My great intentions for apartment decorating have fallen by the wayside over the past few weeks. The problem is that once you get a space to a certain degree of livability it’s sometimes hard to continue to be motivated to decorate. Combine that with a crazy work and school schedule and therein lies the current status of my half-decorated apartment. Example? For all intensive purposes, I need a desk. Is it an absolute necessity? No, and so I still am deskless.
The thing is that I really do have some cool pieces to put in my apartment. When I was home over winter break not only did I steal things from my mom’s house but my mom and I also went antique shopping in Weston, Missouri. My brother got dragged along, and he had an awesome time! Not really. I don’t think he enjoyed pretending to be a 45 year-old woman as much as I did. He at least got some beer out of the deal at the Weston Brewery. The Pub Warmer Ale? Hands down the best seasonal beer I have ever had. I think I still have one bottle left!
Anyway, I will eventually get my act together and fully decorate my apartment. I have recently become obsessed with vintage maps, and so several of these will adorn my walls. In particular, I have a world map and map of Colorado. The world map is from 1960, which my mom and I figured out thanks to Wikipedia and the decolonization of Africa, and the Colorado map is from the 1970s.
I also have started a small collection of Denver postcards from the 1930s. While my family was in West Virginia over Thanksgiving, my mom and I not surprisingly visited an antique store. I found some neat Colorado postcards but ended up not buying them, which I later regretted. When I came across more postcards on our recent Weston antique trip, I bought them without hesitation. I live near a lot of the areas in the postcards, and I think it is fun to see how much Denver has changed!
Someday these will all be on my wall. February is the goal. I think my life should be much less crazy then!