this:
No thank you.
But as I looked through the book, I saw some interesting and lovely pastel spaces in among the other, to-be-expected, spots.
And while most of you might steer away from pastels, the book is as soothing as a strawberry ice cream cone on a hot summer day.
The creams, pale pinks, blues, greens and violets remind me of cottages, Sweetheart Candies and the flowers in my garden.
But then I began to look around and saw that I had already nicely accessorized my home in pastel shades, in addition to the richer hues that I also adore.
Years ago, I had set out to make my house a cottage in the woods, so that, along with my gardens, I would have a little oasis of coziness to cocoon myself in. It seems I have done that. There is no formality in this house and I doubt there ever will be. It's just not me. And while I can admire it in others' homes, I don't have it in me to replicate it in my own.
So the pastels have cheered me considerably in the midst of this winter of the snow that never ends.
Anybody else have a touch of pastel here or there?
Have a great day!