Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sofa And Snack

The sofa came first, an ornamental piece with carved arms, legs, and back. It was known as a canape. The hors d'oeuvres was named after the seating for its way of presenting the burden to best advantage.

This connection came to mind as I was tidying the parlor. I realized that folded into thirds, a down comforter laid on the seat of the sofa exactly resembles the down cushion of an eighteenth-century French canape'. A duvet cover of large-scale gingham squares completes the look -30-

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