It’s week 5 of the #oneroomcgallenge...WOWZA!
Time is flying by and standing still at the same time. Kind of like how the last year has felt where there is so much happening but nothing at all. My chair is being reupholstered, my drapes are being altered, my chandelier is still sitting in the same spot as last week and my molding is back ordered! The momentum seems to have halted even though things are still in motion.
So today I decided it was time to take a break and head over to the nearest seaside town of Port Townsend and visit one of my favorite little shops. This shop sells buttons and yarn and fringe and ribbons and beautiful trimmings. It’s basically in the hallway of an ancient Victorian building on the corner of Taylor and Water Street. Once inside, this hallway of sorts, you forget about the rushing coastal wind that was just blowing across your face and the spectacular water view of sail boats and the Washington State ferry sailing through the harbor. Once inside, you dream of the many uses of each of these trimmings, the hem of a dress or a funky button for a pillow not yet made. My mind starts to process and create and imagine so many design scenarios I repeat them to myself so I don’t forget to make them when I return home. You see, there’s still one more item I need for my queen chair before it can be completed, the trim, otherwise known as gimp. According to Webster’s dictionary, gimp is: an ornamental flat braid or round cord used as a trimming. This is what I need to finish the fabric edge for my chair.
There are so many beautiful trimmings at this little shop that I narrowed it down to 2! Pink or black! I love both of the colors. The black is sleek and classic and would blend into the wood on the chair. Whereas the pink is soft and would add a pretty contrast to the wood on the chair. I have taken so many fun risks with this space that the pink seems more in line with my other choices. Clutching the spools, I decided to buy both colors, 8 yards of each. The merchant asked what I’m doing with these pretty trimmings, I showed her a picture of my chair and the floral fabric and explained it’s for the edging.
With my trimmings measured, cut and purchased, I walk back through the musty hallway out into the wind feeling excited and inspired!
Next stop, elevated ice cream and the candy shop!
Which color do you prefer, let’s take a vote, black or pink? 🖤💗
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