I Love Marie Graham's Decorating for the Stars. She knows I've been waiting ever so patiently for her to do my sign - Sagittarius. Anyone who knows me can totally relate to the Sagittarius description she has so expertly outlined. If you haven't been following Marie, you are missing out! Please go by and say Hi to Marie. You won't be disappointed.
Even if you are not a believer, it's always fun to check and see what the stars are SUPPOSED to hold for you, or your loved ones. Each month we take a look at what floats our boats, home decor-wise. This month, we wish a Happy Birthday to SAGITTARIUS!
AR's own BELINDA SPILLMAN, in fact has been patiently waiting for the Zodiac wheel to stop on her sign, ever since I started this series, and today, HER BIRTHDAY, her patience is rewarded. Please stop by her blog and wish her a Happy Birthday, would you? ANYWAY-
Those born under the sign of Sagittarius (November 21-December 20) are pretty easy to spot. Energetic, outgoing and gregarious, you usually know they are in the room. Chatty and direct, they attract and can hold an audience of whatever size they want.
Fun, funny , and totally un-selfconcious, there's a lot of good things to say about these Archers, one of them is that they are really, really easy to decorate with-and for!
Honest, optimistic and high energy, they speak what is on their mind, and then let go of it. In my experience, there are no hidden agendas, and generally no regrets, they are all about speaking the truth, and moving forward...works really well in professional relationships, but not always in personal ones.
The 5-second time delay was probably inspired by, or invented for a Sagittarius. The are neither mean or unintelligent, but they are so simply about the truth, sometimes they forget the context of a situation, or the feelings of a loved one. OOOPS! Well, no one is perfect, but if you spend any time with an Archer, you will see their goodness outweighs the gaffes. Their heart is pure, and that counts for a lot.
Sagittaurians do not like boundries, or to feel constrained. Because they are about connecting with others, they are attracted to open floor plans, and 'great' spaces: Nice size dining rooms, maybe with doors that open to big decks, maybe an outdoor kitchen? CHECK! Kitchens do not have to be 'gourmet', as long as they are generously proportioned, have good light, and adequate walk-around space. Finished basements-as long as they are not chopped up, or with low ceilings-work well for them also. .
Two areas of universal appeal: First-there must be room for their pets (ROCKY!!). Symbolized by half-man, half-horse, rare is the Archer who doesn't feel a true kinship with most four-legged creatures. Legend has it that Frank Sinatra had his driver stop and pick up an injured dog he saw on the side of the road, while he was on his way to a rehearsal. Everyone had to wait while he found a vet, had the dog tended to, and it's owners contacted(and yes, anxious readers, the pup was fine!).
And games! Mention games to a Sagittaurian and watch them light up. Whether it's an innocuous card table for Bridge or family game night, or an elaborate pool table for the man-cave, the stakes are the same-something about green felt makes them very, very happy.
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