|One corner of my library, with a small cabinet housing Holmes memorabilia|
It wouldn't take a Sherlock Holmes to figure out that somebody who lives at our house has a bit of a thing for the Great Detective. Not even including the books that line one wall of my little library, there's an amazing variety of Holmes memorabilia on display:
- A ceramic oval address plate for 221B Baker Street, acquired during our brief 2004 trip to London;
- A framed color drawing of the outside of that famous house, from the same journey;
- An original framed color drawing -- fan art -- of Holmes, Watson, and Moriarty as portrayed in "Star Trek, The Next Generation;"
- A pub sign for The Sherlock Holmes Pub on Northumberland Street, London, which Ann bought me for Christmas as an after-the-fact souvenir of our 2012 vacation;
- A wall-hanging of that pub, which a late friend of ours brought back years ago as a present;
- A wall-hanging of The Hound of the Baskervilles;
- A small cabinet hung on the wall, with a silhouette of Holmes etched on the outside and a variety of small items (little statues, a deck of cards, etc.) on the inside;
- A frame containing small renditions of four Sherlock Holmes movie posters featuring different actors;
- A Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson switch plate on the light switch;
- Four framed knitted designs symbolizing the four Holmes novels.
Several of these items could be an entire blog post. Perhaps some day they will be!
What's on your wall?