Lately, I have been longing for a less-is-more house,
so my filled-to-the-brim postal sorter may soon be a thing of the past.
I purchased it in the early 90’s to display my merch in my old retail store,
Heart in Hand.
Here it is in our most recent past house — the brick bungalow,
where it served as a humongous TV stand:
In our current house, the Dutch colonial,
it’s on a wall in the dining room, just across from our table.
Here you can see how the dining room is open to our kitchen.
G.O. added a beam where the two rooms meet,
+ my beloved St. Louis bus station sign is hanging there:
The trunks underneath the sorter are filled with fabric + pillow forms + blankets:
While up on top, I’m displaying my small bird house collection:
We bought this chippy blue metal house last Fall:
I think I love chippy red metal just as much as blue.
I bought this small birdhouse in a store about 20 years ago:
My friend gave me the white bird house years ago:
Come Spring, this trio will head outside, for mostly decorative purposes.
As much as I love birds, I kind of hate to attract them
as a murderous cat named Patty lives just next door.
Meanwhile, the rest of my sorter is full of more of my treasures,
including this sweet, little pitcher that I bought in Soho, NYC:
This lighthouse nightlight was originally our grandparents’,
then our late sister, Kathy, had it for years.
It obviously took a tumble in the past, + G.O. sez he’ll re-glue it for me.
I bought the pair of black urns from Lowe’s a few years back,
+ the faux plants are from IKEA.
I have a yen to put them on our front porch steps — maybe later today.
I love my heavy glass vessel from Pottery Barn, bought years ago;
currently, it displays a collection of old baseballs:
Speaking of baseballs, here’s one signed by the great Brooks Robinson.
(Hall of Fame 3rd baseman for the Baltimore Orioles)
How lucky I am, to have these old golf trophies of my dad’s!
I collect the Guy Wolff pots, + this one is from the late, great Smith + Hawken.
Coincidentally, this pot is resting on my Smith + Hawken garden book!
Well, that’s about it.
I guess you’d never suspect me of wanting to go less-is-more, would you?
We’ll see — stay tuned!