This week’s Fun Monday is sponsored by the Illustrious Swampwitch and since she’s the boss of us this week, I’m cutting and pasting exactly what SHE said:
"Fun Monday’s challenge for June 25
is to post pictures of your bookshelves or stacks of books. Hopefully,
we will be able to read some of the titles. If you want, while you’re
at it, post pictures of ANY shelves…shelves with toys, dishes,
collections, Aunt Gertrude’s ashes in an urn, etc. Also, post pictures
of your garage, carport, or places where you store ‘stuff.’ (No fair
cleaning first, but if you must, maybe this will be the motivation to
Okay, I’ll admit it, I cringed a little bit on this one. One of the things on my summer "to-do" list is to straighten the books in the hutch in our guest bedroom. There’s no rhyme or reason how they’re organized–a loooonnngg time ago there was–and I’m kickin’ myself for not getting to this BEFORE Swampy had to go and ask us to show pictures. I’m
good at following instructions would NEVER think of breaking the rules the very obedient type (see #3 :/ 😉 ), so I didn’t clean first. Instead, today while it rained (a big "wahoo" for us in the Tennessee Valley!!), Tad and I napped. Yep, I’ve got my priorities in order ;). Not that I have any O-C tendencies (denial?), but it drives me crazy genres aren’t paired with genres, authors are scattered, and there’s two rows of books crammed on the bottom shelf…. Here’s a picture of the hutch as is…but not how it’ll look in a few weeks…
I‘m not sure when that angel ended up on the middle shelf, I didn’t put it there; I used to collect cherubs (before the years I collected elephants and after the years of collecting carousel horses) (you’ll see another in the next group of photos), but somewhere along the way
never mind the self-righteous reason why I stopped collecting anything but t ennis rackets (even though we don’t exactly play) (seriously…:/) cool martini recipes books. There’s a FABULOUS used bookstore here and it’s difficult NOT to buy something EVERY time you go especially if you have a little problem buying stuff marked 75% off are you fed up with all the "strike-throughs" yet?
If you were Fun Monday-ing when Willowtree was host and asked us to show our blogging environs, you saw, among other things (and with the accompanying explanation), this photograph.
Lonely, isn’t it? That was then, this is now (supersize the middle one to get a better idea of the colors):
For fun (since it IS Fun Monday and all…), I thought I’d show you a picture of shelves in our garage. Tad’s junk outside is even neater than my junk inside. The "portrait" was a going-away gift to him when we moved to Tennessee from a friend who knew he was a "Seinfeld" aficionado.
Thought I’d include one more picture in closing I wasn’t able to include last week since our kitchen was being painted. I love this thought :)!
Be sure and visit Swampy for the rest of the Fun Monday gang–it’s never too late to join in the fun.
OK, so don’t ask me why I’m up at this time of the day…night…! As usual, I’m off on my broom, but caught your post before I headed out. You are too fun. Love the pictures. Love that you took so much time to play the game. Love you, my trashy friend. E-mail me, and I’ll answer all you questions. Better yet, I’ll give you my phone # and we’ll just talk. Would love to see if your drawl is as syrupy as mine. Have a wonderful week, blogbud.
Wow, your computer room looks great now. Very nice and tidy, and I love the colours.
That picture must really be worth something by now, I hear there’s a huge demand for them among klansmen.
I would so love to have a computer room like yours…in fact I’d just settle for a computer room.
I love the angled shelves!! Wow….such a cool, and unique idea.
Happy Fun Monday
Oh the Kramer picture…you are officially the coolest person I’ve visited today.
Robin, I am not surpised that you have displayed your wares very neatly. I like your new shelves in your computer room.
Thanks for the offer for travel tips about the nation’s capital. We are headed in a different direction and will be visiting the Outer Banks
I must have missed that fun monday. I was probably waiting for an invitation knowing me, before realising I had to invite myself. Anyway, that computer room looks just sensational!
So does your husband look like Kramer? Love your office shelves.
I love the colours in your compter room and the shelves in the eaves are wonderful.
I drew those shelves in your computer room once when we were at your house for Thanksgiving. A looooong time ago.
Unfortunately, my book shelf is non-existent since moving to CO. All of my books still live in boxes. But they used to fill two full-sized cases and my floor. I’m looking forward to getting my library up and functional again soon.
Oh it’s lovely to see those shelves now full of all your treasures and so very neat and tidy, just as I imagined they would be.
I love those shelves!! And the strikethroughs crack me up…their are a bit how I think at times!!
oh good lord…typo!! I meant they’re, not their!! I need a nap!!
Love that shelving. I have a similar saying that I love hanging over the kitchen doorway. It says
1. Take it.
2. Leave it.
Leaves me all teary eyed. Really it does. I do not like cooking.
I love the slopey shelves and of course the pic of Kramer!
Enjoyed seeing your “Fun Monday” today.
I love your office… very bright and VERY clean!!
We have a used bookstore around the corner from us, and it is so hard not to buy all the used magazines that are brand new, but 75% OFF, can’t beat a good deal.
Love those angled shelves, and the Kramer pic.
My husband’s stuff in his garage is more organized then my stuff too.
Happy Fun Monday!
I was running late today, but I finally got mine posted.
I’m back here to show victor the color of your walls. I want that color. Seriously. Give me the color code? Please?
looks like I could live in your garage… but the photo’s gotta go. ha ha.
We get most of our books at the Friends of the Library sale or at a used book store. Unless I really, really need it and then will pay full price…but I’m cheap and I hate that!
I really like the color of your office 🙂
Whoa, Nellie! I’m not used to quite so many of you speaking…must be Fun Monday around here :).
Swampy, don’t give me that 555-1212 crap!
Willowtree and Big Sis Pamela, WE’VE HAD THE FRIGGIN’ PICTURE FOR FOUR YEARS–WAAAAY before Richards when bigot-postal! I will not bow to political correctness…so there!
Jenny-the-Bloggess, watch out…I have a blush (blog + crush) on you right now…you’re the blog “It” girl with your new digs and all, you freakin’ think I’m anything but normal, and you wanna paint your walls to match mine. Send me one of those glass animals and I’ll send you the prescription…it’s the greatest color EVAH! (better IRL)(like me;) ). Come on…what’s 4,500 minus 1 for heaven’s sake?
Molly, we’ve never made it to the Outer Banks, but I hope you’re trying your hand at surfing…or feet…or body…or ???
T.O.B., hey, why not just do that for a post? We’ll still look!
Mike…books in boxes…tears…
Nikki…ummm, that would be a NO!
LILA KATE!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? I could’ve posted your picture :). Can you tell the difference since you were last here? Blue ceilings (and blue behind the bookshelf)…and the cornice…and the window seat cushion?? COME SEE FOR YOURSELF, SWEETIE! Love you lots, thanks for commenting (just NEVAH use our last name!!!…Auntie R will be just fine 😉 ).
Claudia, I’m the Queen of, you’re the Princess, k? And I blush you second behind Jenny b/c you corrected your typo. Smooch!
Robinella…I’ve seen you around…looking forward to reading your blog (especially after your comment 🙂 ).
Christine, I FM all week…better late than never :).
Well, Susan, you snuck in while I wasn’t looking…sneaked in?? Whatever…I love how y’all call it an “office”…it’s our playroom (hehe).
I am in love with your blogging environment!! Love everything about it and wish I had one too.
Wow, your blogging environs look like something out of a magazine – Fantastic!
You are very neat – I wish our inside shelves looked as nice as your garage….
Oooh, I love the way you utilised the space in the eaves with the bookshelves.
I too, am a sucker for 75% off!!
Your blogspace is yummy!!! What awesome shelves!!! You guys work so hard on your house!!! Awesome!
I think everyone is thinking of and working on the same projects. I, too,am redoing my office space at home. It looks like the same colors as yours only my walls are white and my shelves are spicey terra cotta. I still have a few days before it’s posting ready.
LOVE love love the computer room. The color is amazing!
I love your shelves! Looks great. Terrific colors, too.
Oh my, this bloggy world is a fun one. I love your bright orange! Orange is my accent color of choice too these days (a bit darker shade) in tablecloths, throw pillows. Sitting here waiting for your page to load–I swear it’s the Blogging Chicks that slow it down–I was reading all your comments. You have some GREAT buddies here!
Anyhoo, I just popped by to tag you for the Restaurant Meme. When you get a chance, hop on over and take look. Hugs! e-Mom
Dear Robin. I llurrrrve the shelves in your blogging environ! I do indeed remember them and they look great with all the bits back in them.
Lisa…come on over 🙂
TLG…you’re my kind of shopping buddy…
Sabrina…it was famine for the first 3 1/2 years of living here, now it’s a relentless feast…and it’s why I’m discombobulated…!
Lynn, I ** heart ** you and I don’t even know you! Spicy Terra Cotta……YUM!
Joy & Kila, thanks chicas.
E-mom…when I get home?? Headed out for several hours…
Dear Little Miss Moi, I always love writing that 🙂 and I’m glad you “knew” me then, too :).