Our local newspaper sometimes has an insert called Lake Country Living. I was surprised to see an article by my blogger friend Celeste Bergin on Page 4.
Unfortunately, I woke up this morning before I could read the article (I often dream of reading newspapers, scientific books, poems, and lawyer stuff). I remember the title, that it was the left-hand column, half-way down the page. Had I stayed asleep and actually read the article, it probably would have said that Celeste has worked hard to earn what sounds like the wonderful artist's life--the classes, the shows, the coffee-shops-in-Portland, museum visits, hanging out with other artists. She has earned the gifts and now enjoys them.
I cannot guess why the article was illustrated with this atrocious gaudy boudoir chair--deep red cushion, white wood with gold paint, curlicues. I don't think it's Celeste's taste and I don't remember seeing one on Antique Road Show (and that's the way it was facing in my dream newspaper--I would have flipped it).
Hallie's Cleaning Tips--I have none. Quentin Crisp said cobwebs soften corners and when you've got a quarter inch of dust, no more accumulates.