Wednesday we managed to unpack the truck and edit some of Richard's collections. We both have the collecting gene and since we don't have a huge house some of our little buddies are going to have to sit in storage. One of the best things about this process is finding ways to have both of our many collections showcased in a cohesive way. Richard has been collecting toys for years and he had about 16 boxes of them. We edited down to 3. He will be taking 4 boxes of dudes to his studio and the rest will have to be happy in storage...at least for a little while.We are probably going to use jars and glass domes to showcase a lot of the toys. This is one of those projects that will have to wait a while. We were able to showcase his collection of tiny food in a vintage mayonaise jar.
We also figured out a great way to use his two antique benches. I will repost when we have more of that area together but here is what we have so far.
Yesterday we unloaded the rest of Richard's boxes at his new studio, returned the u-haul and drove out to the east bay for my usual salvage yard run. I managed to find a piece of glass for the office table top. I am hoping to get the office table top together this weekend. We also hit Ikea for a few storage containers and shelving for my sand collection. By the time we got home we only had enough energy to hang 7 paintings. I leave you with a painting that he painted and gave to me for my birthday last year. I love it! I think it looks really perfect in its new home.