Star Light... Star Bright

Did you know that I am a star fanatic? Yep, I am. I have been for as long as I can remember.

While I was growing up, my family lived in Germany (17 years!). My father did a LOT of traveling (TDY to military families). I've always been a Daddy's girl (I'm a Momma's Girl too now though), and when we was away, if I felt particuarly lonely I would look up into the sky and know that he could see the very same stars I was.

The same thing worked for me when I made my big move to the US. Despite being an American citizen, the US was a completely foreign country to me. My roommates couldn't understand why I found somethings so fascinating (Ramen Noodles and 24 hour Wal-Marts), and couldn't grasp the concepts of others (speed limits on highways). I missed my family and the familiarity of our life. Looking up at the stars was something I still had in common with my family (though in a different time zone/continent) and it brought me much comfort.

I didn't realize until a few days ago, how much my love for stars has impacted my home decorating style. I'm still waiting to decorate and completely settle into our house. The rooms I'm dying to do are the ones in the middle of reconstruction (still missing the wall) so there are boxes of photo frames, wall decor, stars and other misc decorations in a corner in the entryway/front living room. I could easily have stars displayed all over our home. I especially love the barn stars and stars made with grapevines (my Christmas tree is actually almost all stars in red, gold, rusted metal, and ivory!).
Really there was a point to this post, but it's escaped me at this point. Dang... I'm sure it was something earth shattering too. Perhaps even brilliant enough to bring us world peace and general acceptance of all things thrifty, glittery, and fabulous.
Maybe it had something to do with Silver Bella - it's only 5 days away and will be such fun! Valita and I did much thrifting in our attempts to find outfits for our Junk Gypsy attired evening on Friday. Mine is totally inspired by a photo I found on their website. We'll see how it turns out that night. I think big 'ole Texas hair might be appropriate. Hey, at least there's a reason to dig out some hairpieces. I'm sure they're around here somewhere!


Anonymous said...

Love the big hair comment! It reminded me of going to college in Texas, and the billboard for some steakhouse said, "Steaks the Size of a Texas Woman's Hair". You just knew those steaks were going to be big! There's also the comment of "the higher the hair, the closer to GOD". So there you have two bits of hair wisdom!

STARS, now that's a celestial topic! I was wondering what became of your star swap on the side swap of Silver Bella? Did they all get claimed before they made their trajectory to Omaha? I was so hoping to trade for one of them!

See ya soon...

Jenny said...

Your love of stars is interesting, because I tend to use stars in my decorating as well. My entire living room is Americana and therefore full of stars. My Dad was a huge science fiction fan and has a beautiful telescope that we'd take out into the country and find stars and planets with. They are really amazing, I thank him for giving me such a great appreciate for things outside of our grasp!

Amy Pennington said...

you are a rock "star" hopefully we can meet up soon! stars are was neat to hear why you like them so much!

Kristy said...

Hmmm ... seems that there should be a clever way to incorporate "Star" into your Etsy name?