What a weekend we’re having! We just got back from a matinÃ©e performance of Monty Python’s Spamalot, which we’ve wanted to see since we first heard about it years ago. It was very much worth the wait (and the ticket price!)–we had a great time.
But even better than that, we achieved one of my lifelong dreams this weekend: that of having a proper home library. As most of you know, I’ve been building my collection for years, dreaming of the day I would have shelving worthy of it. Here’s how my books (and teapots) were housed, until yesterday:
And here’s what $500, two trips to Ikea, and 15 hours hard labor made of it:
Isn’t that fantastic? I can’t stop staring it at it. See all the room for expansion, and the sweet china cabinet? I’m actually a little infatuated with it. It’s exactly the library I imagined I would one day have, if not a little better. I love how we’ve gone from storing books in the dining room, to taking meals in the library–all with a simple change of furniture. (Well, I say “simple”, but there are calf and shoulder muscles in the house that would argue the point.)
Now I just need to build a database, link it to a bar code system, and start issuing library cards . Eeeee!!!
*Foreign language reference is in the third bookcase, second shelf from the top. You’re welcome!