Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Something new

Today I ventured out to look at new holiday decorations and two beautiful lanterns caught my eye and I decided to buy them. I found them at Pier 1, I love that place, they often have some interesting things. I usually do not buy furniture there, but accessories and candles.

Aren't they pretty? They give a lovely glow and transform the room into a little bit of a Moroccan fantasy holiday...

While in this room, I'll show you my mantle, which changes all the time, but for a while now some special books lay there:

Steve Augarde's Various trilogy: "The Various" and "Celandine", not yet complete, resides there, I just ordered the last of the three: "Winter Wood" and can't wait to receive this book. I am having it shipped from England, the author is British and I've got a signed copy! His illustrations are beautiful and the story so rich in fantasy and language. Read more here!
Just to let you know, I did not buy it at eBay for thousands of Dollars, but at a small bookstore in England...all possible through the Internet! Such miracle!
The first two I bought at Barnes and Noble, they sold them at one point. I always fall for beautiful book covers! But I digress...

I love this room in the wintertime. We use it not so often during the summer - apart from playing piano - but it has become our reading and music room from autumn through spring. And the dog sleeps there. He has a knack for finding the most comfortable places, the ottoman in front of the fireplace is one of them...

This scene repeats itself daily....a dog's life!

We all love to spend time here.
Do you have a favorite spot in your house, a place special to a season?
Maybe a corner, dedicated to reading or writing? A place to have a cup of tea or coffee?
A sofa with a tartan plaid? An ottoman with dog?
Books lining the walls?


Pictures by V.Zlotkowski and via eBay seller signedbookaddict!


  1. Gorgeous Mantle! I love the room it's very inviting and warm. I miss having a mantle to decorate during the holiday. Have a wonderful day.

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