I’m a Cancer on a Leo cusp.
I have no God damn clue what that means, but I’ve read that ‘we’ love the kitchen and the bedroom best.
This has proven true for me- they’re my two favorite places.
Eat- Sleep- Eat- Be left alone- Prep a soiree- Sneak off to catch my breath . You get the picture.
I once had a man friend that said, “I can always tell when Cheryl is done for the day. She ‘retires'”.
When my day is done I close the door on the noise and slip into my own world.
It just so happens, that that ‘World’ is on top of a big ass bed with fabulous 800 thread count 100% Egyptian cotton manufactured in Italy sheets, firm pillows, and a down-filled comforter (inspired by parachute.com– have you discovered them yet? Fabu!).
Wine on the side table optional- or not.
Our bedroom is filled with objects that are very personal- our daughter’s christening gown (handmade by my mother) shadow-framed hanging over the headboard flanked by a set of small golden shelves that hold treasures from abandoned homes I’ve happened upon (the two reindeer heads) and small toys we’ve unearthed in the gardens we have dug over the decades.
There is a corner hutch that houses all of our children’s paper mache attempts at fine art from grade school, and the small boots and diary my mother found in the secret drawer of a chest she once purchased.
This is the room in which we display all of our family photographs. They are ‘private’. They don’t belong to the guests at next week’s dinner party.
The floor is covered in a rug from England and a table is draped with an embroidered square from Belgium.
There is a lithograph from France and a wooden box from Boston.
There is peace. There is contentment. There are memories.
There is also a 100% linen hand woven coverlet with a 34 inch drop, not easy to find btw, and a European rolled pillow covered in 18th Century silk that fits perfectly underneath my slender Royal neck.
So, if you happen by and you’re told Her Majesty isn’t receiving anymore visitors for the day, know I’m in good hands, contemplating my Kingdom… in bed… surrounded by the spoils of my conquests…
Looking at the stars…
… on my hi-def 46inch flat screen tv.
I’m receiving audiences, tomorrow, after breakfast.