Monday, 2 May 2011

NaBloPoMo – May 2 – In celebration of the messy bookshelf, MAYBE

Weekly Geeks had a post up last month in celebration of National Carpenters Day  which was on April 8th, as that’s one of the post I have to catch up on I have decided to tie it in with my Nablopomo post on MAYBE..

I would probably say we I have too many bookshelves in my house and I am super freaky about keeping them neat and tidy – this over loved bookshelves below is my one headache in my zest to be anal about my books are shelved.

My mom and my kids are solely responsible for the state of it…

Teenage boys are too lazy to put stuff back where they belong – so there is everything from a mp3 player to phone chargers stuck somewhere in front of those books. My mom collects wooden boxes from all over the world and she is not shy about using them – so they have join the madness on the shelf…

As much as I like my own shelves to be tidy – I will admit there is a certain something about this messy shelf. It was handmade for us and it has stood up to a ton of abuse, not only from the bric-a-brac but just from the sheer weight of some of those books.

I don’t see alot of handmade stuff now a days as it’s easier and probably cost less to pop into a furniture store and pick up something.

Carpentry is a skill that once taught is never forgotten – when I was growing up boys learned carpentry and girls did the girly things – but whether you know how to whittle or carve it is no hardship to admire a beautifully crafted piece  of wood – it has it’s own charm, done well it’s solid and cared for will/should last a life time.

Which I had hoped this bookshelf would – but if you look carefully – you will see that some of the shelves are broken – the books beneath are actually holding the top layer up.

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A closer look at the madness

This is probably what I am going to get when the shelves of the other one fall apart – but getting it will involve me repacking the books on this one and I am sure a crime will may happen if they mess it up in five minutes..

So I am adding tidying the messy bookshelf to my MAYBE list…

and

Happy belated Carpenters Day to all the carpenters out there…

 

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I am doing NaBloPoMo this May. The theme this month is - MAYBE
May is a great month for exploring future wishes as well as looking at the words as they scroll across the screen, planning how you'll move them from "maybe" to "yes.

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5 Speak To Me:

Chris on 2 May 2011 at 21:41 said...

Oh, funny - the bookcase part looks like what I have in my living room. Love those BILLY bookcases!

Elizabeth on 3 May 2011 at 11:41 said...

Hi, just popped through from WOYWW because your bookcase begged me to visit :) I have a huge library of books and many are stored on a similar bookcase to yours but it is a 'no clutter' zone. Like you, I've just got to have my books all in a certain order, by genre and author - alphabetically ordered if at all possible - sad, I know, but how else would I find the book I need. However, your mother's box collection is interesting :) Elizabeth x #108

Erotic Horizon on 5 May 2011 at 13:06 said...

@Chris..

I had a look at the one that you have today again and I don't thing I could endure the boys, their TV, games and mess all over my book space...

SO bookcase separate from the TV and other bits...

:)

Erotic Horizon on 5 May 2011 at 13:09 said...

@Elizabeth ..

A girl after my own heart - neat and tidy bookspace...

I just pray I live through the teenage years and the need ot litter the shelf..

My mom on the other hand - nothing I can do about her.... still love her though...

:)

Chris on 5 May 2011 at 13:09 said...

LOL! Understandable, EH. :) The bookcases on each side are just plain old BILLY bookcases.