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Monday, 15 October 2012

Foxes and Stags

The little sitting room had lost it's calling.
It was tired and drab.

The paintbrush brightened.
Furry throws cosied.
Sheepskin soft.

New cushions and lamp.
Foxes, stags and wild piggies.
Oak double glazed windows arriving soon ... woo, hoo - 
no more whistling wind and puddled water on window sills.
She has a book OCD ... they have to be in order.
1949 Jeroboam size Champers bottle
Little books.
Skulls and claws.
Boot house dusted and re-arranged too!
Framed stag fabric scrap.
Gilded mirrors.
Reflected light.
Wood is chopped.  Chimney's swept.
The fires will blaze tonight.


29 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

I have book OCD too so I can perfectly understand the arrangement Jane. I loved all of these photos, what made me most happy though is the fact that you're getting double glazing in soon. I thought at the time that you didn't have double glazing was a real shame and hard to deal with during Winter so hopefully this helps!

Rose H (UK) said...

What a cosy room. You'll certainly notice the difference with the double glazed window.
Love the wild boar fabric :o)
Have a great week.
Rose H
x

Hesta Nesta said...

Looking absolutely gorgeous, I adore the fox cushion and the lamp. Have a great week.
Jo xx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Such a gorgeous room, love all the arrangements!! I must have my books lined up like that too, haha :) If they get all messed up, it drives me crazy as I can't find anything..lovely pictures. Have a great week :) x

Maria said...

Ooohh your home looks so inviting and so interesting...
I love it when a house speaks to you like this and gives little clues to the personalities that'home' there...
Thanks for sharing with us and I wish you a cosy evening by your open fire!!
Love Maria x

KC'sCourt! said...

What a lovely room
Julie xxxxxxxx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Your room looks very inviting and cosy! Just the right place to sit and read on dark, cold evenings! Ada :)

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Lovely, can I please come sit by your fire!!! x

Rosemary said...

As a child I loved those Observer's books, and now I am wondering whatever happened to mine?
Are you retaining the wooden sill? it looks such a good size and a lovely piece of character wood.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

what a gorgeous cosy room! i'm particularly in love with that lampshade

ted and bunny said...

I'm afraid I don't have book ocd so I'm a bit bewildered as what you do when you want to read one...but I do have teaspoon ocd which can play havoc with the cutlery drawer when you want a cuppa!
x

Jen said...

Such a warm and inviting room. I love your new lamp, all your books (adore the little ones), everything! The framed fabric is wonderful. I could go on and on, but I can envision many happy hours there. You've inspired me to freshen up my room a bit.

Rubye Jack said...

The books are amazing and the way you have them arranged makes me wish I had a bit of that OCD. My books aren't even in one place. I love the fabrics and particularly the lamp you created. I always see these lost lamps at the Goodwill and never buy them because they have no shade, but now I may just buy a couple and make my own shades. Such inspiration!

Emilie's daughter said...

Thanks for that sneak peek! I love that window sill and that bird cage... I can tell it is gorgeous even though I see only a little of it... Thanks for joining my blog and leaving a comment! I am sorry for not reacting for long... I have been absent from blogging! Take care and enjoy the blazing of the fires! CHrista

Pam @ Frippery said...

What a cozy, lovely space for autumn dreaming.

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Divine lampshade!
What superb taste....

Are you preparing to hibernate????

Bestest as ever,
Daisy J

Jenny Woolf said...

How lovely! I know someone who is really keen on the shop where you got your lampshade and fox. That design looks wonderful and really makes their room look good even though it is a different style from yours. Having seen it in your room photos looking so good too I am starting to think I ought to pay the place a visit myself ...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh what an enchanting blog you have! I seem to remember you for those darling little dogs on your sidebar are my favorites and that you live in SOmerset rings a bell!

Thank you for coming to visit today and Oh how I love those fox terrier miniatures!! Anita

In My Wild Eden said...

What a beautiful place. I love that the fires will blaze tonight! It will be perfect!

Madelief said...

Your living room looks warm and cosy Jane! Love the pillows!

Madelief x

The Vintage Bazaar said...

OOh, that looks lovely. Great colours & wonderful lampshade. Have a cosy evening. Lizzie x

nilly said...

Goodness, that's tidy!!!
Love the Lush Designs - I've got monkeys and mermaids on my lampshades.

demie said...

So many beautiful objects!
love the window - Ireally hope you are not taking away that wooden sill! It's gorgeous!!!

love how cosy everything feels...

greenthumb said...

Looks like a room where you would like to spend a lot of time.

my little red suitcase said...

oh those windows will really make a difference! enjoy being cosy, Heather x

VintageVampalicious said...

That's such a tidy house, I shan't be showing mine it always looks like the aftermath of a jumble sale.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

What a gorgeous room. I want to see more! xx

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Ooh what a delightful cosy home you have. The mirror with the door reflected in it, I have the same frame!Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment! I'm off to explore your blog now. :)

Smoochy Mahoochy said...

Just found your blog & I love it- beautiful photos.