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Thursday, January 9, 2014

renewage...

I've lived in a lot of houses and apartments in my life and was always one
for rearranging rooms. I just like to change it up
now and then...have a different view.
The house we have lived in for the past 14 years has a small living space
and there is only so much you can do with the floor plan.
Still, I try my best to do something different once in a blue moon.
So the Christmas decorations have all been put away and
I in my infinite challenge to shake things up decided to change my dining room space.
I moved my table to look out the windows...
 I can look out onto the grey days and the birds...

...a good place for a cup of tea...
 My mother fern will be much happier here with more light on her fronds...
 A wee reading nook for me as well in the big rocker...
I was looking at images of different reading nooks and came away with a few favorites...
how's this for a stack of reading material?...
makes my little pile pale in comparison!...
 ...a few more nooks from the net...
 
O.K, so maybe the Trinity College Library in Dublin is a bit much but a girl can dream can't she?
(by the way, this is one of my favorite places I've ever been!)
Do you have a favorite spot for reading or daydreaming?
Speaking of renewing/ new...or new to me at least...I found this gorgeous Norwegian sweater
in the thrift shop the other day and I can't tell you how thrilled I am...
 I've been looking for one for ages and they were either too expensive or didn't fit...
 This one was like Cinderellas slipper...fit perfect and I love the colours and pattern...so wintery!
 Don't you just love the buttons?!
Anyway that's about all that's new/renewed around here...Does Reuben look like he cares?




4 comments:

Suz said...

ha ha kitty....
Love what you have done
and your warm colors...gorgeous
clean windows too
I have the same urge...
must be a long winter thing...
stay warm and read

Nancy Kay said...

Your table for tea, looking out the window...oh how perfect. And you reading nook looks very cozy. I'd say you scored in a big way finding that sweater. Holy smokes! It's beautiful.

Melody said...

I think your new table location will be lovely ~ in fact you may not want to get up at all! :)))
GREAT thrifty sweater find~ feels so good when you stumble over the perfect thing, and it even fits!
Awesome buttons indeed! :)))

Brenda Stratton said...

Hi Kerry. Happy New Year! Thanks for the comment on my blog...I'm going to try to do better. I see that you and Irma are still walking together. When are you coming to Newfoundland??? Miss you. Brenda