"Finishing Touch"

If you've been a Dwell by Cheryl reader for a while, you know that I've been obsessed with African JuJu hats for some time now.  I blogged about them years ago in a post called, Fiending for a JuJu.  At the time, I couldn't pull the trigger on purchasing one so I resorted to painting a few for my Color Theory class project.  I liked the project so much, it actually hangs in my office's gallery wall today. 


I finally decided this past Christmas that I was going to finally bite the bullet and buy myself one (they aren't cheap).  It would be my gift to myself culminating a year of hard work and awesome achievements.  I was all prepared.  The timing was even perfect considering Charlotte Home and Garden would be coming to shoot my bedroom for their winter issue.  So, I rushed to Metrolina Tradeshow and Expo on the first weekend of December to seek out the African art vendor who I'd passed a dozen times before.  Wouldn't you know, he was NOwhere to be found.  I patiently waiting, thinking he'd return the following month, and each month he was again M.I.A.  That is until this weekend.....


I can't tell you how excited I was to walk into Building C and spot those JuJu hats displayed on the back wall as they had been in so many months past.  I made an immediate bee line to the vendor and decided on the perfect white one for my master bedroom.


I couldn't get home fast enough to hang it.  JuJu hats are completely collapsible and you can adjust the width by pulling a string on the back side and creating a flush mounted or 3-dimensional affect. 


I went with something in the middle. Can I just say that it was totally worth the wait.  I absolutely love it. 




As I woke up this morning, I felt like an African Princess sleeping in the palace beneath this traditional headdress.  : )
It's the perfect finishing touch, and just one more reason to love my space.


Until next time...

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Yolanda said... Reply To This Comment

Nice finishing touch! glad you found it in the perfect color.

Cheryl Luckett said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks! I love it!

Jamala Wallace said... Reply To This Comment

I love those! But like you I just haven't been the bullet to get one (yet).. yours is perfect for your beautiful bedroom.

John Victor said... Reply To This Comment

Great and awesome blog. Such a nice work done by yourself.

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