Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Today the Picasa file needed tidying, and there were some old pictures of our book collection... some from a former house and some from here. 

I love the "in transition" pictures of the shelves being built... by Darling Hubby. Shelves are IKEA cheap, reinforced, added to and finessed with moulding.


We created another room by making double shelves attached to ceiling and walls

Finished... and afternoon light plays over the shelves.

The new library (below) needs culling.There are way too many (CAN there be too many??) books; many are double shelved and I can't find things.
That shouldn't happen; even in disarray, we need to be able to find our reads!  

                Library table set for Book Club

Thursday, September 4, 2014

First Post: The grand experiment!

The bedroom mantel, unpainted 
Hey there! This blog is dedicated to all people who love their environments, rented or owned, enough to make them better, are addicted to color and design and who don't have buckets of $$moolah$$ to to satisfy that "decorating jones" they long to nourish. For years I have been doing houses. I have decorated to one degree or another, every house I have ever lived in. When I was a kid, I was a fool for housing my books and that is still one of my most prominent traits. 

And houses, there have been a few! And every one needed something. As years passed, the "house of my dreams" changed a hundred times! Thank God I never had a prayer answered for "my perfect house!" 

I really have no idea how to put a blog together, so this will be a work-in-progress, a learning experiment, and I hope things I like to explore will interest you too.