My family of four returned to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area in July 2013 after finishing our second international relocation (third, if you count our 3 years in Miami!). I originally began this blog in July 2011 to share the experiences of our life in the Land of Smiles and our travels around the region with our family and friends. Now that we are re-settled on U.S. soil, I will continue to post what, I hope, will be interesting observations about where we live and what we do and see.
Monday, November 25, 2013
A Partial "Reveal"
The sun-room and the powder room are the two rooms that are easiest for me to photograph so those are what you will see today.
As soon as Mimmo and Dan finished their work, I finished hanging the wallpaper in the bathroom. The second two sheets of wallpaper went up a little easier than the first two did but it still wasn't a fun activity. I had a problem with the edges of the seams peeling up as they dried. Although it was an easy fix (seam glue), it did give me a slight panic for a few hours. I am not sure why it happened - maybe because I had the heat on during the 2nd installation and the paste dried too quickly so it didn't adhere properly? For my first wallpapering experience, I am happy with the result and I would definitely attempt another - but I would keep it to a small room or wall.
I saw these Hollywood regency-style peacocks on etsy.com last year and bought them knowing that, someday, they would "fit" somewhere in our home. Voila.
The prints in the photos below were another "buy now, figure out where they go" later purchase. I bought them in Singapore last March and had them matted and framed in Bangkok. Not knowing exactly where I would hang them, I hoped for the best as far as my choices for the mat color and the frame style.
I came across them in one of the first boxes we unpacked but still hadn't found a "home" for them until I realized the color of the mat was a perfect match to a shade in the pink flowers on the wallpaper and the bamboo frames fit in well with the Chinoiserie-style wallpaper.
The subject and characters on each print symbolize one of the following: love, loyalty, faith and strong marriage. When I had them framed, the framer did not re-attach the descriptions to the back of each print correctly and the only one I can identify for sure is this one (strong marriage).
We are so happy with how the sun-room turned out.
One of my finds at the Chatuchack Market in Bangkok.
After the kids and Kevin leave in the morning, I love sitting in the sun-room to read the paper while I finish my coffee. Chester likes to survey his "kingdom" from this room.
And, if there isn't anything exciting going on outside, he sleeps.
It was another cold morning here. I ran with the dogs for the last three mornings so today was a rest day for all of us. We did take a short walk and that was more than enough cold for Sonder. He misses the warmer temps in Bangkok!