Saturday, April 30, 2011
Little things have their place
The parlor in the benjamin is large at 450 square feet, but has never been anything but a seldom used parlor. It is admired and spacious, but only for special occasions. I was working in a smaller room this week and realized that it had performed many functions through its role in the house. In the beginning, it was the maid's quarters, then was reportedly an auxiliary kitchen. It now has two closets, bathroom, and a ladies lounge. Although smaller, this room has had more roles, people and variety of decorations than the large parlor. Many things and people could appreciate small roles in life.