A while back I mentioned that we had acquired a few additions of my Dad’s personal belongings that found a new life in our little home. Then I went silent about it, and left you wondering not only what those new things were, but where they are. I apologize for building the suspense and gently letting it die out. However, I hope to make it up to you through little reveals over the next few weeks. Of course, with other project craziness thrown in for fun.
Reintroducing: La Fonda. Everyone’s favorite color. (Obviously.) In case our dining room wasn’t funky enough with bright teal walls, an eclectic mix of dishes, and an antique dining room table paired with harp-back chairs… I added a tree.
Hello Mr. Ed! (Or Eddie if you are on a first name basis.)
Mr. Ed is a ficus tree that has been around probably longer than I have. He is at least 20-something years old… who knows, there is a possibility we are the same age. Dad toted Mr. Ed everywhere he went (well not on vacations, but to every house he lived in) and watched him grow, and droop, and drop leaves, and then grow some more. Ficus trees can be pretty fickle little dudes but this one has hung on.
In college I had a fake ficus tree with lights on it. We called it the party tree. You know, a party ain’t a party without a party tree. Now I have a real, living, and “breathing” party tree in my house. Talk about a good time!
I decided he would be a good addition to the dining room, one to add a little “life” to the room, and two, it was the only corner big enough to hold him.
We also added a small end table to the other side of the room (one of the nightstands of the master bedroom suite) that I am using as a temporary server and storage.
I sitll have high hopes for a small china cabinet in here, that would take its place, but for now, it works.