the house wren
this is one of the smaller birds in the bird kingdom.
and of course . . .
these little birds live in
VERY small houses.
the reason i named my new apartment home when i moved in
one year ago . . .
‘ the wren house ‘
is because of course . . .
it’s tiny !
my wren house is 525 square feet of charm.
a tiny galley kitchen with one large wall.
just right for a big painting . . . more on that in part two!
and a small pass~through opening with a counter
that is supposed to accommodate two bar stools . . . for eating.
only i don’t eat there.
instead . . .
there are beautiful pottery planter pots on my counter.
in aqua and muted yellow and lime green.
in the pots are green plants that look like tall grass.
and one lamp that casts a beautiful pool of golden light.
also on the counter is zeke’s memorial angel sculpture.
the one that sat on the patio of the wee blink bonnie.
in front of that counter . . .
instead of barstools i have one of my white wicker chairs there
with an ottoman.
it’s where i read in the winter time.
and beside the chair is a small dark wicker glass topped table
to hold the phone and books i’m reading . . . or my lunch!
(in the spring and summertime i sit in another white wicker chair
over by the living room window. to enjoy the fresh air!)
along that same long wall in the dining area
is my large table~like desk with one white chair.
it’s really just an oblong dining table. perfect for my blog writing and reading!
you’ll see that wall soon in the pictures of the model apartments.
on that desk is a lamp and my computer and a large turquoise pottery vase.
this is another large wall. just right for a big painting . . .
again . . . more about that in ‘is big better? part two.’
the following pictures are pictures of the model apartments.
the ones that they show to new perspective tenants.
although when i moved here i got to see my own apartment.
it was empty at the time and had just been all freshly painted
and newly carpeted!
the décor and furniture in the models are theirs of course.
. . . but at least it gives you the idea of the layout of my own wren house.
you’ll just need to picture it with my very own furniture and décor!
the apartments like the models on the ground floor all have simulated wood flooring.
the upstairs units all have new beige carpet. i suppose for sound proofing.
my apartment is upstairs so i have the carpet. which I like very much!
i don’t care too much for the décor they chose in the model here.
but again. it just gives you the idea of the layout of my own.
here’s another model that’s a little more bland.
my computer table desk is on that same wall that this one shows.
my wicker chair and small table are where the bar stools are here.
and to the left of the end of that table is the door to a small room
out of sight here . . .
that holds my own washer and dryer.
i love that about these apartments!
again. one of the models. my own bed is a queen size like this one.
and . . . if you can picture it . . .
my bookcase is along that right wall there by the end of the bed.
probably about where the ‘apartment guide’ sign is.
a close fit. but it works.
the model bathroom that looks like mine.
only where you see the wood floor . . . mine is beige carpet.
not my towels there of course!
hmmm . . . I don’t know who decorates these things.
but this is the living room of the model a bit like mine.
only of course with the complex’s furniture and decorative items.
in my own apartment there is a large window
behind the lamp on the left of this picture.
and that’s where i have my white wicker chair by the window!
also on that wall is the fireplace. my love seat sits in front of that right now.
and my other two white wicker chairs are in the middle of the floor
facing it. with a large glass topped table between the two chairs.
it’s quite lovely. hard to describe though.
and amazingly enough there is plenty of room for all that!
well old bean . . .
i know this is just a post with pictures of model apartments.
someday soon maybe i’ll hook up the camera and
put real pictures of my own little wren house on here.
i’ve tried. but just can’t get it to work. the marine will help me.
but he’s in albuquerque right now.
many of you dear loyal peanut readers
will remember pictures of this same model apartment i showed
before i moved in.
way back last year. hard to believe i’ve already been here one year!
just thought the new readers here might like to see it.
and it ties in with what i was actually going to talk about.
but i got side tracked. and this got wayyyy too long. as usual.
nothing new there! LOL.
in part two of
‘ is big better? ‘
i’ll talk about the colorful décor and special artwork
in my own little wren house. which is what i’d originally planned
for THIS post! oh well.
til soon old bean.