Friday, October 19, 2007

Having fun playing and more books...


I am working on a idea for some blinds in my bedroom and decided I needed to throw the blind in the washer to see how much it will shrink so I had extra time to play around this morning. I decided to do something with one of the cloches I bought at the Winter Fair. I am just so thrilled that I finally found some cloches and it has been fun to create something special for the autumn.

Here are the results of my fun time. I 'borrowed' things from other areas again. The tiny pumpkin and gourd are from my tray outside on my table. I took two and the display there is still quite full enough. Then I used a sundea dish and filled it with a handful of my mini pumpkins to place the gourd on. The dish is my turkey dish which I thought was a pretty color on the edge. I will have to get out a new dish for the hutch. I also used a branch of red berries from my silk flower collection, some raffia and chestnuts also from tray outdoors. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the contents better. I really like how it turned out and moved things around on my coffee table and end table now too.



I have enjoyed reading the comments on my books. There are so many who find books are an unmissable part of our homes. Thank you all for the remarks about my collection of red books. I have always been drawn to the red books. It just seemed right to put them all together. I do like keeping many of them grouped by color. Here is a photo of a few of my green books which are currently on the butler tray beside my couch. Some of my blue books are in a 'book mill' which I will try to add of photo of soon too.

"A house without books is like a room without windows."
~~ Heinrich Mann ~~


A few responses:
A special thanks to everyone that leaves a comment. I really do appreciate it and love to read each word. I find reading and leaving comments myself is like holding a conversation with each other.

Nancy ~ I can't wait to see what idea that the red books inspired you with...

Andylynne ~ Do you have a blog? I would also be horrified to cut the middle out of one of my books. I would have to go buy one just to do that but we can buy these storage books in most home and decorating shops right now.

Angela ~ It is so fun to be able to share glimpses of my world with you. I can't wait to start reading the Gervaise Phinn books. I did not buy them when I first saw them while in Yorkshire and later decided to order them online. I think they will be great. The pumpkin buckets are new but have a vintage look. The pink rose planters were a treat I bought myself long before I finished our quilt for the bed. I did not allow myself to unpack them until I finished the quilt and it was like receiving a gift when I did. Thanks for sharing your beautiful favorite quote!

Mom ~ I have become almost as bad as you about reading but not quite. I spend too much time working on my stitching/quilting/decorating. Do you have a photo of Grandpa reading?

11 comments:

Nancy said...

What a beautiful display Heidi, and I know you enjoyed "playing" in your home! Your green books are beautiful too.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Heidi-your cloche looks so gorgeous-perfect!! I always enjoy your photos!x

Nancy said...

Now Heidi, you have really given me a challenge. Yes, I do have a photo of my Dad reading, it is verrrrrrry old of course, probably black and white, and I really have to hunt for it. I will tell you when I find it.
Your displays are very nice by the way.
Love you, Mom

Nunnie's Attic said...

Heidi,
I have just recently uncovered my love for cloches. I don't have any yet. It is because of such beautiful displays such as yours that I decided I want some. I love your pictures. And your name too. I don't think I ever mentioned that before...

Love,
Julie

Anonymous said...

Heidi,
Your display in the cloche is really beautiful. I love cloches, they are so VIctorian. Your green books are as decorative as your red ones and look so tantalizing - I can't see an old book without wanting to pick it up (oh, and smell it, of course...haha!)Thank you for answering my questions, I have some more but will email you :>)
Hugs, Angela

The Tattered Nest said...

thanks Heidi for stopping by my blog and your kind words...I feel my blogging blues lifting already! Your house looks so warm and cozy..love the cloche!

Andylynne said...

Hi Heidi,
No Blog yet not sure how, or where or if, I would have enough time to do it justice. But I WANT to have one I think:)
I love your Cloches, I coveted them when you posted the winter fair.( didn't want to sound whiney at the time) But now I think they are a must have item. After seeing how you used them I'm really hooked. It gives an elegant touch to the items you put under them. Yes definatly jealous of those Cloches.

Wild Rose said...

Hello Heidi,

I love your autumn display.

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Enjoy your weekend.

Marie x

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

queGreat display, Heidi. One of my quests is to find a cloche at a thrift store. There is a local country store that sells them but I refuse to pay $30.00 for one (as my dd would say, I'm cheap...lol!).

Lynda said...

Your cloch display looks great, Heidi! I love my tiny cloche but I'd like another larger one. Have a great weekend! ~ hugs, Lynda xo

Kristen said...

Very nice! I love to smell old books! They have a very distinct smell that makes me feel as though I am in a fabulous library. Mandie and I used to make library cards for each of our books and we kept records of which books were checked out and everything. We could play that for hours and hours! MMMMM, nice memories that I had forgotten....