In cleaning out some of my old posts, I realized I deleted this rather popular photo of my brick and board shelves at the old apartment. My brother and sister made versions of these in their first apartments back in the 60’s. I decided to replace some of the bricks with storage. The bottom plastic boxes obviously don’t get opened very often since you have to remove the upper shelves to get to them, but the middle plastic drawers worked nicely. My rattan boxes were slightly shorter so could be slid off the shelves when needed. The red “bricks” were concrete blocks that came from the lumber yard which I painted with two coats of red. Since making the transition to apartment life in 2001, my motto has been “keep it small, easy to move and light enough for me to carry myself”!
Think of everything you love about fall….the crisp air, the golden glow everything has, the smell of burning leaves, the skitterish sound of leaves blowing around your feet….and then add your favorite kitty……and a wonderful guy who is willing to hold the slightly skittish kitty as you drive to the park….that was my perfect fall Saturday!
Another thing to look forward to as we brace for some more winter weather after our hint of spring: the fragrance of the Easter Lilies as you walk into my local HyVee grocery store. The hyacinths that are already in the store smell heavenly!