“Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire?”
“The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.”
---C. S. Lewis
So, Zone 4 is a lock! Yea!
Now, Zone 3 & 2- The Shelves! I will be adding fall stuff soon. I have to drag the plastic container in which it slumbers, upstairs. Okay, well Steve drags it up... Today, still working on the classroom! My goal is to be put away (that doesn't sound good, but may be true by Friday) by Friday, and then, do bulletin boards and fun stuff Monday or Tuesday!
Since I will be at my classroom all day, you can feel free to rummage through my things. If you are new to the giveaway, you can find the procedures here. I added some pictures from other places in my home to this post. You can feel free to ask me to move something from one spot to another...
I know I keep saying this, but I am having so much fun with you all! Your friendships and participation make me imagine sitting around my dining room table (okay, not there. That is where all the junk is) having coffee and just chatting and laughing and moving stuff around. You know there are many bad things that can come from the Internet, and some say that this form of communication is impersonal, but it has brought such joy to me. Yes, letter writing is a lost art, but gee, could you imagine how long this process of decorating my hutch would take if we were writing letters and sending pictures through the mail? I guess with every innovation, there are blessings and curses. It is our job to be good stewards of this technology so it doesn't become the latter...
So, um, enough of that, on with the fun!!!
Shopping:Besides what is in the post here,and here, these are some shelves in the kitchen and stuff that you could use to create the buttery look (Hee hee- sounds like something you do with bread...).
So feel free to stay as long as you like. If you see another area that looks like it needs thinning while your here, feel free to make suggestions. Like I have said over and over (teachers love repeating themselves). I am learning a lot. Sometimes it takes an outside opinion to get you to really look at stuff. And to remind me of the blessings of treasures, although earthly, temporal ones, they help to make our home, well, homey. And, that I don't need to go to a thrift store. EVER! Well, except with you, Granny! :)
This is just a discussion posting, like before. Once we get some ideas, I will take pictures and number them. Then, you all will have two days to vote before we lock in the shelves...
Have a wonderful day, dear friends! I will be thinking of you and praying for you!