Diva Chair by Mackenzie-Childs.
I started a new category just for this piece: Stuff I want. But then I added the category "Eye Candy." Because I suppose even if I had $3,500 to spend on a single chair, I probably wouldn't buy this. I would buy an old piece and a mix of different decorator fabrics and do it myself or have a professional upholsterer do it. Maybe the "Stuff I Want" category will be be stuff I would actually buy if it were in the budget.
Maybe about a year ago I decided to start saying "It's not in the budget" rather than "I can't afford it." The latter implies (to me) that it is a fixed situation- "Flat out, I can't afford it and I never will!"
Whereas the former:
a.) implies that I actually budget for things (which I don't- but I think is a smart idea.)
b.) suggests that not having the funds to pay for something is a temporary condition- and I like that. Leaves room for abundance and change.
But I have been spending money like I have it lately (which I don't) .
I couldn't resist Maira Kalman's new book:
This thing is heavy. I mean, it is sort of melancholy and sweet (one of my favorite mixtures, as you know) but what I am referring to here is litterally the thing weighs like twice what it looks like it would.
Must be the paper.
Yummy paper with paint and hand-lettering. Delicious.