Another great conversation on “stuff” yesterday! My brother and I spoke about it this afternoon and I’m going to write another post soon to “the keeper of the stuff”…the people who end up with all of the important family items and feel a little overwhelmed by them and the weight of responsibility they bring. I know I won’t have all of the answers on that topic, either, but we can talk about it and hopefully it will be an encouragement to someone!
Tonight, though, I’m going to take a break from stuff and dream a little bit. If you know me at all, you know that I am excited at the prospect of having a whole new house to put my stamp on! As Jeff has been conducting his job search, of course, I look at the job descriptions with him and we pray about them and look at the area, etc.
But once the resume is submitted, I look at the real estate. I just can’t help myself. I love looking at homes and imagining what I would do with them.
In looking at potential future homes, I realize that I’ve figured out my little 1948 house with the addition. I’ve worked through some of the awkwardness and challenges and have figured out how to best display my style there. It’s not perfect, but I’ve gotten it to a place where I feel like we understand each other. It took us about nine years to get there!
As I’m looking at new potential houses, I realize that I’m going to have to figure out a whole new house all over again! The furniture and textures, the way the light falls, and the way the color palette flows through the home are just going to be different.
While I am a little nervous about it, there is also an anticipation building up in me like a kid on Christmas morning, waiting to see what is in the big box! I can only dream about it in abstract terms; in what-ifs. So, as my mind has been wandering to the next house, I’ve been thinking mostly about color palette.
Obviously, blue and white is the staple. No brainer. Done deal. I’m not budging from that one.
But, as I worked on pieces for Lucketts, I found my blue and white color palette swaying a little bit to include more blueish/greens and greens.
It feels familiar, yet fresh.
And I plan to carry some of these mints and robins eggs and grassy greens into the next home.
Wherever that home may be…