“It’s time for bed! Bed. B-E-D.”
That’s John making a commotion upstairs. Does he think I cannot spell the word, “bed?” And why is he in bed at 11pm? Do we live in Sun City Center, Florida, and are we 86 and fans of sundowner specials and driving a Buick? I am not amused. There will be payback later, let me tell you, missy.
Meanwhile, I am sitting in the tub and reading the most lovely little missive on my BlackBerry from our fabulous new friend and fan Yvonne. Apologies, Yvonne, that we are meeting whilst I am naked like a jaybird, but that’s how it goes sometimes. P.S. What the hell is a jaybird? I am just saying… Tweet, tweet, dirty little bird, we have your number!
Anyhow. I love meeting fabulous folks out there who are interested in the world of design, and Miss Yvonne is certainly a designerati.
I’d invite you over for a double martini, Yvonne, and tell you all about our love for green as a neutral and ply you with my new favorite food, olive oil-kissed and roasted Brussels sprouts, but you are out there in the ether.
Well, I hope that our paths will cross one day as you just made my day all Technicolor and delicious like when in The Wizard of Oz, the Munchkins bust out and sing about lollipop leagues and guilds and do a little frisky dance. So thank you!
Here’s Miss Yvonne’s lovely letter (and no being embarrassed, Big Y!):
“So you guys already know I love your blog and your inherent and contagious talents. I think you asked for some input, Jason, with regards to ‘Travel and Trends.’ I’d love to see you take submissions of a room that reflects a possible theme for you (i.e. art collection in home not being enhanced or a blank wall syndrome, etc…) and then post one of your simple breakdowns for paint, wall paper suggestions, and even posts to purchases for enhancing the room using the ‘travels and trends’ concepts. I have referred your site to a bunch of friends. I think word of mouth will catch fire very soon now! Your design duo is so fresh and I’m always giggling with your posts. Last week’s ‘Travel and Trends” had me busting up with the reference to the painted lady and her ‘jumblies.’ You give Jane Austen new meaning for me. Plus I just bought new printed bed sheets per your suggestion to bring a little spring lift into my bedroom without spending a lot of cabbage. Oh… and I’d love to see a “Lessons in Green” with all the green paint names you use, where and why for each one. Just my 2 cents, but I don’t think y’all need it. Your blog is HOT. Keep it up! Cheers, Yvonne ”
I LOVE that Yvonne followed our lead and bought new sheets! Such a fun and quick fix. Bravo, Yvonne! And I love that cash is known as “cabbage,” I am SO lifting that term.
So you ask about green. Hold on a second, I am getting out of the tub and going upstairs to ask fuddy-dud John about his passion for green.
Here’s what the talent, aka John, has to say:
“Green reminds me of the outdoors, it’s so fun and fresh. And it’s always good to bring the outdoors in. I especially like Folly Green from British paint company Farrow & Ball. It’s a color that works with anything. In nature, green is everywhere, so turn to Mother Nature and you cannot go wrong. Now, come to bed. B-E-D.”
I repeat myself, does he really think that I cannot spell the word, “bed.” Good night, Yvonne, we adore you!