Black and brown

Kevin surprised me with tickets to see Springsteen.  It was one of those last minute moments that only he can pull off and that I relish. I am a planner. He is not. I may have hinted that it was a show I was wanting to see but not in a way that would suggest we would actually go. Just in one of those, passing a bilboard on the way to work, kind of mentions. It was the most wonderful concert. I was in awe of the talent on stage and of the loving generosity of the man at my side. 

The evening of the concert I had to dress quickly so we could get out the door. I wore black. And brown. Black jeggings, brown boots, black sweater, brown belt. I looked, I realize now, a lot like my living room. Our living room which is slowly taking shape. The walls are finally painted but we have yet to hang anything. There is a new turntable on a mid-century credenza that I haven't done a thing with. Unless, of course, you count finding a place for my hat. The red, orange and yellow trees outside our front window are our temporary artwork but soon enough they will be gone and I'll need to find other ways to warm up the room. There will be fires in the fireplace and hopefully a new couch with some pillows, perhaps a rug.  In time.

Until then we will celebrate our son, who turns 7 this weekend, and the final days of this most beautiful month.


  1. classic black & brown..can't go wronog. I'm celebrating my daughter's 7th this weekend too...

  2. Nothing wrong with black and brown Tara! We went to see Springsteen here ~ what an amazing concert. After being in the biz for that long ~ playing for over 3 hrs and looking like you are having a ball ~ I want a job like that! Talk about finding your bliss.

  3. Such a wonderful post... I'm smiling away, loving it! I LOVE that Kev got the tickets and you guys enjoyed the show, and your room's coming! I can't wait to see the rest - as with everything you do it'll be perfect! :) xoxoxo Love ~i

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    1. Thank you Emma. It is Black Jack by Benjamin Moore and I am happy with it.

  5. love the line where you realize you look like your living room.cute. great dwellesque pics too

  6. I love black and brown...we have lots of black walls in our house and I love how the brown of the natural woven shades looks against the black. I adore your art work provided by nature through the square windows.

  7. Black and brown go sooo well together - thanks for the pretty pics!


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