Red on White with a little Green
If you come for a visit to the property here, you will find that the general color scheme is red and white, which is kind of standard for a farm I suppose. But it works for me since my favorite color is red. So of course the Milkhouse should follow suit. Since painting over the interior in white, it now has a nice, open feeling…to which I am adding the inevitable red accents. And today I found a vintage red-rimmed enamel bucket that I figure I could use either as a trash can or as a holding bin of some sort. It does not escape me that I might want to fill it with ice and chill a couple of wine bottles in it for the official Milkhouse Studio Opening. Or really, any party will do! This was no impulse buy…I’ve been waiting for a good excuse to buy one of those red-rimmed pieces for a while. And when I spied it on a lower shelf while roaming through the local antique mall, now seemed like a good time.
It seems to go well with an old kitchen stool that I bought a few weeks ago. I wanted some sort of old, metal stool for my work table but this turned out to be better than I hoped for. It seems my feet always like to be propped up on something when I draw, and this comes with the perfect steps for my prop-loving feet:
And for anyone who wants to drop by for a visit, I’ve got a couple of these red folding chairs that I’ve had in storage for years. Now they can unfold themselves for your leisure:
But before you think that things are looking a little too red and white in my studio, fear not…a 4-legged dash of green graced my work table yesterday:
It seems Little Green Frog wanted to see how he measured up. So I let him stay.