(That's worth clicking to embiggen.)
1. art wall., 2. Jen Duncan's super cute kitchen!, 3. Another new bargello, 4. Living room, 5. New (To Us) Sofa!, 6. Bedroom, 7. Apartment therapy, living room, 8. her casual living room, 9. Mirror collection, 10. Untitled, 11. thrifted quilt, 12. Dining room, 13. new credenza, 14. Stash corner, 15. dining room, 16. plates in display
I've been feeling wanty lately. Covetous. Just wishing that I was more settled in my life, that we could buy a little house, that I knew where we were going to end up living beyond 2010, that I had a little more money to spend on my surroundings, etc., etc. I don't like feeling this way, but at least I do know it will pass. In the meantime, I decided to spend a little time cruising around Flickr and feeding this demon of wantiness; what you see above represents that cruise. (I love seeing these mosaics on other blogs, but I'd never made one. Fun! I used this site, and I'll definitely be making more of these.) It's quite clear that I'm not a minimalist, right? I do like to live with my stuff around me. In my years of thrifting and sale-ing, I've managed to gather some stuff that I really love. I like groupings, and collections, and salon-style displays of art.
And don't get me wrong -- I do like lots of things about where I live now, and probably if somebody else came in and took some pictures in my house with a really nice camera, and put the pictures on Flickr, I'd be quite impressed. Because I'm a bit ridiculous. :)
I'll be writing a paper this weekend, and then on Tuesday I fly to Vancouver for a big conference. Once the conference is over, I'll be taking a holiday, visiting friends and family in different parts of B.C. I plan to knit, and crochet, and thrift, and sleep, and read for fun. I can't wait.