I'm making some progress on the corner of my world that I promised to work on this week, but still it needs a touch more inspiration. I'm not prepared for an unveiling just yet. When I am (and it will be before summer's end), you all will be among the first to know.
Do you have a favorite childhood book? I do. One of them is, One Hundred Pounds of Popcorn, a book I gave away last year to Stacie for winning a contest. Another favorite is the story of a woman who buys a new geranium and places it at the center of her kitchen table.
Does anyone know the book I'm talking about?
I'd do anything to know its title right now, so I could share it with all of you. It would be the perfect end to our week about home decorating. Actually, it would have been an even better start to our week about home decorating, but I only remembered the book this morning while taking a shower.
The story line is simple. An older woman (at the time she seemed older, in retrospect she was probably twenty-something) purchased a new geranium to place at the center of her kitchen table. So beautiful was the geranium, she had to replace the table cloth so it looked as fresh as her new plant. Such a nice change was the table cloth that suddenly her kitchen curtains looked old and worn. She made new curtains to match the new table cloth that matched the new geranium. So nice was the new geranium, new tablecloth, and new curtains that suddenly the kitchen floor looked dull. Off the woman went to wax the floors so that they would look as good as the new curtains that matched the table cloth that matched the new geranium.
So the story goes until eventually the whole house is freshened up - and all because of the new geranium she bought for the kitchen table.
How about you? Do you have a symbolic "geranium" you purchased that inspired you to spruce up your home? Or is there a "geranium" you have your eye on that would be all the motivation you need? Tell us.
As for me... I'm off to buy a new geranium for my bedroom.
Signing off until Monday.