The BIG change was moving the furniture around
The small change is the secretary
From the moment we brought it home, we've put the old small antique books on the bottom shelf
And blue and white on the top two.
Most bought by Husband Jim when he did his Air Force Annual Tours in Asia.
But some, were found here -- the jar on the left on the top shelf
The "brick" on the right on the middle one.
And our piece of ivory is there too
Brought home on one of those trips.
And the eggs -- they my great great grandmother's eggs
You've seen them out at Easter
the rest of the time they reside in the secretary.
I've "neatened" the space.
Instead of birthday cards and note cards and bills and "to do's" in the cubbies
I've filled them with pictures
A lamp, because every desk needs a lamp,
a bouillotte lamp
a last year's Christmas gift from Husband Jim
not an old one -- a modern interpretation of one
from the 60's or 70's would be my guess
Bought by him at an estate sale
because he "noticed" that
I often looked at them
And that I had a couple!
It's the only one I've got with a metal shade
And a "fake" mechanism to raise and lower the shade!
because my mother adored them
violets are special at Linderhof
A Waterford pen holder
because we adore old Waterford
I've had it "forever"
And a magnifying glass
and an English page turner
(which was my birthday gift to Husband Jim
because he looked at them in every shop we were in in England
but never bought one)
The pictures are all in the small antique frames I collect.
A favorite is the middle one
It's Christmas 1930 at Linderhof!
Given to me by the old man who was a little boy in the picture
when he came for tea one day.
I treasure it!
I'd love to see more of the room!
And the pictures on the left?
Daughter Sarah's wedding picture
My mother, my maiden aunt and their brother
taken around 1929
My precious Lucy
And the pictures on the right?
A wind up carriage clock
(and no, the face isn't broken -- that's a reflection from the blinds)
A relative of Jim's although we don't know who,
And Aunt Matt
(Martha was her real name -- I'm named after her!)
It's Tuesday and I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday.