Showing posts with label FAMILY ROOM. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FAMILY ROOM. Show all posts

Monday, March 11, 2013


Last week, I shared my storage on one side of my shelf unit, and nobody told me that had a nervous breakdown seeing all of that stuff on my shelves.  So, I’ll take that to mean it’s okay to share the second half of the shelf unit this week!

When you’ve been blogging for almost four years, you kind of forget that not everyone who visits your blog was reading your blog when you began blogging. (We’re not going to talk about that I can’t remember what I was doing 30 minutes ago either.) Last week, a reader asked me if I had fabric or paper on the back wall of my shelves.  My post about the fabric-backed shelves was about my third post evah! 
I draped fabric over tension rods, so that I could easily change the backing if I tired of it.  Of course, that was in 2008, and I still have the same fabric in the backs of the shelves, so I probably could have super glued it!
I always think my blog is just standing still until I go back and look at one of those first posts.  I haven’t learned much, but it is apparent that I’ve learned a little bit.  Looking at those early posts makes me cringe a little (ok, a lot!). 
I spared you closeups of the family photos, but I do want to share one of them.  11 years ago, our daughter married a fireman.  They traveled from the church to the reception in a fire truck.  It was so much fun! 
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I am partying at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.  Thanks for coming to see the rest of the shelves.  Next up, St. Patrick’s Blog Crawl at Cuisine Kathleen.  laurie

Monday, March 4, 2013


I know these shelves are supposed to be for display.  After all, that’s why I had them built.  When we moved in, they were display …for about a month.  Now, they are more storage shelves than display shelves.  You may recall that these were Santa filled at Christmastime.  Obviously, I had to put the Santas away and clutter the shelves with something else, so I’m sharing the non-Christmas look today.shelves

I should have put cabinet doors on the front of them, but I have a the “out of sight, out of mind” disease.  If I pack something away, it will never be seen again.  I rationalize that this also keeps me from acquiring more “stuff”.  If I don’t have some place to put it, where I can see it, I don’t bring it home.  Of course, I obviously don’t mind cramming stuff into my house.  May I call this the “layered” look?


I know what you are thinking…“No wonder she has the out of sight, out of mind disease. Who has this much stuff to try to remember!”

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That brings us to yet another disease I have.  It’s the “if you don’t use it, you need to get rid of it” disease.  Sadly, getting rid of “stuff” is another problem I have.  Yikes!  I hope none of this is contagious! 


I want to share a story about the little painting below.  I went to a charity auction about 20 years ago, and I bid on this painting.  I was so sad when I decided I had to quit bidding, because it was going too high.  I didn’t know until that Christmas that my mother was bidding against me, so that she could gift me with it.  I was sorry I had made her bid so high!

dog pic only

ftbl boy


Nobody can ever say that there is nothing to see at Laurie’s house!


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chld china 2

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Today, I shared half of the shelves in my family room.  I thought it might be too overwhelming to see all of this “stuff” at one time, so I might show you the other half next week.  (Ooops! Did I just lose some blog readers for next week?)

I’m joining Table Top Tuesday at a Stroll Thru Life.  I’m glad you came to visit. laurie