I wrote about the “history” of this bookshelf turned–
[In case you want to see her in her ugly beginning…]
Since I kinda have all the parties over with, that I had planned for awhile…
I decided to play with The Little Black Buffet again.
Now the buffet is a book nook corner.
And there is Domino. Ah, the Recession put her out of business.
As well as Cookie, another of my favorite mags.
I grab both when I see them at Goodwills.
Because I imagine that they will be valuable some day. And because I miss them so much.
They both had such an eclectic charm to them.
A clean white tablecloth.
This little cafe table belongs outside. But I`m enjoying her ever since I brought her in. She was way too sweet to freeze her skinny little iron legs in the snow, I thought.
The little basket has a glued chalkboard onto it. Because I am a chalkboard-monger.
The poster on the wall and the labels on the plants are all from Amazon. They just came in the mail last week. Here is a link for some great posters I found!
And no, I don`t get paid to recommend. I just love to share the love.
Amazon. Let`s just say I had a b-day gift card from the loving hus. I think he intended for me to buy books. I love books– but I was in the mood to buy house stuff.
So I did.
Well, now it`s my “reading area”.
The books in the basket, are 3 that I `m going to recommend.
Some of you said, “winter is getting long”. I thought a good book might be nice. 🙂
Here they are:
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. By: Patrick Lencioni
From the cover- it looks like a men`s book. It actually IS a recommend from my husband. We were at Barnes and Noble before Christmas and he had his nose just STUCK in THIS book he had randomly picked up. I made him happy by finally saying that I`ll meet up with him later.
When I came back to the bookstore, I sat in a chair far away, but facing him, and watched. He was UTTERLY ENGROSSED. I`m not even sure he ever saw me until I walked up to him.
That is how intently he reads.
Such a honeymoon we are living. Still.
Anyways- I read it too, later. It`s a very short book. If you like conversations between people (what else), and figuring out cool things about the way we relate to each other. You will love this book! Great for leaders of teams, families, classrooms etc.
In my mind I still mull over what I have learned…
The second one is: The Red Tent. by: Anita Diamont
It has been years since I was recommended this book by my friend, Terri. For some odd reason, I have read it over and over.
It is a fictional account of the Biblical story of Dinah, written from a non- Christian perspective.
I LOVED how this author made the Biblical characters seem REAL and ALIVE. I loved her descriptive writing. Wow, it`s just such a colorful story…
If you live nearby, you can have my copy. I just picked it up at a Goodwill and had to take it home, even though I already own this book.
And the last one is:
Safely Home. By: Randy Alcorn
I know a lot of you have already read it, because it is a popular book…
But– Well written! Tears in a moving way, not a sappy way! Life changing!
I love Randy Alcorn. He has a HEART from GOD, and he also happens to be a “good writer”– I despise poor writing from Christian authors.
A great place to “go vintage”,
pick up a book,
put on some soothing music from Pandora Radio,
(Micheal Buble is a great relaxing, vintage-y musical choice. That was a recommend from my hus as well.)
drink hot tea,
and enjoy the rest of winter. It`s slipping away.
That is, if I were to ever take up drinking tea.
I should, because it seems so refined…
The SSS (Super Simple Saver) for today…
SANNY YODER (who is my friend) :)–
Love the idea and keep `em coming!
“Ok, I don’t know if you consider this a “saver” or not, but I think it is the coolest trick ever.After you’ve diced onions or garlic and you’re worried that your hands will carry the odor for the next day, rub your hands on your stainless steel faucet. It’s the weirdest thing ever, but your hands will be odor-free!”