October 21st, 2008
I always love the color studies that I see around blogland–random colored items in the same family. It’s such a nice juxtaposition of everyday objects. These are a few yellow items that can be seen around my house–that brilliant autumn tree, an empty cream puff box, and my yellow trunk that stores all my quilts.
I have been so in awe of the fall colors this year. I can’t ever remember what makes them so bright, wetness or dryness, but they are just lovely this year. When I was walking home yesterday I so wished I had a super camera to photograph them. My camera would not have done justice the elm leaves and twigs the muted color of old book pages that were scattered so perfectly they looked painstakingly arranged; nor the piles of red maple leaves that had been swept in a wave pattern by the rain, as if molded like kelp on a sandy beach.
Ryan and I made a regular stop of Joe’s pizza in New York, which was handily right next to a Beard Papa–a store that makes cream puffs to order that are so yummy I really need to have one right now. Seattle has not had a Beard Papa, until now. It’s in Uwajimaya, in case you want to stop in. They only take cash, so you know. Hooray for Beard Papa! Don’t you just love that line drawing of the bearded papa?
And lastly, the trunk. I used to use this as a coffee table. I found it at an antique store in Tacoma and just loved it. Someone must have painted it, and the leather handles are long gone, but I still love it. My step-father was so kind as to line the inside with cedar planks, so it really is perfect for housing linens. I keep all my quilts and family heirloom needle crafts in here. It lives in my living room; often I pull them out for a show and tell, or a cuddle on the couch with the aforementioned tea and movie.
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