Thursday, January 21, 2010

Comfort is. . .


. . .a cozy place to curl up with a book while, outside, it rains and rains.


Books and fireplaces and big, soft chairs are the antidotes to cold and wet.


With a companion or without,


by lamplight or by firelight,


in a quiet corner or a wide open room,


grab your favorite throw, a big stack of books and stay inside for a while.


Record rainfall. Blizzard-like conditions in our local mountains. Flooding and mudslides. Even a funnel cloud or two. Treacherous driving conditions. High winds and intermittent hail. This is quite a storm we're having in Southern California. Don't worry about me though. I'll be working right here at home. And when my work is done, I'll be curled up with a book.
Have a safe and warm weekend.



Images via Southern Accents (1), Country Living (2, 6, 7), Better Homes & Gardens (3), House Beautiful (4), HGTV (5).

9 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Pictures #2, 5 or 6 are where I'd like to be on a cold, rainy {or snowy} day! Great pictures for some inspiration, Tracy!

laurelstreet said...

I am needing at lot more of #1 in my life. Love these pics!

the gardeners cottage said...

Hi Tracy,

You sure are right about all the rain and flooding. I'd love to stay warm inside today but off to work I go. Luckily it's only a mile away!

~janet

p.s. Love all those pictures and wishing I had a fireplace, the only thing lacking in my house.

Janet said...

Love the pics. Love the fireplaces with art above them, no TV's. They all look cozy. I think I going to break in my new fuzzy blanket and read too. Have a great weekend Tracy!

Struggler said...

Well said! This is why I don't think I would ever decorate my living room in all white shades; I'm too fond of having somewhere cozy to curl up when it's horrible outside.

Melanie said...

I am thinking that that sounds like a great plan to me. It has been raining in northern Kentucky and it is really dreary. Not been good for the mood:( Hoping for better weather for you and me:)

Happy weekend.

Melanie

pk @ Room Remix said...

Hi Tracy! Thanks for coming to visit. I was happy to see a post from you (especially with such great inspiration). Hopefully you're staying warm, dry and cozy. It's gloomy here today but the freezing rain has stopped at least. Enjoy the rest of your day...

soodie :: said...

top image please! anything with a library space and comfortable chairs. and add a fireplace.

and a wet bar...

Dear Lillie said...

Wow! What a wonderful post! Love your blog!