June 21, 2006
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Here is a box of trinkets - the pendants sans neck pieces which I have not put together yet. I am not a collector of things, however ... I adore containers. A nod to usefulness, tidyness, and a general sense of place for everything-ness I guess. I like cigar boxes, altoids tins, containers of every kind. Boxes, tins, containers, glass jars, vessels of all sorts ... Ask Cilla! We spent yesterday at IKEA- below Boston, getting containers for daughter Chloe's built in closet which Rainer made for her. It was Cilla's first trip to IKEA.
It was mind bending for her. I am always amazed when I go to IKEA because they are the same worldwide. It is a fun trip, for vessel shopping. I am not overly interested in the furniture, but I am interested in the textiles, the vessels, the lighting, and sometimes the frames. We dawdled and poked around as one does on the first trip. DH, Rainer had quite a time with me in Germany at his local IKEA and my "first visit". He soon after sent me a link to a funny funny article/spoof game here.
We go about oncea year, and this year's trip was fun with Cilla along, finishing up the closet portion of Chloe's bedroom. It is almost complete! Her curtains are finished, thanks to Cynthia's Designs and ReproDepot fabric - found through a tip from the best design blog out there - design*sponge - [thanks Grace!] and after today's trip to the beach, we should be very close to assembling the room to shoot some photos of the finished masterpiece. I am so proud of DH's handywork from laying a floor, creating a built in closet to general painting, wallpaper removal (including Cilla here on the wallpaper removal ... thanks again!) and window rebuilding. What a handyman! Here is one sneak shot of the almost finished built ins! The baskets fit perfectly. A place for everything and everything in it's place!
What's in your treasure box? Tell me!
The word for the day is ... sand ... as in finish work for the carpenter, the stuff at the beach between your toes and a yummy cake from Germany!