Sunday, February 16, 2014
Your Most Unusual #Home #Decorating Item by Karen Rose Smith
Since I write western novels and enjoy doing it...because Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Chimayo, Sedona and the Grand Canyon are some of the most powerful places on the planet for me and fill me with creative energy, we chose to decorate our living room and my office with Southwest decor. Fifteen years ago, finding anything that spoke of the Southwest in Pennsylvania was difficult. Our son lived in Tennessee and there was a trading post there that supplied us with decorations, hangings and pottery until finally years later, I traveled to the Southwest myself. I felt I was my true self there with the colors, the history, the legends and the spirit.
This drum light (made from real drums) was the most unusual item we found. And we found two of them online. The shade is rawhide. It has lasted for years. When I see the rawhide, I think of cowboys. When I see the drums, I think of ancient cultures. The lights at either end of our sofa remind me of places where I loved to be and hope to be again.
What's the most unusual decorating item in your house? What does it remind you of? What do you think about when you see it?
I'd love to hear your stories.
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