Here in our little house on the high plains, we’ve spent the last few weeks reallocating our space. That means a lot of furniture acquisition, and even more furniture banishment. It also means relocation of many objects, which often requires a shift in thinking. (Hey, how about I put the DVDs there? There’s totally room for them! Now I have this whole empty shelf space to work with!)
One set of belongings that has benefited from this reallocation is my Laura Ingalls Wilder “stuff.” It’s a sizeable enough collection, but I know I don’t have nearly the stash that a lot of LIW enthusiasts have accumulated. I used to be a completist, but the past decade or so I’ve been fighting my packratty tendencies. So I’ve only got a few things — a bread plate, a few gift-shop knick-knacks, some of Laura’s silver pattern — plus lots and lots of books.
I’m hoping a fan out there can help me with a problem I’ve come up against. Most of this stuff displays nicely, but I’m stuck on the silver. Just how does one display a serving spoon or two?
For that matter, fellow Laura fans, what does your “Laura area” look like? Here’s an idea. Let’s make this a long-term thing. I think all Laura fans would like to see one another’s fanspace. If you’ve got a cool space — even a room — dedicated to showcasing your Laura collection, snap a picture of it and tell us something about it. I’ll post all who submit right here.
But I still need suggestions for the silver.