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Friday, September 6, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Red

In 1974 my parents and I moved into our new home. My older siblings were either married or pursuing careers and I was the only one left in the nest. On the south side of our new home my father had placed a family room, a large room with windows on three sides - facing east, south, and west. My mother decorated this room in grays, gray-blues, and red. The carpet was red and the design on the long drapes was red. A fireplace flanked by two windows dominated one wall. This was a room of many happy memories.

Five Minute Friday


  1. I love how colors connect us to memories! Sounds like your mom was a bold decorator :)

    Hopping over from Five Minute Friday.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Steph. My Mom definitely had a knack for making a house a home and loved to decorate and try different things.

  3. I love reading about all the different memories this color conjures up. Your mother's family room sounds happy. :)

    1. Yes, Rebekah, it was a happy room, full of light and warmth and loved ones.