Archive for November, 2007

Instant Gratification

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

…that is, if you happen to be reading this blog chronologically.  Otherwise it takes f – o – r – e – v – e – r   to do anything.  Like this table, for instance: my god, weeks!  After we made the decision this particular table was pretty painless – order on website, delivered to Scott’s office, put it up, bam, done.

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The rug that we inherited from Scott’s grandfather Nicholas is a good example of the prolonged, snail-pace, slow-mo process.  Scott’s mom, Kathy, has it packed up and shipped to us from California. It is delivered to Scott’s work.  Scott takes it to rug cleaners.  We pick it up in a few weeks.  It sits around – does it fit?  Where should it go?  Should we have taken it in the first place?  Needs a rug pad – look around on different websites, compare prices, call Home Depot, Loews, BBB (Bed Bath and Beyond), finally go to Home Depot, but wait, the guy said they had this size but they don’t, so you buy two smaller ones instead.  Bring the pads home, now we’re too tired can’t do it tonight.  Okay, now is the time, move the couch, lay out the pad, get it straight (!), cut it down before the rug is put on it or after?  After.  Lay the rug down, crawl around all on hands and knees around the rug trimming the pad, move the couch back, wait move it again it’s not straight (!), okay we’re done.

Here is Scott riding his new (used) bicycle to the bakery down the street to get us some pastries.  Bon appetite!

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Tables are useful… so are lights

Monday, November 5th, 2007

We need a table at the Entry under the mirror (see the faint green outline in the first pic). The following are the tables we are looking at. Unfortunately, nothing is screaming “I’m perfect!!” like it should, and the one that I like Scott really doesn’t (the first white one). Sigh. Why are there no perfect tables out there? I know I’m not the only one going through this. My sister has been looking for a perfect media console for months.

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And for some reason I am really into velvet these days. Anything I look at – chairs, drapes, pillows – I go straight to the velvet. Mohair too… soft… I wonder if kitties like velvet too… like are they going to tear these apart?’

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I guess we’re lucky that we found some pretty perfect light fixtures. Here is the first one that arrived. It is the glass disc Vistosi fixture. Each disc is separate and gets hung (loose) on a metal armature.

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When you open it all up and start hanging it this is how you feel:

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Almost done….

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Ta Da!

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