There's a lovely group of people who all post their own version of the same post on Mondays... and they take turns deciding what the subject will be. This week, Swampwitch is the instigator. If you visit her blog, you'll be impressed! Mine? Not so much.
Fun Monday for June 25
Plato said, "I can learn more about a person from an hour of play than in a year of conversation."
Someone else said, "I can learn a lot about a person by just looking at their bookshelves and garage."
So, 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 do so.)
Keep in mind - I've just moved. I've barely begun to unpack and I still need to BUY shelves! So for now, my main shelf is the top of my piano, boxes in the corner, the diningroom table. We have a lovely china cabinet courtesy of my inlaws, but instead of fine china, it's full of Lego figures. Go figure.
I do have this tiny three shelf unit where we keep our massive number of video games and this faux GI Joe from Family Dollar. He looks a little embarassed to be on display without his combat boots. Ironically, he's sitting next to a shoe box that contains one headband (????).
But here's my real reason for wanting shelves. These guys came to live with us when my in-laws moved into their little apartment (just like the diningroom set came to live here). So not only is MY stuff in the garage, but a lot of THEIR stuff is too. They're very kitch-y and kind of hideous, but at the same time rather cool and endearing. My FIL was a liquor salesman and these are actually liquor decanters!!! Empty (I checked). I think these are all that were left, and my husband was slightly embarassed when he pulled them out of the bag, but I really like them. Don't worry, honey... they're not garage sale fodder.
So there you are - my Fun Monday! And it WAS fun! I think I might do this again sometime!