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