Thinking inside the box, coloring inside the linesPosted: May 15, 2014 | |
Just this week I put two and three together and realized I really like thinking inside the box. When it comes to design I’m attracted to squares. And things in grids. Especially if they have lots of colors.
You can find boxy grids all through the house, starting just inside the front door. I comb-painted the foyer floor in raspberry and white squares a long time ago.
Two of my hooked wool rugs are designed on squares.
I was blessed to inherit the cathedral window quilt sewn by my grandmother. It’s in the guest room. And I was secretly happy when this old checkerboard didn’t sell at the Vintage Bazaar because I wanted to keep it!
You’ll walk right over an old hooked rug in the hall. I was thrilled when I found it at Pettengill Farm last year. Open the coat closet and you’ll find a heaping assortment of plaid vintage scarves.
All this boxy wonderfulness is probably why I’m enjoying Instagram. It’s easy (and fun!) to create an endlessly growing patchwork of square photos.
I think of them as tiny blog posts about things that make my eyes smile; a “happy place” I can visit any time I want.
You can visit my little photos, too, even if you don’t use Instagram. You can see the whole feed just by clicking on the photo in the right side column. Please come on over!
Are you on Instagram? Stop by and say hello!