Friday, September 23, 2005

Dust: A Photoconfessional

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You would be if you knew this little vignette has been on the floor for, oh, about three weeks.

As much as I like pretty surroundings, I have an uncanny ability to ignore certain spots. These are the handtowels for the guest bath, largely completed two weeks ago. The towels are still on the floor because I have not yet found a towel bar within my budget. There they sit, getting dustier, a constant reminder of what I need to do.

Likewise, that handpainted tortoiseshell curtain rod, you know, the one to which I never attached its finial, sports a lovely tassel of fine grey silk.

The basic beginning to a beautiful home is cleanliness. I was reminded of this when I told my husband all about the fall decorating plans I made for the front porch.

He gestured toward the naturally cobwebbed chandelier and asked, "Halloween already?"

My sister won tickets to the local remodeling show. I'm going, but only if I can knock some projects from my list today. If I don't, Ithe dust might take over before I return.

Quick tip: before you go to a big home show or convention, slip a page of adhesive address labels in your purse. When you enter drawings or sign up for a mailing list, you can just pop a label on the form instead of re-writing ad nauseum.


mothersong said...

You, my dear, are a brave woman, displaying your dust for all the world to see! :-)

I know just what you mean about overlooking certain spots. Due to our remodeling project we still have two sheets of plywood in the living room, propped against the rocking chair. This morning I found a couple of jackets draped on the boards, a certain sign that to the children of this house, the boards have become just another piece of living room furniture!

Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you mean about being able to ignore certain things!

CallaLilly said...

Please don't look under my beds, in the attic, in the garage, or on top of my refrigerator. :) Thus, the saying that a woman's work is never done. :)