So we have worked hard to have this luxury of space. I was also going to just post them at Photobucket (I haven't bothered to join Flikr) but I forgot my password and it became complicated. But I did promise pictures when we were more settled--and we have decorated some. It was something I promised myself I would do before our party two weeks ago and having the deadline forced us to unpack, clean and decorate. Our belongings tell who we are and what is important to us--and they need captions, so here we go:
We're on the second floor, so you walk in facing the stairs and see The Adams Family greeting you, with our gargoyle. We actually want to have a third Gothic picture there, but found that with the way we had hung them we couldn't reach to hang a third--we also couldn't agree on the third for now (the blanket helps cut the draft). John Muth's image (based on an old Garbo poster) for an illustrated Dracula and an Amano illustration for Sandman. You have to remember that my husband worked for a couple of years IN a comic store, so many of these things were promotions. We have a copy of the Amano which we are planning to put up on eBay.
Turn left at the top of the stair (so behind me as I'm taking the picture above) and you go into a little room with the coat closet, the door to the little deck and what we have designated as the "general" fiction bookshelf. As you can see, we desperately need a second bookshelf. The chair is an office chair that someone was throwing away. As to general fiction, we run into difficulties--do Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake belong here with P.D. James' Children of Men as both women write more "mainstream" fiction generally, or do they belong with the fantastic fiction... Do I put The Bell Jar and In Cold Blood here or in non-fiction. This is why I never became a librarian.
Turn to the right and you enter the hall to the kitchen. The poster is of St. Paul's Cathedral. The pictures are from our trip to Britain. The photo albums are here too. You can just see the tops of posters that we didn't manage to agree on where to hang. The big blank wall you facing the table is reserved for all of the rest of the comic book art my husband has collected, some signed.
And the claw foot tub. I frantically made the curtains the night before the party from old sheets that a friend donated to me for a show. They're not quite even at the bottom...
You'll notice there are no pictures of the bedrooms--the master bedroom is not decorated, and the other two are still in chaos--there's even more books in both esp. in my husbands--Japanese books, both novels, history and Manga, horror and golden age sci-fi., plus his drawing table. We also didn't manage to hang pictures in the kitchen.