Come for a Visit!
Back in January, I shared some of the changes I was making as I switched my bedroom and study/studio rooms. The sun was coming in so pretty today and so I took some pictures of my living room and study/studio room to share with you! Come have a look!
My apartment faces the west and sits on the east side of a hill, so it doesn't get the sun until mid to late afternoon. I do miss the morning sun, but the afternoons in the Living Room are delightful! The photo above shows the seating area and my shelves of movies.
This next photo shows the windows and my plants (including the geranium (pelergonium) that insists on growing up through the lampshade! I don't watch TV at all, but I do love movies! When I need a bit of R&R, I plug in a favorite. "Enchanted" is my latest delight! Such a fun fairy tale!
Next a view of the china cabinet wall. You can see Thomas enjoying the sun too! Afternoon in the winter often found both cats and myself sprawled on the floor in the sunlight, soaking it in! The china cabinet is one of my favorite pieces of furniture. At one time, I think it was built in to a home and had drawers in the bottom. It was one of my first furnture purchases after our house fire in 1999.
Here is the view toward the kitchen and dining area, with the table set for Easter Dinner!
Now a look into the study/studio! I have lots of books as you can see! Over 1500 at last count! Now you can see why changing rooms was such a big job! On top of the bookshelves, I've displayed the few childhood toys I've kept plus a few things I've collected over the years including a Peter Rabbit stage, lots of stuffed bunnies, a Steiff guinea pig or hamster, my handmade Raggedy Ann, an antique metal train among other items!
This corner is where I spend most of my time! Pardon the clutter! I find I work best with an assortment of stuff around me so this area doesn't get immaculate very often! Miss Mollie Kitty sits on her mat on the corner of the desk when I am working and keeps me company! Sir Thomas has a nest on the floor beside the desk where curls up. I have a nice view of the hillside above the apartment from my desk and can watch the birds at the feeders!
But wait, there is also a view of more shelves! And still more books! One of these days, I hope to exchange the brown shelves for white ones, but for now, they contain the books quite nicely! I keep thinking I'd like to continue downsizing my books, but after getting rid of nearly 500 of them, I find I'm reluctant to get rid of more. I do read a lot and often re-read books. Many of the books I have are used as reference for crafting, decorating or designing my tiny dream cottages. Then there are my old favorites... but the subject of favorite books will have to wait for another post one of these days!