I’m thrilled to report that Allison is back blogging and had to share this little gem from today’s post about the Patty Fairfield books which I now must purchase at least the one copy.
“I do so wish I could reign [my]self in. That I were not quite so given to being too much. Too big, too greedy for words and writers and dreams and donuts and sex and ideas. When I am eating I eat and eat and eat. When I was dating I dated not just a few men, but oooh, hundreds of peculiar specimens. When I go magazine shopping I am not content with one magazine but have to leave the shop with an armful. More is more is more is more. Until I decide that less is the way forward and then I’m all theory and forcing those who don’t give a damn to listen to my latest faddy nonsense. And don’t get me started on keeping house: if it’s pretty I’m there polishing and preening and fussing and cleaning and if it’s not, well then, I’m not. This house is either a palace or a pigsty and sometimes it’s both at the same time but there is no in-between. Look, look and now look away!”
Go read the rest of it here… http://www.brocantehome.net/blog/2011/06/what-patty-fairfield-taught-me-about-proportion/