Unfortunately there are no 'before' pictures...! I only have 'during' and 'after' pictures, and only a few of the 'during.' To make matters more confusing, there are two sets of shelves here, in two different rooms. Yes, my Classics were in two different places! Finally, I wish to firmly emphasize that these are NOT the main horse shelves. The Trads have their own walls... and they, too, are not all in one place. Neither is the tack. But that's another tale.
My earliest 'during' is this shot, of some of the Classics in what is known as the Tack Room:
This is an 'after' shot of the same shelves:
The shelves above show spare space... unbelievable thing!! I have moved all my braid books to this rare resource... we'll see how long it lasts. The four Trads to its right have no other place to go. At least they're in the same room as the other Trads...
I use ribbons to line my shelves. Yeah, somehow, after 37 years in this hobby, I've got used ribbons lying around...
Pongo on the left (FAS) somehow escapes all this and enjoys immunity and permanent space -- don't think I'm completely logical!! The quilt which forms the backdrop, now seen even less! was made by my mother-in-law, Ruth Young. The harbinger of the future, a tiny CollectA's head, can be seen in the extreme lower right.
In other news: A trip is slowing down my eBay efforts, but after the 12th I expect to be auctioning Ricky's Bridle. It was great fun, and I look forward to future pieces which would be documented thoroughly and then sold. We also will be starting on TSII #456, our next Silver Parade set. Heaven knows I've had forever to think about it, yet it will be quite hard for me. Stay tuned.