Saturday, April 16, 2016

Come Take A Look At My Little Nook - A to Z Challenge - The Letter N

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
April 2016
This month I will be participating in the “Blogging from A-Z Challenge” 
What is it?


Blogging every day.  It begins on April First with a topic themed on something with the letter A, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until I finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z.   The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day.



My Nook



There is a corner in my living room that I claim as my own.
An easy chair upholstered in a faded pattern of muted red and white roses sits in my corner.  We acquired the chair a dozen years ago at an auction.  The items included in that auction came from a group of model homes.
In the front of the chair is an ottoman with a fleur de lis pattern which matches the colors in the fabric of the chair. We bought that piece at a different auction, on a different day.
The view from my nook depends on which way my head is turned.
If I'm looking straight ahead, I see the TV.
If I turn my head slightly to the right, my gaze slips along the foyer and then follows through the door of the den where my eyes finally rest on the ceiling to floor front windows.  I can easily get lost in my thoughts watching the finches flying in and out of the red tipped photinia shrub.
Turning my head further to the right, I have a view of the front door skylight windows and I can see the top branches of our front yard tree.
To my left is the gas fireplace.  At eye level, I see the glass enclosed pit, stacked with phony logs.
If I tilt my head up slightly, I see the mantle.  I like the way I decorated the mantle.  It has several unusual and meaningful items.
Placed on either side of the mantle is a pair of large vintage brass swans.  They are probably circa 1960.  We got those at yet another auction.  I think we paid about $25 for both.  I recently saw the identical ones online. They were priced at $650 for the pair.
Hanging above the mantle is an oval mirror.  Carved into the walnut frame of the mirror is a pair of  swan heads.
In addition to randomly placed odd shaped pieces of coral, there is a glass jar filled with river and beach rocks picked up by Ross over many years.
Craning my neck to look over my shoulder to my right I see the shards of light filtering through the blinds.  I like sitting in my nook later in the afternoon because that’s when the sun shines there.


My nook is where I settle for writing, with my knees bent, my feet propped up on the ottoman and my laptop on, well where else, my lap of course. 


Do you have a special writing place?

18 comments:

  1. Lovely spot. I just write on my bed. Still trying to get it to fit me right. I need a tall table of some sort that'll swing in.

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    1. We have a den. Ross and I have a desk and each of us has an iMac with 21" screens. But I still prefer my laptop and my easy chair.

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  2. What a great nook! It looks so cozy and a perfect place to write :) (and perhaps catch a nap or two?)

    No special place to write since I don't consider myself a writer :)

    betty

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    1. Yes, I do find myself occasionally nodding off.
      Betty, you may not consider yourself a writer, but you are a great communicator who happens to do so with the written word. :)

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  3. What a cozy nook you have! Looks like a good place to write. I have a desk at the end of my living room. We brought in my desk and computer when Richard was sick and I needed to be close to him. We used to have a home office. It now houses a teenage boy; soon to be a Marine!

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    1. I suppose you have many memories when you are at your desk.
      A Marine, huh. Wow, congratulations to your grandson.

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  4. it's such a cozy nook. I have a little nook at home, a corner spot next to the window. Not so much in the hostel though. Great post!!

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    1. Thank you. I suppose if can find a spot where you feel most comfortable, it can be your own nook.

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  5. What a cozy place to write. I tend to settle in the corner of the "L" of our current sectional couch, but I am always desperately wanting to upgrade my writing space.

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    1. Just find yourself a corner, stick a comfy chair and or desk there and there you go.

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  6. I normally blog from my bed - for a bit of peace and quiet away from others but I love the look of your nook and those swans of yours are beautiful - I'm not surprised you saw them valued at hundreds of dollars.
    Pempi
    A Stormy Sidekick
    Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. I can understand wanting the peace and quiet. I've somehow learned how to turn off the noise from the TV, the hubby and even the dog.
      I was surprised at the value of the swans.

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  7. That's a lovely nook and it looks like you are a knitter! I love fellow yarntisans!

    @Kathleen01930
    Meet My Imaginary Friends
    #AtoZchallenge

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    1. I am a knitter. My nook is dual purpose :)

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  8. charming nook. My writing area is shared with my husband but I have some knick-knacks and an old typewriter for atmosphere. My "nook" for reading is my favorite - no tv, no computer, no electronics. Just books and comfy chair and sofa, and art works. Aaah, relaxing

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    1. It helps to have some of your things around to make it more of your own.
      I do have a spare room that I can retreat to if I want to be totally alone. Well,not totally, the dog would be very upset if he couldn't be right next to me.

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  9. My writing desk is in our sunroom. It's facing the windows that look out on our side yard, but I keep the curtains closed because bright light hurts my eyes. The rest of that room is a mess of toys, a small couch that belonged to my grandmother and a rowing machine I don't use enough.

    Yours looks both elegant and cozy.

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    1. Well, I don't know about elegant, but it is cozy. When the weather is warmer I like to retreat to my sunroom too. Ours doubles as storage for our bikes.

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