Monday, November 27, 2006
Tidy Treasure Hunt
So like I mentioned, my long weekend included a long visit to the flea market. Is it becoming cliche to say I scour flea markets? Doesn't everyone?? Anyway, I particularly like having a mission when I go. One mission this go-round was finding little things to hold littler things.
Two of those little things turned up under a bunch of lesser things on a dollar table. It was one of those jolting rushes of excitement too, wondering why no one had snagged these precious boxes already. Then you see the long lines at the corndog stand and it makes sense. The blue one is so pleasantly scandinavian. And while I don't think its authentic or even actually handpainted, I was encouraged by the made in norway pressed into the bottom.
Mission number two was to find a big thing to hold lots of other things. The old little red bookshelf in the playroom was suffering from being stuffed. Hmmm. Just like everyone else thanksgiving weekend. Anyway this new blue one is wonderfully roomy and has space for more books. To think I was acutally considering getting rid of some books. Then, oh riiiight, it hit me. Bigger shelf.
As our kids grow up, the furniture is needing to grow up a bit too. Our playroom is slowly becoming more of a cheerful family room, and doesn't so much look like a daycare anymore. Still sounds like one. Just not nearly as clean. In fact somedays I'm pretty sure I don't even meet the licensing requirements on the adult-to-child ratio.
I think I'm doing my new year nesting a little early this winter. I'm wanting things in their tidy little spots. Trying to simplify our days a bit. Proabably just my standard clearing-the-way-for-creative-time routine. Packing my guilt over a less than well-kept house into a pretty little blue box. Should do it for now.
We also tidied Juliana up with some vintage duds compliments of the Nashville Flea Market. I'll share as soon as I can find her.