Ha! Sitting on the porch late at night, the MOTH and I had been reviewing his latest Goodwill Hunting trophies. Later I looked over toward the dryer and burst out laughin. (Yes we have a dryer on our porch -- this is Old Town after all and plus it's so old I'd rather it was outside when it catches on fire.)
Anyway, Act One seems to involve our Yoda digital clock (the LED is in his tummy), who lives in semi-retirement with the mosaic parrot lamp all year long now, and his trusty assistant, a custom made Anglo Barbie in Navajo attire, lying across a box of wooden dominos from Cuba.
Having just returned from Vegas, we're leaning toward an accidental magic show. The MOTH thinks there is some kind of levitation about to happen. I think a fake faux Navajo Barbie would have a hard time finding an acting gig anywhere else. But hey maybe that's why she took this one?
Here's a slightly better view of the parrot, playing the role of "backdrop."
Last weekend I took Junie to a grappling tournament. If you don't know what grappling is, well it is not this: [removed, outdated]
But I did have a good time! Oh and so did he. Congrats to Junie on being a medalist and a great sport!
But anyway...while we were gone, the MOTH moved the bulk of my beads to the new studio. He placed all the drawers on top of a rustic wooden bench from the backyard. At first I was like "huh?" but then I realized the rustic wood goes with the rest of the wood in the studio. Good call, honey!
Funny. I organized these bead drawers years ago, and they are still organized. I have them sorted by Czech or Japanese, then by size, then color. By color, I mean, I write on the drawers with labels like Czech 12-0 R-O-Y (for red, orange, yellow), Japanese 11-0 Neutrals, etc. Inside the drawers, the beads are in tubes or baggies.
A big must for me is that the drawers come all the way out. It's not very handy to be rooting through a plastic drawer on my tiptoes! It's hard to find smaller drawers that are completely removable, for some reason. But all the white drawers in this photo are removable. There's a board across the bottom row of big drawers, to distribute the weight, and even with significant weight on them, everything opens and closes just fine.
Given an urgent assignment to find a lamp, his instructions were that it could only be so tall, so that it wouldn't block the view as you enter the living room. It's one of the first things you see when you come into the house.
Six weeks later, he came home from Goodwill with this prize find!
It's a bird nest lamp!
Perfect for the space, it ties so many things together, like the wood and metal milagro crosses on the wall behind the couch, the wrought iron and flying things in the "homework corner," and even the wrought iron security door which is coincidentally the same color as the lamp.
We strive for everything in our house to be unique... and this lamp is perfectly unexpected. The silhouette looks great from any angle in the house. And all this perfection for only $4.99! (Incidentally, the little cabinet it's sitting on also came from Goodwill.)