Sorry about the long hiatus, but it's proved harder to get back into the regular routine that it should have.
Today I worked in the living room, trying to clean and organize a bit, and set up some new things to look at. Here is the first:
This is a three-tiered stand bought at Goodwill last week. It was $15, but with the discount only $10 in the end. Right now it is not very well staged, but this is my first attempt. The bottom has magazines and a book box on it. The middle has a chevron decorated tote that a gift came in at Christmas. The top has a lamp and small tray to act as coaster for a drink if someone sits next to it. The bench can be seen in the photo but there is also a chair at right angles to the piece, moved out of the way so the picture could be taken.
Here is a closer view of the top:
I thought it was a useful piece that could come in handy in many places if we ever move again and there is a furniture shuffle.
On top of one of the small bookcases in the same room I did this:
Stuck some pictures and a tin in a bird cage (the better to not be knocked over by cats) and added a couple more things just because they are bright and cheerful. It is very dark outside right now, and raining, so any cheer available is more than welcome.
Somehow the weeks since the new year began have felt extra busy for reasons unknown--well, sort of. Car trouble and a mashed toe have taken a toll on time available, but I'm hopeful to be more efficient and organized from this point on.
Stop laughing! It could happen!
Have a good one,