Thursday, October 26, 2006


This photo answers a couple questions you may have.

1) When are you going to show us pictures of your purple house, anyway?


2) What does your front door look like? (Okay, so even if you aren't wondering about that, Wordgirl is).

I was worried when we had our house painted last month that it would remain the shocking purple color manifested in the first strokes of wet paint. Luckily, it dried into a darker and more pleasing--but almost as shocking--blue. This photo does not do it justice. [Note: the brown windows still need to be painted cream to match the trim. That might happen sometime this decade.]

There's a new family of six that moved in next door right around the time the painters set up shop outside our antique Cape Cod-style home. The other day, at the clothes line situated next to the fence that divides our property, my neighbor told me that our house is now the landmark against which town residents pinpoint the position of any other home, building or truck stop in the vicinity. For example:

"Oh, so you moved in next door to THE BLUE HOUSE."

Or, "If you're driving down the Interstate and you pass that BLUE HOUSE up on the hill to your left, you've gone too far. Don't worry, you'll know what I'm talking about."

Or, "Do you know where the municipal garage is? It's that brick building with all the busses lined up next to it."

"I have no idea what you're talking about."

"It's across from the BLUE HOUSE."

"Oh, right! Why didn't you just say so?"

There are times when it feels nice simply to be known for something.


Mary-LUE said...

I love the color! I don't think it is outrageous at all. And the house itself and the door are very cool. I see the Historic Property plaque. Did it already have that designation when you moved in or did you guys work to have it acknowledged. Hmmm... I guess answering questions leads to more questions.

Sarah said...

I think it looks great! Can't wait to see it in the way isn't that the side door??

Michele said...

I love it. Absolutely. And I would not call it purple.

jen said...

I LOVE the color. and the shape of the roof....makes me want to see what is inside...what's in the fridge, and so forth.

Binkytown said...

Blue is my favorite color! I think it looks classic and very cool-

Anonymous said...

funny, my apartment is in a house that was painted the exact same color last year...the landlord got a "great deal" on it at Home Depot - perhaps your painters cashed in on the same deal?

Mrs. Chicky said...

So is that the source of the blue glow that I've been seeing on the horizon? It wasn't our own northern lights it was your house color all along.


When you said purple I thought you meant Barney purple. That blue isn't bad at all.

T. said...

So it's YOU who lives in the big blue house.

Mystery solved.

I love it. Now I wonder if I can convince my hubs to go from the bland taupe we have now, to your dashing shade of blue and cream.

Somehow I doubt it. He doesn't even want me to paint the door cream. He says it's too crazy. He wants white. I want a hubs who has taste, but apparently, we don't always get what we want!


I LOVE that you have a blue house. I think it's perfect.

mlwooten said...

It isn't like you live in the pink house in Woodstock.. I love this color!

Anonymous said...

your house is adorable. I am jealous!

Mom101 said...

It's just gorgeous. I swear, I always wanted to live in a house that could be identified by some striking characteristic, like the color. I was greatly influenced by a plastics store in the neighborhood housed in a building painted bright orange and violet. At the desk was a sign that said, "we don't like the color of your house either."