Tuesday, April 8, 2008
As you can see, teal blue has to be part of my house, somewhere! Many bits and pieces have a story- the black bench in the bedroom and the black chairs in the sitting room and their matching table were probably made in Delhi. We were living in Kochi at the time. I'd seen them at an exhibition, and fell in love with the design. The Sometimes Resident Engineer was just too busy to come and look at them, despite much fruitless nagging.
"If you like them so much, just buy them", said he.
"If you promise not to criticise them once I've bought them," said the long suffering spouse.
The furniture was bought and installed in our strangely shaped sitting room- one wall was part of a diagonal. I think the furniture felt very much at home.
Late evening. The man of the house returns. He takes one look and says,
"The nails on those seats are going to rip a lot of clothes."
After which I promptly made cushions for the seats.
I'd bought these maybe in 1996 or 1997. They've moved with us from Kochi to Noida to Gummidipoondi to Kolkata, where they got a fresh coat of paint and brand new cushions. I still love them.