Friday, June 15, 2007
It's Beth Stewart, Not Martha Stewart
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Henry Ward Beecher
The above is a picture of some of the books in our living room. A very tiny sample of what’s available in our home.
I would have shown you a picture of the famous pile on my bedside table (and on the floor beside it) but then you might think I’m a bit of a slob. I am a slob when it comes to certain things – but that doesn’t mean I wish to advertise that fact on my blog.
My kids have grown up in a home where books are proudly on display. In fact, books are part of my decorating scheme. (Such as it is.)
Our family is so book crazy that my boys (boys!) actually appreciated getting lovely pine book cases as Christmas and/or birthday presents.
My eldest, after visiting a home where not one book was visible, told me that his dream is to have a home full of books. Sigh. What a wonderful feeling that gave me.
Just so you don’t think we hoard books, we do give many books away. We want others to share the pleasure of reading. It’s just very difficult to part with old favourites…or the ones you’re certain family or friends will want to read…or the ones that were special gifts…or ones that hold special memories….
Yeah, we hoard.