Death in Pont-Aven by Jean-Luc Bannalec
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A place to sit back and talk. Books, travel, life.
|Best t-shirt I have seen so far on this vacation.|
And given that it was the Kingdom of Hawaii before US sugar barons overthrew the monarchy I think the coronet is certainly very fitting.
|Do you think one of these stock-photo kids at UH will pick up one of my books?|
|Photo credit here.|
|Flirt by the late, great Helen Frankenthaler|
I don't mind abstraction in my art, but I hate it in my books.
|I am reading a real version, not an e-book.|
|Low lighting conditions and a shaky arm make for a bad photo. This is the giant stack|
of books I have for my TBR for the next year. With no book shelves they will remain stacked on
top of boxes of other books while we live in our temporary apartment.
|Footed Bowl by Frances Palmer|
|Hammered Stainless Steel by Simon Pearce|
|Ceramic bowl made by a friend.|
|Urchin Bowl by Element Clay Studio|
|A bowl in the spa at our hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|Basalt bowl by Wedgwood|
|Ancient Celtic bowl|
|Beautiful, simple ironstone bowl found on Faded Plains|
|Lots of bowls at John Derian|
|And how could I forget hotty Jeremy Northam holding this golden bowl from |
the movie adaptation of Henry James' The Golden Bowl
|Not our house. Inspiration.|
|The once packed shelves looking considerably diminished.|
|Some of the boxes of books that will remain in hiding for almost a year.|
The books still on the shelves next to the fireplace represent the books in TBR that I will have access to. Everything I will read in the next eleven months is on those shelves.
|Getting ready to move I had to figure out whether or not to keep the turntable and my collection of mainly classical records. Haven't used the turntable for about seven years. Once I put a few of them on I knew I couldn't get rid of them. They sound so good.|
|Vintage Leontyne waiting for her spin on the turntable.|
|I ran around London collecting all 100 of the Penguin Great Ideas series seen on the top shelf.|
|Seems a fitting title for realizing I need to stop buying "collectible" books. They are just beautiful, but I am never going to read them and they take up too much space. Tried to sell them at on ebay, but when I saw how low the bidding was and how much I loved them still, I took them off the market. Then one of the bidder's, who happens to live locally, contacted me with a really good reason why she wanted them and with a decent offer. So I feel good about letting them go.|
|I had so much fun collecting these wonderful old Signet Classics. They have lovely, fun, interesting covers, but really ugly spines. I found a former lit major in my neighborhood who is now the proud owner of these 60 volumes.|
|Amanda's picture of the box and first of 100 postcards to make its way from DC to Georgia.|
|The rest of the cards providing visual interest on my desk while they wait their turn.|
|Roz and Layla about five years before they went mental with all-out reading mania.|
(Photo credit: Helen Maybanks)
|The start of this year's collection. That would be Amanda being Merry and Bright.|
|The 'liner notes' from a mixed tape he made for me in college.|
We were still long distance, I was in Minneapolis, he was in Madison.
|I'm a total sucker for Moleskine notebooks. But with my poor handwriting and lack of artistic talent, I buy them and they sit empty. I recently gave a few of them away to Stefan at ArchitectDesign because I know that he will find a good use for them.|
|And what book blogger worth their salt can think of Moleskine without thinking Matt at A Guy's Moleskine Notebook?|
|I've had better luck with this little lovelies filled with graph paper. Good for lists and for sketching out my dream kitchen.|
|I'm also a sucker for nice thank you notes. At least I use these.|