Thursday, June 22, 2006
Put a little Birdhouse in your soul
This is in my dining room..In the middle of my house. It is my own indoor window where I can put together whatever my little heart desires. ( Unlike the corporately directed displays at "my place of employment".)
I got the cupboard in Petaluma at a flea market.. a whooping 10 bucks.
It is resting on a table salvaged from the house of the grandmother of a friend of mine, when I went to help her clean it out to make it ready for a new family to move in.
It is a great little cupboard because almost anything you put in there looks better.
I change it out for holidays (the Chinese New Year displays are a fave)..
and sometimes for seasons, (this is a summer display)
or if I have a wish to make, ( I put a model of my dream house in there when I wanted to move out of LA.. )
or to show off new treasures I find (like the big bird nest, which I found on the ground while walking with my son..)
This nesting bird, surrounded by leaves of a book, looks just like what I want to be doing this summer. Feathering my nest, surrounded by stories. I am reading Orlando by Virginia Woolf right now, soon to be followed by Confederacy of Dunces and Middlesex. I want to be done with all 3 by Labor day. My own summer reading program...
Did anyone else do that when they were a kid? Summer Reading at the Public Library? I loved summer at the library.. The air conditioning, and the papery smell of the books... At my library when you signed up they posted a construction paper thing on the wall, one per kid, and we filled in the books we read and if you hit the goal there was a watermelon party at the public pool.
If you read all you mean to this summer.. There will be watermelon at my house on Labor day. No pool though.. But we can play in the sprinkler, if you want.