Good morning, friends! Hope all is well with you. Yesterday, I tackled a job I have been avoiding...tidying up the bookcases in our living room. We have a lot of books even though I have been pulling and donating with vigor.
Most of you know that I am an avid collector of Shooner Redware. I love the rich colors and many forms this talented husband and wife team create with simple clay.
My collection is spread throughout our home...with most of it on the bookcase. I decided the pieces needed to be gathered together, rather than be sprinkled here and there on the shelves. It also gave me the incentive I needed to dust!
I like the result...although I am still tweaking books. Brought all together in the center of the bookcase, I think it looks more like a true collection. There are still pieces scattered around, but the bulk of it is here.
Here are a few pieces on my piecrust table.
I know that if you remember the years I featured my changing "Kitchen Window", you have seen many of these pieces before. I'm liking this new look. My sweet husband kindly suggested that this collection is complete...silly boy! Are collections ever complete? Have to admit he has a point.
I have not been doing a lot of hooking lately, but I am reading a wonderful book...The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman. It is the true story of a couple who ran the Warsaw Zoo before WWII. I'm late to the party with this one...it was published in 2007. They have made a movie out of it so I immediately bought the book to read before seeing the movie.
It is a wonderful read...full of history. I have learned a great deal, always a plus for this old educator. It is a story of hope and kindness and survival.
It is also full of sadness...full of man's inhumanity to man...full of greed and corruption...pain and suffering.
I've been shaking my head and remembering the words of George Santayana, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Pray for peace...it's a big mess out there.
Enjoy the day,