Thursday, January 11, 2007

The other side of the room


Here's what the other side of the cupola room looks like. We found those wooden screens down in the basement and cleaned them up. The tile mural was in pieces in a rotting cardboard box. We pieced it together like a jigsaw puzzle -- and then found out that each tile was numbered on the back! Duh. Would have made it a lot easier! We've got two big Mexican leather chairs ordered to go in this blank space under the mural.
The wool rug on the floor was made by our new friend Raul from Oaxaca. He and his family are up here for a while, because the troubles down in their area have really cut into the tourist trade. He and his family still use the natural dyes made from indigo, pomegranate, and cochinea to get these deep colors. They don't fade either. My neighbor, Jeanette, across the street swears by them. And to clean them, you spread them out on the driveway and hose them down!

2 comments:

T.T. said...

Susan - Your new home is looking really nice. Can't wait until someday Connie and I can get down their and see it for real when visiting.

I really like the concrete idea of bookshelves. Talk about structural strength. Geez!

Randy Maa (aka TT) Ask Larry about that one.

O Susannah! said...

Hey Twinkle Toes -- would love to have you and Connie come down. Surf's up today, but, boy is it wild! Wind chime is banging away like crazy.