Doing the shelfie shuffle

Does anyone else out there like doing the shelfie shuffle?

Although it sounds like something you’d do on Strictly Come Dancing in a red sequinned dress, it is, in actual fact, an interiors pursuit.

Shelfie shuffling is generally sparked by a new possession and the desire to put it to work straight away. At Colour File HQ it goes something like this.

  • Buy something new then squeal with joy.
  • Clear all objects off shelves like there’s no tomorrow.
  • Rush around looking for other objects that will work brilliantly with your new acquisition.
  • Arrange them on the empty shelves, fiddling and faffing for a while before standing back to admire your handiwork.

That’s exactly what happened when my new alphabet print arrived from @eleanorbowmer yesterday (centre left, next to card from @kcroxson ). It kick-started a multicoloured shelfie shuffle of my favourite things as soon as it came out of its packaging. Chaotic fun.

Tell me – are you a shelfie shuffler?

Martha, The Colour File x 

#gifts Coloured pencils from @stib and @theschooloflifelondon Paint from @littlegreenepaintcompany

First published April 2019

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