Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Grey Day

Oh Grey day of mine. I would like for you to go away. Find another grey girl to make grey. Even in my sun shiniest 1950's yellow cardigan, you still remain.  After viewing a sunny transformation of a heavily saturated red condo turned into beige buyers heaven and still I am grey.  It's all because I sat with you Grey, first thing this morning. What, what's that you say? Don't paint our dining room grey? But grey is the perfect neutral to modernize that room.  It will go so well against the mod yellow 60's light fixture I have picked out. And what about the Saarinen tulip table? Um hello?? Grey, yellow and crisp white. How much better can it be.  A quick consul with Mr. Adler and he says, grey + yellow + white is FABulous! The room needs to sparkle. And no, I won't bedazzle it like Debbie does to Dallas in her new show on HGTV. Dallas can keep their jewels, they are not for me. I will push through this grey haze, through the NW grey skies into a dining retreat of modish spectacular proportions.  You will not take me down today Grey! But please please can you go away?

A photo of my many grey paint samples and Jonathan Adler's book, Happy Chic Colors

Friday, September 2, 2011

Nouveau Debuts

How can one not be at peace when the universe hands you gifts?  Maybe sometimes I forget to see them, those large perfectly wrapped gifts with a red bow atop. I've had so many in just this one year that it took someone saying it for me to see, and the year isn't even over yet.   I knew meeting my husband, Sam was a gift. I knew that and that's why I married him right away, but I quickly began to think that a wedding was more of a curse than a blessing.  But in the actual moment when we stood there facing each other with 130+ people staring at us, I regretted nothing. I knew I was just where I was supposed to be.  A gift, that I have waited for for a long time.  Our magical garden wedding filled with friends, family and vintage decor. Also a huge gift. My Sam even purchased an adorable vintage house for us to live in. Dreamy. Absolutely dreamy.
What I have discovered through all of this is the freedom to be myself. A trusting partner to enjoy life with and the knowledge that finding and expressing my passion is so important. 

I have been in love with vintage finds for a very long time and they are a part of my everyday modern life. Things that remind me of others and things that just bring a smile to my face.  Cause they are cute!  Uh oh! I said cute! I'll try to refrain from such lingo.
I hope this to be a place where I can express my vintage love, try out my new adventure in photography and writing, as well as engage in conversation with others who might find a connection to such things as well. So I am off on my Nouveau Debuts! I hope you will join me. 
Nicole B.

Fresh cut Dahlia's, hand picked blueberries and three glorious eggs from the neighbor's chickens! Yummy!