...there's no place like home! Remember this sweet little ditty? I can almost hear many of you humming it now. I have been having serious nesting tendencies this week. I moved all our living room furniture around, rearranged flowers and reworked the vignettes on my tables. To me, there is no greater bliss than this.
Perhaps I was urged on the nesting feelings after finishing this book yesterday, "How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life" by Mameve Medwed. This was a fun book and great summer reading about a woman who owns an antique booth in an antique mall and finds she has a treasure that changes her life forever.
This has me thinking about my own love of certain quirky antiques. I collect a number of things one of which is opera glasses. I don't have very many pairs but hope to add to this collection as I find affordable ones. They look great combined with my vintage and antique books.
These are the first two pairs I bought. The underneath pair is embossed brass and such a pretty detailing which unfortunately does not show up on the photo. The second pair I bought were the ivory ones which still had their original case seen just slightly off to the right of the photo.
I received this leather and brass pair from my good friend Joni. Thanks again Joni!
"Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. It is the place of confidence. It is the place where we tear off that mask of guarded and suspicious coldness which the world forces us to wear in self-defense, and where we pour out the unreserved communications of full and confiding hearts. It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any sensation of awkwardness and without any dread of ridicule."
~~ Frederick W. Robertson ~~