Being married to a carpenter is sometimes totally magical. You come home one day and new things have materialized in your life! (Don't get me wrong, being married to a carpenter can totally suck when you just want to get something DONE, and homeboy is being a perfectionist.) But sometimes it. is. awesome. This past week was one of those times. Wanna see what he just knocked together in his spare time?
Fred made this bookshelf specially to hold our children's books collection. Yes, I realize we haven't actually procreated yet. But we both have a soft spot in our hearts for the formative literature of our childhoods. Put those well-loved tomes together with a bunch of books inherited from Fred's wonderful grandmother, and suddenly you can fill a bookshelf. Want to see some of the vintage gems?
Yeah, that's right, we inherited a bunch of Black Stallion books. "The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt?" Yes, I know you're jealous, and yes, you can borrow it. The other side looks like this:
Vintage Anne of Green Gables? Love it! I was ecstatic to see some Frances Hodgson Burnett books in the hand-me-down box, they were always my favorite when I was a little girl and these copies are lovely, lovely bookery, circa 1918.
The window in the nook looks directly out onto our flowering cherry tree, so I immediately wanted a good spot to sit in there. Although we're still working on the perfect cushion solution, we used an extra couch cushion and a few others we had lying around to make a little nest.
Wanna check out the view?
Beautiful! So there you have it, the brand new book nookie. Doesn't it just make you want to curl up and read? Pretty sure I'm about to have some good quality time just the cherry blossoms, Anne of Green Gables, and me.