The Cross House
I have to smile at the absurdity.
For, the dining room is a wreck.
Yet, I have placed in it an incredibly expensive table by Baker, from their Stately Home Collection (purchased for a song on eBay). I then added a huge crystal chandelier (ditto eBay song). And then today I added a rug.
And all this is ridiculous in a wreck of a room.
But…but…every time I walk into the dining room I feel good. Even though the room is a wreck, the elegant additions give me, well, hope. Hope for what will be, one day.
The rug amazed me with how different it made the room look. Particularly the table. All of a sudden, the extraordinary double bases of the table just shined. It was hard to see them against the wood floor.
So, the lesson, I think, is to always go for the dramatic gesture. Reality be dammed.