What a difference a day makes
24 little hours….
Oh, and a mantle and some antique furniture and some funky accessories.
24 hours is about how long it took for a wonderful 1927 Craftsman-style house
in Burlington, Vt. to go from ok to Oh Wow!
The 1920s mantle made all the difference. It took Ken a few hours to chip away
the existing brick surround and cut off parts of the mantle for a perfect fit, then
splash on a coat of paint (or 3).
I couldn’t operate without an armload of German grain sacks, piles of floppy
washed linen or my good friend, Jerry, the world’s best upholsterer.
And, where would I be without a few buckets of blue-grey paint?
I notice that, once again, animals factor heavily in my decorating decisions.
And books! No one should be without them!
Books stack on shelves, fill baskets,
and line up waiting to be read or just to be admired. Books add warmth to a
space like nothing else.
A day is not much compared to the months and years of comfort and
joy that those 24 little hours will provide.