Where the heck did the month go? July is coming to a close and I can hardly believe it. We had a busy month of settling in to our new home. Here’s our front street, kind of cute right?
I’m happy to report I’ve gotten through all the moving boxes from the condo. Although, I can’t quite decide where to put all this Christmas ‘stuff’ currently piled in our empty dining room. But really, can you ever have too much Christmas? Leilani at Keeping Up With Mrs Smith claims to have only ONE ornament ! How can that be possible? Maybe I need to send her a bit of Christmas Magic…snicker.
I’ve been procrastinating about our 12 x 12 storage locker which is also full of…..mmm, actually I almost forget what’s in there, LOL. I really must get to it and move, edit, unpack or GADS, give it all away to Goodwill, LOL. I’m pretty certain there are some treasures in there that I haven’t seen for a while. Like my collection of McCoy Pots. For years, I’ve picked them up on holidays, as a memento of the trip. I fancy the pastel ones.
Speaking of treasure, I’ve finally corralled all my favourite things in the Boom-Room. Mr B handily built my Ikea Expedite Kallax Display Unit. It stands just over four feet high and four feet wide.
Building it, apparently on what he said was the hottest day ever, was quick and almost painless. I had to accommodate two levels of carpeting, so installed adjustable legs on the bottom that worked like a charm*. (* not an Ikea product). The unit should be secured to the wall with L brackets which are included.
Once level, I joyfully filled it with all my ‘happy things’. These are all the wee bits that feather my little nest, just make me smile and make the Boom-Room my Sanctuary Of Bliss.
There’s the ‘must haves’ for every office. A vintage aqua Corsair Typewriter. Alys sent me the personalized vintage Valentine, so sweet? Oh yah, and the card is too (hehe). Of course, my aqua Princess Phone is ready for action. Oh look, Alyster’s parked at the Eiffel Tower! Bonjour Alyster !!! So, why did Boomdee cross the road (and buy this little girl feeding her chicken)? Because it was just too adorable to resist, sillies :D
FYI young people, it’s called a ‘rotary’ phone :D Check out the video for a good laugh! Ah the good ol’ days.
I’ve always loved putting together vignettes of treasure around the house. I’m thinking this is something guys don’t always ‘get’, am I right ladies? I think it would be a fun job to do window displays. Hey, I should put that on my bucket list (note to self, start a bucket list). I’ve moved things around since taking these photo’s, but that’s half the fun of creating vignettes.
Well now, I don’t want you to doze off with my endless stories of treasure hunting. Not every little thing needs to be utilitarian in life, it’s why we love the arts and music. Some things are just meant to enhance your day by making your personal space cozier. All it takes is a little of this and little of that.
So, how do you display your collections?
Feel free to link photo’s in comments :D