Shhhh…It’s a Surprise!
I’ve got a little surprise up my sleeve for my mom and I thought I’d share it with all of you. She’s up in the mountains and she doesn’t have any access to internet so she won’t be finding out a thing.
You see about a year and a half ago, my mom came to me saying that she needed to replace the rug in her lanai. It was old, ratted, dirty and had seen better days…
For about a year she would ask me to replace it with something else and I would respond, “Oh yeah, I’ll think about it mom. But I just don’t have time.” What a sweet daughter. 🙂
Finally, my mom was already coming up to the city so I told her to meet me at one of my favorite stores Lotus Bleu. They are the only store in SF that carries Madeline Weinrib. I had brought a pillow from her sofa and chairs and within 10 minutes I had picked out three options. My mom arrived and I showed her them. Within thirty seconds, she picked out the one. And we were done. So the entire selection process took 10 minutes and 30 seconds. To replace this worn out guy…
However, we had to get the rug custom made. To get a Madeline Weinrib custom made of this size, or really of any size is a six to eight month wait. They told me it would be ready in September, eight months after we had picked it out. But, then I received a call that it was ready. Over the weekend, Graham and I changed out the rug…
The photo below always makes me laugh. In like the late 80’s, early 90’s, we had professional shots taken of the family. I even got to get a new dress for it. I remember the photographer telling me to tuck my feet under my legs. Well, with the dress over it, I really look like I don’t have any legs. My brothers all made fun of me. You can so tell that photo was from the 80’s with all the awesome haircuts.
Good times!! By the way, you can barely see the rug in this shot but that’s the room that is next door to the lanai. And the blues in each of the rug really compliment each other.
PS – If you’re wondering why the walls of the lanai are so textured that’s because the house is adobe, as in made from mud and straw…adobe.
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