Monday, October 19, 2009

My Place and Yours



I’m jumping on to Pip’s bandwagon, (and it’s a mighty crowded one), partly because I realised I had a clean shelf.

‘E’: purchased in London for 70 pounds. If anyone just fell over you’d fall further still if we talked shipping-to-Australia costs. Worth every penny to me – it’s my most loved something.

‘a’: one of five made by me with Grandad’s jigsaw, while hanging around endlessly waiting in Melbourne for the English Mr to decide whether I was the girl for him. Forget basket weaving. There’s therapy in typography.



Dinky-more-than-slightly-wonky-machine-felted-woollen-bowl-thing: containing two year old’s crayons for drawing exuberantly on house.

Craftapalooza apple pin cushion: I’m too busy looking at it to use it.

Eduardo Paolozzi plaster Empire State Building: art.

Thread: Another attempt at convincing bewildered family that craft supplies are not for packing away.

Oh, and these little gems purchased fifteen years ago from a dinky little store in New York. It’s just not about the stuff. It’s about the moment. A bit of past the stuff represents.



Pootle on over to Pip’s for a fun old snoop on everyone else’s shelves...

23 comments:

Kylie said...

I love every single gorgeous thing on your shelf, Tania! Oh those letters! I soooo know what you mean :) K

Madeline said...

Your shelf makes me very happy. Know I want some letters!

Andi said...

Nothing better than drawing on the house with exuberance!!
:-)

m.e (Cathie) said...

ohh, love all your precious moments! ♥

Sherrin said...

I love your shelf! So much good stuff on there. The 'e' and 'a' look great together.

Vic @ Punky and Me said...

Oh, there is SO much to love on that shelf... my favourite has to be the adorable cutout dolls, but everything is lovely & works so well together....!

beck said...

My favourite is the dolls too. Those chubby cheeks and old fashioned charm, so sweet. Fun game huh? xo

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I am impressed that the shelf has no dust. plus I do like the letters.

Pippi creates said...

Very lovely shelf there. That E is quite impressive (its nice to have something extravagant to love too!)

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

I totally agree. It's not the stuff, but the story it tells.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

You had an empty shelf ... you had a dust-free empty shelf ! And then you had fun choosing what to put on it .
I'm going to have to try that !

floortje said...

love the stories...and love the idea of an empty shelf and making it so personal...I think I'm going to try this one as well...but first I will have to get over my jetlag (and the boy's jetlag) because we just came back from 4 weeks malaysia...which was great...are you already in for a swap?

Gina said...

There you go, waving type porn in my face again...

Hayley Egan said...

Inspired to exuberantly draw letters on wall... hmm maybe I should stop visiting you..

Cherry said...

That is a beautiful shelft! The E & A are so very cool - totally understand paying 70 pounds - sometimes you just 'have to'

Mel said...

love love LOVE! I can't believe you made the a! Actually I can believe it 'cause you seem quite clever. Oh and drooling over the pin cushion!

pennygj said...

Can't wait to have a clean shelf! When my studio is built I shall have so many clean shelves..ooh for at least a week!

Pip Lincolne said...

Far out! Your shelves are awesome. What have I been doing with my life? I could have been sitting here looking at your gorgeous shelves!! Sheesh, Pip! I really love those little cards, and I agree, the things mark the moments. And that's why they hold so much sentimental value... it's not JUST about the things, although your things are super-dandy! Thanks so much for showing off, because we LOVE looking (in a nice way!) xx

Lola Nova said...

Lovely shelves and accoutrement!

I have been in the deep end considering 'vignettes' the past few days...as in, 'I must create some vignettes here and there throughout The Cottage.' Your shelves have served as great inspiration. I wonder if The Bearded One would mind me messing about with his power tools.

Thanks for the smile!

One Flew Over said...

A lovely collection Mrs.

PS: Nice apple x

Toothfairy said...

The letters are cool! How can you have a clean shelf haha, I don't even remember I'd a clean one!


*loves*

Sara said...

Oh fantastic - love all that stuff!!

elly bee said...

is this the NY dinky store where we also made those funny photoshoot in a photo'box'?
And I'm so honoured that you put up the initials on your shelf of husband and me!
x eb