I was just looking at some of my books, & realizing it seems like eons since I have actually sat down to read, & since I have finished a book from cover to cover. I have a stack of started books, ones I got halfway through, others that I intend on reading. Hmmmm, what happened to me? I can't seem to quiet my mind enough to focus on reading lately. When my kids are actually all quiet at once(which is rare), & I could read, I find other stuff to do. Anyway, I need to get back...get my nose in a good book again. Also, I have just been looking around this office/art studio room we have here, cause the plan is to change this into the girl's room this summer. Maybe I am feeling a bit nostalgic already, thinking of my little half of the room art studio I have now in here & how that was my dream, that will have to be picked up, & moved to another nook. I still have about half a year to enjoy it though, & it will be fun to decorate the girl's new room!
Love interesting books about people's lives, literature, mysteries, etc. I know reading on a Kindle or whatever new electronic thing is cool(& better for the trees, so I'm a little torn) but I just love the way they look on my shelves.
So also in this room is my hodge podge of collections. I like old stuff, things that have a story...but I admit I may have a slight collecting problem. I've been good lately though! I have some of my old Daguerreotypes & Ambrotypes in here, which are pictures in little cases from the 1800's. Old glass marbles. Some Japanese dolls & figurines. Old family pictures. Yada yada. Just thinking, where am I going to put all this stuff when we rearrange? Hmmm, guess I will cross that bridge later.
One of my pictures from the 1800's. Don't know who this lady is, but I like her dress, & love the pretty velvet in these little cases.
Japanese Hakata dolls.
This is my Great Great Grandparents, & the little girl is my Great Grandmother(I never met her).