I thought today it would be fun to take a little tour. The last time I shared pictures of the sunroom/conservatory, it was being finished, but not lived in. Now it’s been worn in a little–geraniums, having survived the winter inside, are flowering and peeking out the windows–I want to play outside, I want to play outside–they’re like little kids. My favorite reading chair with the fur I cuddle up in. Our cigars, pipe tobacco, and books. And the heater that kept it toasty all through the bitter cold days of winter. It is an absolutely lovely creative space that has refreshed my soul through the “darkest” days. Now, things are starting to green and grow in the back garden–tulips and hyacinth making their way up slowly.
And THE book, Emily Dickinson’s Herbarium (detailed post later)–I find it ironic that in the era of the Kindle and cheap books, My wish list contains a hand full that equal about $1,000 combined. But you know, if they’re all like this one, they’re worth every penny.
And last, a few days ago my son asked to have the old maple desk taken out of his room so he’d have more space. We brought it upstairs while we decided its fate. My husband said, Get rid of it! But I thought differently. I decided to sand it, paint it black, then distress it to match my piano. Essentially, I made my music room into an office. I can’t tell you how much I love the change. All my favorite reference books, my piano, my piano books, and my favorite stained glass window (you may remember it from a few years ago). It inspires me.
Now I’m going to find or make a short but long book shelf to go on the other side of the room and house all my favorite reading books. Here are some pictures of the room and desk (finished yesterday).
Did you know Emily Dickinson played piano?