Aaaaaaand that was really just an aside and an introduction. Because now I'm going to start a little trend in my blog posts for awhile. Or at least until I forget or lose interest.
I don't really have anything else to call them, and they generally end up being in corners. I suppose we could call them Steves or Rogers, but that's just not catching on with me. Too bad. But what ARE they, you ask? Well, bless me if I haven't gone and left out the whole point! (name that quote)
Corners are the little nooks and crannies and surfaces and tabletops in a house that make it a home. They are small, sometimes cluttered, sometimes not, but always full of pretty, precious, meaningful things. I keep several of these little specimens about, because--you guessed it--they make me happy. So Corner The First ::
Corner The First is a tabletop, and the largest Corner I have. It contains many of my favorite books, some books that aren't my favorite, but look nice, and various other sundry items that I decided hace juego [[remember? Spanish :: go well]] together. Clockwise, from top left corner ::
- Hurricane lamp with Button Collection in the base (squeeeee!)
- Last Train to Paradise a book on Flagler, exceedingly interesting, not necessarily my favorite, but very interesting as worldview analysis goes.
- The Chronicles of Narnia all in one big gigantic AMAZING tome! This is not the only Narnia set I own, but it is a nice hefty one. Narnia definitely vies for first place in my favorites list.
- The Oxford Book of English Verse besides being awesome, it is also about 60 years old. So this doubles as a Favorite Book, and an Old Thing. Can you beat it???
- The Railway Children possibly my favorite book from childhood, up against Beatrix Potter. The fantastic writing style full of humor and fun and English-ness, without the pagan just-a-little-off-ness of Peter Pan. FANTASTIC book. I adore it.
- Letters from a Soviet Prison Camp need I say more??
- The Four Adventures of Richard Hannay also in the favorites list. A. Mazing. Book. Books, rather, as there are four. Go read them, but be ye warned :: they will consume your every waking minute for about two weeks solid.
- The Scarlet Pimpernel is aaalso in the favorites list, of course. Methinks I have more favorites than non-favorites, yes? Brill book, absolutely marvelous. Read it too.
- A scent-reed-diffuser thingy masquerading as a book end. Shhh!
- The Latest Doily I've made, a sunflower-themed one.
- A largish Seashell holding bobby pins, hairbands, and usually my ring (you can't see it, but the guitar is to the right, and my rings get deposited in the shell whenever I go to play it or Allemande)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream a book I keep only because it's Shakespeare, and I love Shakespeare, and because of the mini-play at the end, which cracks. Me. Up. Without fail. I have most of it memorized.
- Julius Caeser a book I keep because of the speeches. :)
*Big Yawn* I do NOT <3 Daylight Savings.
*Big Thank You* to everyone who's liked my pictures. I'm no photographer and I know it, and I just started when I started this *gasp* BLOG but I enjoy it immensely. So thanks so much y'all!
*Big Wave* Goodbye, goodnight!
AMZi x x x x x