We're having curl-up-by-the-fire-and-read-a-book kind of weather today, so I thought this would be a good time to share pics of one of the two card catalogs we recently found. It has a matching unit on the other side of the dining entry, but as is sometimes the case with twins, nature smiled on one and frowned on the other. No worries, a few repairs and the other will be fit for her close-up soon too.
I've looked for a card catalog for several years (I think I was subliminally affected by the one in Sheldon and Leonard's apartment on Big Bang Theory). I even checked with schools and local libraries, but I was told more than once that librarians take obsolete card catalogs home like stray pets. The ones I found online and in antique stores could get up near a thousand dollars, so I was really excited to find these two for way less than one usually costs.
These things are a compulsive organizer's dream. Scott called home around lunchtime on the first day I had them to see if I'd labeled all the drawers already. I'd done half, bidding farewell to our kitchen junk drawer in the process. The furniture touch up paint, ticky tack and push pins (all 3 of them) each have their own designated drawers now. You say batty. I say Utopia.
3 little asides:
- The ceramic figure on the top of the top wall box is a hand-sculpted, armless & handless lady I found on the side of the road in Malawi when one of our vans had broken down for the 8th time. I call her my African Venus de Milo.
- I bought the aloe vera plant because it made me think of my Papa. In his opinion, every wound was treatable by one of three things: aloe vera, mercurochrome (monkey blood) or calamine lotion.
- Is it time to redo the dining room walls/let the wallpaper go? I'm thinking plain white.