08 June 2007

Cupboard Under the Stairs

A and I just returned from a great mid-week getaway on Block Island, Rhode Island. We stepped off the ferry and walked across the street to the Harborside Inn. They checked us in and gave us our bike coupons, restaurant certificates for food, and the keys to our room. The hotel has been around for a while. It had some beautiful built-ins and many antique pieces in the lobby. It also had the little quirks that come with these old buildings. Slanted floors and ceilings being among the most fun. The main stairs we went up had about a foots headroom difference from one side to the other. I also felt a kinship with Harry Potter there. Our room was a little cupboard under the stairs. It tooks us a while, and a few wrong turns to even find it. The door is under the stairs to the third floor, and was a cozy little room with "Holly Hobbie" wallpaper. I remember a friend of mine growing up had wallpaper like that, and she was into Holly Hobbie so I think it was Holly Hobbie paper-Either that or it just reminded me of the fabric that Holly Hobbie's dress was made from.

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