Thursday, February 26, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
And this is also why I NEED my little Happy Place to Retreat and Escape to so's I can come back to Center from the brink of Insanity they all take me to sometimes! *LOL* A place where I know my Edited and Purged Treasures can find New Homes that will Appreciate them as much as I do. As I continue with Curating my Stash of Lovelies and paring it down to only that which I use regularly or am still Madly and Deeply in Love with and can't part with yet. The rest will be moving out of Bohemian Valhalla and be Showroom bound for someone else to Enjoy the Thrill of the Hunt to Discover and then drag Home as a Found Treasure and Trophy to their Lairs.
I Predict that in the not so distant Future I will have pared down a considerable amount to a point where I'm almost Satisfied that what is left is what should be Kept. Though being a Human Magpie I am certain that I will continue to forage and find more to fill up our Home and the Showrooms since that's what I do and it's my Nature. Something I've decided not to attempt to Control so much as just Balance to a Reasonable level and Moderate more carefully.
But also continue to Sell off enough that it is the fuel to fund much needed projects like scraping off the awful popcorn ceiling in the Main Kitchen and repainting where old water damage is still evident from before we had a new roof installed on the Old Homestead. And Feathering our Nest with the Objects really Loved and which will certainly be Keepers, MY Trophies of The Hunt like my Nineteen-Forties Mule Deer Mount which now graces a door into the Main Kitchen area.
Yes, I Promised you a glimpse into how I Pimped him Out making him a Shim now since the face is so Sweet that I envision it as Female even tho' I know it's really not. *LOL* I have an Antique Italian Gesso Frame that will go around it and frame the Mount, which is why I didn't want a Plaque behind it and opted to purchase this one instead so that The Man wouldn't have yet another Project that might not work out so well. He was nervous about having to detach a Plaque from an expensive acquisition anyway, so much relieved when he didn't have to and I opted for this more Simple and Smaller, much less expensive Vintage Darling, which fits the Space better than a larger one would have anyway.
Don't you find that at an Event or Shop it's sometimes hard to gauge Scale or how well an Item might fit into the Home since it's usually being Displayed in a much larger Space than it will end up in? *Smiles* They always seem so much smaller there and then you bring them Home and Uh Oh... *Winks* I've had more than my fair share of Uh Oh Moments lemme tell ya! Thankfully this was not one of them once I changed my Mind on which Mount to Purchase! *Whew!*
Yes, the White Tail I initially fell in Lust with was Magnificent and Regal indeed and I still Loves it... but I feel like I made the right decision for our Needs and the Space that was going to be filled. This one would have been so large it would have Ambushed and Assaulted you as you tried to walk into the Kitchen I Suspect!?! And if The Man had jacked it up whilst Attempting to remove that Plaque I could have possibly gone Postal, right?!? *LOL*
Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian
Monday, February 23, 2015
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. - Og Mandino (1923-1996)
For creativity to flourish one should try to look at everything as though it were being seen for the first or the last time. - Quote from "A Thousand Paths To Creativity" by David Baird
Is what I'm about to say an improvement on silence? ~ Galen Pearl