I spend a lot of time in my home office — especially with a job that lets me work from home now and again. We have lots of shelves, and for some reason, we feel compelled to fill them with brick-a-brack, tchotchkies and momentos. Memorabilia, I guess you’d call it. (Quick — what’s that line from?)
It wasn’t until yesterday, during my work-from-home day, that I was like, “Hell! There’s a lot of crap on these here shelves!”
So, I thought I’d share some of the finer findings from our vast collection. And please, I don’t want Miss Niecy Nash knocking on my door tomorrow, so let’s keep this between you and me. Photos are followed by descriptions.
A prime example why Gator and I can’t have kids. Because just look what happens. While Miss Betty Buckley looks on disapprovingly, even. “Shut your mouth, Betty! Who are you to judge?”
Hello, I’m a showqueen. And to drive that point home, here’s a composite piece I put together years ago of my favorite showcards.
Dusty buttons from events of yore.
I think we all need a little Heloise on hand to provide innovative tricks to de-stink the garbage disposal (lemon peels!) or the best way to launder your lace tablecloth so it retains its shape (use a mesh bag!).
Should things go terribly south with our finances, we’re keeping these puppies on hand. Though, we’ll need a full tank of gas to make it up to Alpena, but the free beer’ll be worth it!
I think we all know who’s to blame for this foolishness.
Speaking of Gator, I’m only including this picture because it’s awesome. Nope, that’s not James Dean — that’s Gator’s (Gerald’s) dad’s senior photo! And next to him is a piece of marble I took (shhh!) from the Parthenon when I traveled to Athens a little over a year ago.
Remember: just between you and me.
7 thoughts on “The crap we keep”
AAWWHHH. Everyone has their little treaures.
Bravo! I’ve contributed more than one item to your lovely space, for which I’ll take all the credit.
Also: I’d call it “Oklahoma!” Right?
Your furniture contributions are the envy of all who visit, Kari!
And, you’d call what “Oklahoma”?
I have a tchotchke shelf, too! But yours looks more organized thematically. I like your framed showcards. Very nice!
Thanks! It’s actually many showcards in one frame — it’s smaller than it appears in this picture.
Oh, this makes me miss you and your home. BTW, did you get a new camera? The color quality of those photos is A+!
Thanks! My house (and me) miss you too! Not a new camera, just some fancy photo editing.