Consider Color

Need a sofa or chair – but what you find on Craigslist or at garage sales isn’t the neutral color you were thinking about?

Consider working with it anyway. Adding color can be fun. In one larger piece or even in small doses, like the cups and saucers below. I remember long ago, newly married, we purchased a pink, orange and red sofa with modern lines. In fact it looked much like the sofa below.

I wish I knew then what I know now. With lots of white you can work with almost any bright color. It could have looked very fun. Our apartment was a tiny two-room dorm apartment. It had a tiny kitchen on one wall of the living area. Located on Lexington Avenue just off University in St. Paul, it had a beautiful view of the I94 freeway on-ramp 😉

When I was 18 years old and lived on my own, I purchased from a friend’s garage sale a entire set of original Fiestaware dishes complete with handled soup bowls, wine decanter, water pitcher and lazy susan. The colors were bright, cheerful and full of lead (yikes!).

Instead you can watch for something safer and equally colorful – like these tea cups. Color can brighten our environment and make us smile – always a good thing.

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