Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Nesting



Come fall, I start getting the urge to curl up in our tiny den. The room is literally tiny -- about 10 x 12ft.; I've seen walk-in closets bigger. It's also dark -- pine wainscotting and a brown patterned wallpaper.


The sofa is down-filled, and covered in a paisley chenille in warm golds, reds and oranges. There is an orange knitted throw to warm me, and a brown leather ottoman to put up my feet.


There are two chairs, one covered in a brown damask,




the other a wing chair in cream velvet. Sitting in this room, with a good book and a cup of tea, is like retreating to a nest, or a burrow, or a womb.





It's warm, and enveloping, and comforting. Winds may be buffetting the leaves outside, and rain splattering the windows, but I feel oh-so-warm and cozy right here in my nest.

27 comments:

  1. Looks cozy! Room for one more??

    Love,
    Julie

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  2. And a beautiful nest it is!

    xo,
    Kim

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  3. I saw your link in a comment on "la maison douce", fench blog with lovely photographs... and I think your blog is also wonderful, celebrating cocooning anf family life in a sweet home ... I'll be back :o))(So said Rambo, is'nt it ??)
    Excuse my scolar english...

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  4. It DOES look very warm and cozy....
    Blessings,
    Robin

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  5. I don't think you would ever get me out of that room :-) I love the rooster lamp and the paisley sofa. Your den is a snugly haven.

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  6. Another charming, warm and cozy room -- just picture perfect for a cool, blustery day! Just think of books like "Wind in the Willows" or a favorite decor book and a good strong cup of tea! I just adore your home!

    Jan at Rosemary Cottage

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  7. Do I smell cookies baking in the oven? Warm cookie.. ..a cup of tea ...in a cozy room... doesn't get any better than that.... ahh ... there is no place like home

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  8. What a beautiful cozy room. The perfect little nest :-}

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  9. It looks like the perfect spot to curl up in once the winds get chilly. ~ hugs, Lynda xo

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  10. I know that feeling well! You almost wish for those windy, rainy and cold days to be in that nest. I notice you have a beautiful fox hunt print. I just showed four of my six which I dearly love.

    ~~ Heidi ~~

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  11. You have a beautiful home, and exquiste taste in everything. My house is a small one, so I've found this post inspiring.
    Thank you.

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  12. Ciao,Mary...
    your blog is always fantastic!!
    che tipo di scambi vuoi fare ??
    sei nei miei link.
    Marypoppins

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  13. ciao !!
    mi fa molt piacere essere nei tuoi link !!tu sei nei miei
    marypoppins

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  14. Well, Mary, you've feathered your nest very well. The decor is cozy, interesting and harmonious.
    Carrie

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  15. What a lovely little retreat indeed. I can just imagine how cozy it is wrapped up in a soft blanket reading a good book...and oh do I love that darling rooster lamp!

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  16. What a lovely cozy room! I can imagine curled up with a cup of tea and a good book there!
    Penny

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  17. Oh that does sound inviting! That reminds me, I need to pick up my wool throw from the cleaners:)

    Rhonda

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  18. Your den is just perfect Mary....so charming, warm and inviting.

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  19. What a cozy nest. It is a perfect spot to curl up and enjoy a good book. Linda

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  20. I've always loved looking at your little den. I still love the fact that you are so happy in the little house that your dad built.
    I hope you will take a look at my brand new, still in the construction mode blog when you have time. I am as nervous as a cat about it all and I'm not sure just why. A blog is about things you love and want to share with others...I've wanted to do it ever since you told me once that I should do a blog. Well, here I am! lol
    bj

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  21. That is a cozy room! I love it. I could almost feel myself sitting there as I was reading about it.

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  22. Could you please come over tomorrow and make my house all snuggly and warm and cozy like yours - instead of the echoing cavernous smelly cavern that it is?? Say around 10 am or make that 10:30 - I need a little extra time to air things out.

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  23. Wonderfully cozy room Mary! I started to feel sleepy and ready to curl up for a sweet nap just looking at the photo's. You've got such great style. Love it!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

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  24. Oh how cozy and beautiful your home is dear Mary!
    Your nest is welcoming and warm, just like you!

    I adore your furnishings and the little touches...your home is too lovely for mere words!!

    I would be so comfy there...

    Warm hugs,
    Sue

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  25. Now I know what is missing in our home...a womb!! We never planned a cozy, just the two of us...just me space. I need to sub-divide a room!!!

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  26. I can absolutely see why you are so cozied up in your little nest. It's perfect! I really, really like it a lot. The furniture, the patterns and colors, the wallpaper - it's perfect!!

    allie
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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