Thursday, October 25, 2012
Grouping books by colour is a perfect way to keep shelves looking tidy. Great - until you try to find a specific title. To the Lighthouse. I know it is white. The white books were on top of the armoire. I couldn't shelve them with with other books because I needed the space for the milk glass collection. The chair to reach the top of the armoire has a wicker basket, a giant atlas, a national geographic coffee table book and a plant staged beautifully on it. That won't stop me. I grabbed the stool from my son's room and groped around up there. A brass hedgehog came crashing down. Only then did I pull down every single book in the room, arrange them alphabetically, and attempt to line them up again. At the S's it became clear I don't have enough space (this is after I removed anything businessy to store back on top of the armoire). Eventually, I mashed them all in, stacks and rows. Adams to Updike. Looks like chaos, but I promise you, not a single book is out of place!