Yesterday, Ashley and I popped into a local home decor store called The Rustic Hutch. They tend to be more of a cutesy style of country except for a couple of little rooms that feature vintage/antique and more of a French country look.
I'd had my eye on a vintage child's chair that was there the last couple of times I stopped in. It's in great shape-solid wood, painted a funky shabby green and quite sturdy. Yesterday, I took it home with me.
You see, I'm in a mood to redo my house...nothing major, just moving around some art work, adding muchly needed bookshelves, a little painting, shuffling around objects on pot shelves and just generally reorganizing some stuff around the house. Since we are in the final stages of completing our second book with North Light, I have told myself that I won't do anything with the house until the book is done. However.....that doesn't mean that I can't pick up a few things here and there in preparation. That's just being organized, right?
So anyway, I bring home the chair and show it to Vern...he says it's cool...what am I going to do with it. "Well", I say, "I'm going to put it on the pot shelf in the family room...I kinda want to redo it anyway and this will fit right in with what I'd like to do."
Slight hesitation. "O.....kay", he says. "but I think the pot shelf looks fine as it is."
Now here's where some interpretation comes into play:
His interpretation of FINE: It looks great! It's looked great for the past 8 years and I don't see anything about it that needs to be changed."
Her interpretation of FINE: Lackluster. Or "Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic, Emotional" (from The Italian Job), i.e., needs a MAJOR makeover.
I have to say that Vern gives me a very free hand with redecorating the house...and honestly, I don't go crazy. Most of our accessories are purchased because of their stories or their uniqueness and it has been a painstakingly long process to accumulate the collection of things that we have. So, I'm not into getting rid of stuff...just maybe repurposing a little.
This morning, as I was photographing the chair to post on my blog, he commented about how cool it was and that it would look good on the shelf and that he'd give me a hand reorganizing the stuff up there. Is it any wonder that I think he is so awesome? And, using his interpretation...he is VERY FINE-great 28 years ago when we got married and even greater today!