Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Well, folks. It's finally happening.

I'm mentally nesting. That's right, you heard me correctly. No, no. I'm not pregnant. Definitely not. I am however, going through a phase where the average home appliance makes me giddy with excitement. Blenders, silverware, rugs, you name it. I'm dying for a home.

Here's how I figure it. At this age, my mother, grandmothers, great grandmothers, etc. were all already married and starting to run their own households. So my recent obsession with homeware is clearly just genetics. It's time for me to be a person! A real person who has her own space. I don't care if my own space is 400 square feet. I don't need a lot of it, I just need some.

The other day I was watching my aunt do some rug hooking (don't ask me to explain it) and I had a sudden, uncontrollable urge to make coasters. For my home. Which does not exist. A week before that, I drifted off into daydreams about picking out place settings. In my home. Which does not exist. And yesterday, I couldn't help but google search dinner party ideas, of which I will host my home. Which does not exist. Am I painting you a pretty picture? As Will Ferrell famously said, "I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!"

But before you judge me too much for this, let me just ask you. When's the last time you thought about your future? Probably, like, this morning. Everyone thinks about the future. It's impossible not to. Now most people think about it in terms of school, jobs and family. I just happen to be in interior decorating mode. So cut me some slack, alright? And if you really love me, you'll buy me something from Pier 1.

1 comment:

  1. I totally do this at work too! I look for original/handmade, one of a kind art deco furniture for my home. That doesn't exist. But one thing that I have begun doing since sophomore year of college is collecting art. I'm at 2 pieces right now and recently found a third piece I love that I may be purchasing in the upcoming months. I think with art it is something that won't fade (or as quickly) as say a couch or dinner table. Love for a piece of art in our minds and hearts last a long, even an entire lifetime. Art collecting is an art in itself and I'm slowly perfecting as I get older. I've found that you really need to want it if your serious about purchasing. I'm not talking about those pre-matted, pre-framed pieces-o-crap at Hobby Lobby. I'm talking original pieces that cost a couple or even few hundred dollars. I've gained some experience over the years about dealing with artist when I want an original piece and going about understanding if a piece is worthy of spending the money and space on your wall for. I can feed you in on some of my knowledge sometime.

    Furthermore, I was actually talking to someone about this and find that it is quite normal at our age to be thinking and planning like this. It is getting close to that time were we may be getting a house on our own or a space we can furnish "our way" so you're not in the wrong state of mind kid. Enjoy it!