this past sunday i allowed myself the pleasure of spending some time in a beautiful independent bookstore cafe in soho. i ordered a pot of tea, gathered up my favorite magazines, a travel writing of a woman falling in love in tuscany, and, funny to see the book 'petite anglaise' here after browsing her blog.
i picked up vanity fair magazine only because the cover with a.j was so striking. i guess that's the point. in her interview she said something that i thought was interesting. '...figure out who i am and try to enhance my individual personality and not get in the way of it.'
i suppose this struck me because of a few things that i've been thinking on...
as my new year's wish list for 2008 i wished for, among other things:
1. a sweet home
as an adult, i've made some great efforts to put myself back together again after a somewhat difficult childhood. i like so much the way i'm going, though it has been a long road. ...but a living space that is comfortable and beautiful, still elludes me. this morning i was thinking, what's the block, and how long until i can get there?
to be honest, there is much that is beautiful that fills my days, and my mind, and my heart. i am grateful for these gifts. so i hope that i am not mistaken when i encourage myself to continue, because so much beauty has come into my life. and as my heart and mind are changing in wonderful ways, a space where i feel at home is on it's way.
so while i am 'figuring out who i am, endeavoring to enhance my individual personality... and if, i can get out of the way...' i so much adore and want for my home a 'shabby chic' style like this one. (click and make it big so you can really get the feel of all the softness and fluffiness:)
this one created by miss rachel ashwell has within it so much of the stuff i love... soft colours, fluffy comfortable fabrics, and it's simply pretty...
as i am figuring out who i am...
some things are simply clear. i think this quote by c.s. lewis captures my love of tea and books... 'you can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.'
hope you're feeling good today.