Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Another dose of pretty.
Sorry guys. It's been a bit of a crap day (nerve pain) and tonight I need to settle back and have some visual 'therapy'.
I've just finished The Grapes of Wrath (fiiinally. Started the book in September! But moved house, had the flu and went away for a week - so it's been really sporadic). It's an amazing book. Brilliantly written.
But am I allowed to say that it's oh, so depressing? I mean, of course, I knew that that's what I was in for. I knew enough about the premise of the book and the circumstances of the time to know that I wasn't reading a lovely Maeve Binchy with soft-focus edges and a violin-swelling happy ending. Still. I have to admit, while I'm in awe of how well Steinbeck puts me in the moment, I'd rather be elsewhere now that all is said and done.
Definitely reading something happy and girly next. In the meantime - these beautiful things cheered me up tonight. (Well those and snuggles with my Sam, talking to Alexander about the book he devoured before bed last night and watching a funny new TV show with Joel..)..
Some more Pinterest pictures that are inspiring me as I think about getting to decorate this home.
I've started drinking a lot more tea again, and find myself wanting a pretty set like this to make it more of a ritual, a moment in my day that I look forward to.
I may have almost convinced Joel to think about this.... (he was talking today about getting set up to do some of the projects I've bookmarked. There are some amazing blogs with step-by-step instructions and I think we're both feeling inspired).
I love this table. I still hold out hope we could find something that we could work with....
It even has the "M" for Mitchell! (Not the green walls. Just the idea).
Time to let the perfume's and trinkets out instead of hiding them from little hands.
I want to put something like this near my bookshelf (we're finally getting another 2!).
We got some white wooden picture frames. I'm hoping to steal away a couple of them and get some beautiful yellow wallpaper or scrapping paper to do this.
Lots of cushions - we used to have a lot of cushions in our living room and the master bedroom. But one too many things broke from pillow fights (what's a super-hero-pirate to do?), so I stopped having them out.
I ADORE this idea! Stop the clock when your babies are born. A moment in time, changed forever. Sweet idea
I like this mirror:
Ordering this for my laundry (which is also going to get a little bit of a makeover).
Not sure how much I'll be on tomorrow. If I follow through with my plans, I may be sneaking myself into a cab, and off to a movie and then the hairdressers. A bit of a 'me' day.
Hope you all have a great one. xxxx
Another dose of pretty.