Here is a complete look of my hallway!! In fact it's only a small corridor that gives access to the bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and that somehow separates the living/dining area from the more private zone of the house.
I painted some stripes (about 7 years ago) simulating a morning dawn, so it has a gradual colour from a softer tone to a darker one, on top, where you can still find some stars that seem to be just fading away. After so long i still love the way it looks!
As we have not planed a "library" or some kind of reading place (something i do intend to plan on my next house!!!), and the area is very close to the living room, i decided to transform it into a small home library!!
Why do i have angels there?!
Well!!! On old portuguese houses people used to have a place where they could pray - on rich families there was a small church built somewhere in the garden; on poorer ones they would have a simulation of a church called "oratório" (literally: a place where you pray) and that would be smaller or bigger depending on how wealth the family was! The "oratório" was made of wood and several saints placed there. My family, on both sides, had such a piece, but i got none! I would love to have one, but they are very expensive and hard to find. Of course you can have one made, but it's not the same! You all know what i mean!!!! So!... i just decided to have my own "oratório" my way and made an angels' corner. Some of the angels i got as presents others i bought, but i think they look so pretty on a place where you just go through and they do give me peace!
The old book with the blue cover and the rose is, together with the bible, my "crème de lá crème"!!! It's a 19th century poetry book, written in german, by a lady. Some of the words i can't really understand, but i fell in love with it as soon as i laid my eyes on it!!!
My husband went back to Austria today, so i'll continue on being a single mother till the end of the week. Time keeps on running through my fingers like water!!!
A happy wonderful new week to you all!