Last night, as I was gathering up my books, magazines, and water—ready to curl up in my room for my nightly relaxing ritual of reading in bed—I glanced over at this old desk, with its accouterments.  The doll and a stack of old favorite books—Marge Piercy’s memoir “Sleeping with Cats” is near the top of the stack, beneath a copy of “Open House,” by Elizabeth Berg.  And who could ever forget “The Golden Notebook,” by Doris Lessing.  I recall reading that in college.  I recently bought another copy from Amazon, because, despite my obsession with my books, I couldn’t find my original copy!

The doll is one I found in a catalog a few years ago.  I liked her coloring, which fits in nicely with this room—which I have dubbed the Ireland/Red Hat Room.  Okay, don’t ask!

Actually, the Ireland part came from the photos of Ireland, taken by my photographer son Craig. who has visited several European countries and now lives in Berlin.

In the photo below, you’ll see another doll, with Craig’s cemetery shot (taken in Ireland) in the background.


The plate, in 3-D, is another crafted porcelain object purchased from one of my Old Faithful catalogs, and I love it because it features a cottage.  A European cottage, I’m sure.  So…perfect for my Ireland room.

On another day, I’ll share more photos and stories about the potpourri of objects that surround me.


3 thoughts on “ODDS, ENDS…AH, POTPOURRI

  1. When I roust myself out of bed, grab my coffee and settle at my computer, I always check to see if Miss Laurel has written anything today! I love looking at your pictures and reading your stories!! Hope you have a wonderful day


  2. Thank you, Natalie, for the honor of being a priority in your morning! LOL.

    Whenever I glance around my home and see objects in new and different ways, I now grab my camera and decide which blog to put things in!

    Just so I can share with someone out there in the world!



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