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The plant that makes me feel old

Yes, you’re reading correctly.  I have a plant that actually makes me feel old:

That plant was actually given to me by a childhood friend.  Without giving too much away, that means that that plant is 30+ years old.  How can that be?

This picture actually doesn’t do it any justice.  It’s actually much bigger than it appears.  The picture wasn’t taken to show off the plant, it was actually taken to show the color of the walls.  A coworker and I were discussing wall colors and her living room is a dark hunter green and her bedroom is a very deep maroon.  Another coworker piped in that her kitchen is the same bright red that is in our new office.

I tend to go with pastels.  My bedroom is a pretty mauve:

And my living room/dining room/hallway are a very pale yellow.  I hope to have a peach bathroom soon and sometime thereafter, a baby blue kitchen.  I think I just find light colors to be more relaxing and after the insanity of any given day in my life, relaxing when I arrive home is just right!

So, how about you?  Do you prefer dark colors or light?  Why?

Published in:CurtinCallStories |on December 20th, 2006 |2 Comments »

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2 Responses to “The plant that makes me feel old”

  1. stacy Says:

    I prefer bold colors, but not necessarily dark. Our computer room/den is dark red and I absolutely love it (although it was tough to paint). My kitchen is a pale apple green. My dining room is sort of a terra cotta color. My bedroom is the color of hot cocoa. I find it very cozy to sleep in a darker room. Sam’s room is a mustard yellow. It’s a happy, bold yellow, but it’s not too bright. The boldest room in my house is the upstairs bathroom, which is a bright orange. The walls look great agains the white tiles and fixtures and striped shower curtain. It’s funny because the two rooms that I like the least in my house (as far as wall colors) is the living room, which is a boring Navajo white, and the downstairs bath which is a pastel blue.

  2. lily Says:

    I Like to read about relaxing bedroom.Got your page on Tuesday.Your Post » The plant that makes me feel old Curtin Call is really Nice.Thanks.