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Unpacking Continues - Qualified Perceptions
Unpacking Continues
The living room has joined the kitchen and the computer room as Livable, if not Finished, with the advent of tirinian's ancestral furniture and a bit more unpacking.

Each room is developing its own personality. The kitchen is functional and casual and quirky. The computer room is distilled sociable nerd (to segue to the third floor, which will probably be distilled twinkie on the one side and nerd/twinkie crossover on the other). The bedroom is (to me) still harrock's bedroom - I don't know if I'm ever going to get over that. The library as yet makes no pretense of being a guest room - it's like the MITSFS's punk kid brother, daring you to make something of its decor.

The living room is nothing like the Ibbetson living room - it's an echo of my childhood, and clearly of tirinian's as well. The dark wood furniture of grownups, the gravity of a grand piano, leavened and lightened with the ceiling mobile and the Key to Hell. And my obsessively beloved bowls, finally getting to show off instead of hiding in the pantry. I could get to love this room, it's like coming home to a place I haven't been yet.

Some new pictures

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: September 4th, 2004 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
The library closet is great, and I think the china cabinet stands out much more impressively where it is now.

The 180+ degree pictures are a still a little disconcerting, even without the bendy walls. :)
mijven From: mijven Date: September 5th, 2004 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh wow. I can't quite envision the library (specifically, closet) as strange as it sounds. Chalk it up to run-intoxication.

I also can't believe you have window treatments! Your living room is so... real! And I love the bowl cabinet (what's in the other cabinet?) Obviously I must take tirinian up on his suggestion we visit. Someday. Perhaps after I recover from this vacation. ;)
mijven From: mijven Date: September 5th, 2004 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)

(Oh yeah, and I love the rocking chair!)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: September 5th, 2004 08:47 am (UTC) (Link)
The window treatments are the ones we had at Ibbetson (just expanded to add more windows and an attempt at something with the small windows at the end). :)

The curio cabinet (the tall glass thing) has Curios in it! Like little glass animals and vases and a wooden box. The buffet (the wide cabinet under the windows) has wine glasses and salad bowls and a soup tureen, that sort of thing.

You should definitely visit! But after we have a bed in the guest room, which should be soon. :)
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