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"No politics"



"No politics," is what she emailed to me when I asked what we should talk about. I respect the request (especially since I asked what we should talk about) but it's hard not to think politics when we've had our deadliest shooting since the last deadliest mass shooting 16 months ago. White male American terrorism is an issue we have to tackle in this country. Guns, too. I'll ease back into politics over time. I've become even more of a leftist in the last few years. I even joined DSA. Read their platform. There is literally nothing to disagree with there. 

In the meantime, here's a photo of a painted screen that I recently bought. It was so amazing I had to have it. This is (a) a terrible photo and (b) not the final resting place for this screen. Now that it's in my house I am like, "Who do I think I am? How is this screen going to live in a basic craftsman home?" I am no Rothschild. Oh, well. I'll figure it out. What have you bought for your home that never really found a place? Everyone says "buy what you love and it will work," but is this really true?

5 comments

Becky said...

So glad you're back. So glad you're talking politics. And love the screen.

Quatorze said...

The screen will work. Consider hanging it flat on the wall, with a piece of furniture or two positioned slightly in front of it.

As to no politics - screw that. Keep on keepin' on.

Reviving Charm said...

As a reader and subscriber since you first started blogging, I'm so glad your back!

I've wondered that myself...the old adage of "buy what you love, and it will work". I wonder that myself. I live in a seaside ranch home but my tastes vary across the board. Surely, an ormolu table probably won't work. BUT your screen is fabulous and I could definitely see it fitting in just fine in a craftsman home. Your smart for snapping it up. I think it's all about balance. Perhaps put some comfy chairs near it and create a reading nook or place a cool bar car in front of it? Keep up the blogging...we've missed ya. And let us know what you end up doing with that phenomenal screen.

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

Love a screen. I do believe in getting what you love. I got a murano glass chandelier even though it doesn't go with my house at all. Still love it and I ignore the rest of the house.

Anonymous said...

No, it doesn't always work. But I do believe if you love it, it doesn't matter that it doesn't work. I've got a killer teal princess chair that I love and several tulip tables that I will die with. And, I'm in the beginning of a massive rehab that will likely turn out to be ultra modern. These pieces prob won't go with the new digs-no matter, I'm keeping them anyways...

I never told you before but one day my husband pulled open his computer for a presentation at work and decorno came up as he typed up a url. The entire place erupted and thought it was a porn shop. He had to show them it was me the night before on his computer. Too funny for such a conservative guy...

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