Sunday, December 16, 2012
State Of The Union...Or What Was Buried Under All That Mess. Nightmare Before Christmas Party Tonight, Had To Clean Up. Took Some Pics Of The Joint. Status: Believe It Or Not - Much Better.
Tonight was our annual "Nightmare Before Christmas" party that we throw between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year as a way for all our friends to have a break from family obligations and such. The living spaces in the house have been in such a major disarray that it took a LOT more effort to get the house into some semblance of order, or at least enough so that it wasn't Totally embarrassing.
It's been quite a while since I've been able to share what our living spaces look like. Here's what the
joint looks like at the moment. Obviously the furniture is always in a state of flux. I never know what
new "keeper" will show up next, displacing some previous find. The big orange fireplace will probably
never be moved and it'll probably be a while before I find a sofa to take the place of the long gondola
with the attached tables.
The bar and bar stools are new-ish. Both have been featured here before. I've finally put the Herman
Miller "Chicklet" sofa back together. The Le Corbusier leather lounge chairs are ostensibly available
but are in use at the moment. I've got plenty to take their place should they go by-by, but for now we
are really enjoying their comfort.
I know that everything still looks pretty cluttered and half-done. I only had a limited amount of time to
take care of a LOT of stuff. Working on cleaning up and finding places to put all the extra stuff I have
(stock, if you will) just isn't in the card on weekdays as I do in fact have a 40 hour a week job, a 10
to 15 hour a week blog, I like to watch a little television if I can and I have to get a couple hours of
sleep somewhere too!
Found out the hard way that neither of my two Christmas / Halloween table cloths are actually large
enough to cover the Florence Knoll dining table. No big deal. The Halloween one was big enough to
do what needed to be done. I do need to find a proper one though. The Knoll table isn't in pristine
condition but I don't want to do any more damage to it before I have it refinished! Anyway, the party
started off a little slow ( I was sure that guests were going to show up early since I was so not ready
on time!), but once the ball got rolling plenty of friends showed up and we all had plenty of fun - even
though I never got around to putting the tree up!