But it is now time to come clean…
than my insatiable desire for lighting fixtures or
HANDSOME “PRACTICAL” storage options….
in particular…ones under $50….
PASSION for HOME DECOR etc books….
THERE…I SAID IT!
|my all time favorite
and Apparently I am not the only one who cannot get enough
of her favorite designers and Bloggers and Designer/Bloggers….
No matter that I write my own blog and have over 3000 pins on Pinterest
I want MORE eye candy…more INSPIRATION
A LITTLE of “how I did this…” and some
“what exactly is THAT?”
with a dash of “Recycled Chic” and a side order of…
I JUST LOVE home decor BOOKS!
especially if they happen to be written by my Design and Blogger friends…
….and I will have no shortage of books on my Christmas list…
well, that is
after I CHECK OFF THE LIST the ones I have already PRE-ORDERED…
….IN FACT yesterday I received my VERY first in a long line of anticipated releases…
NATHAN TURNER’s NEW BOOK!
I ADORE Nathan Turner and I am no less crazy about his NEW book.
as an aside…I think I am not alone when I
confess that sometimes, in my excitement to get to all the pretty pictures…
I skip PAST the TEXT in the Design book,
but not here….
In fact, as it turns out…Nathan’s book is as fun to read as it is to flip through….
NATHAN AND DAISY
I feel like Nathan is an old friend and his down to earth
“no frills” approach to LIFE…is the foundation of everything he touches.
How often have you decorated your table with some stuff you have just lying around?
I know I have…and Nathan agrees that it makes the experience just that much more personal.
You feel like you are visiting with an old college friend who just happened to make
it big as a decorator (no surprise to you – as he always had such good taste)…
and I found myself marking pages or passages I wanted to share with a friend
or recipes I want to try.
In short…I LOVE THIS BOOK.
and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves
good clean Americana
and nice people.
|Nathan’s dogs – DAISY AND NACHO|
Nathan’s book is the
only book in my “pre-orders” which has arrived, but there
are a number of books I am anxiously awaiting…
GET you pencil and paper or your smart phone notepad ready…
HERE ARE 4 MORE BOOKS – WRITTEN BY SOME OF MY
FAVORITE BLOG WRITERS!
….otherwise and probably better known as the….
“YOUNG HOUSE LOVE”
couple…have their first book coming out.
Talk about “down to earth”!
Sherry and John are two of the nicest people I have ever met…
Completely unaffected by all the hoopla surrounding their 5 million page hits a month…
and you always feel like it is YOU who they are speaking to…
and I am quite certain THEY are pinching themselves
at their good fortune….all won from a good honest days work and
their honest, OPEN, generous sharing of every inch of lives…
I have learned SO MUCH from this darling couple
and cannot wait to use their book so much I spill stuff on it!
next up…and ALSO from
ONE OF MY FAVORITE BLOGS
by ANA WHITE
and I cannot wait to start building!!!
First on my list is a
Dog Bed for Charlie!
When I need a NYC style and what is happening connection,
my first stop is ALWAYS…
Heather is as accessible as she is talented and has
been an incredible resource for me during my first year of blogging…
I cannot wait to get my hands on her new book!!!
NEXT IN MY LIST OF PRE-ORDERS
and written by another Virginia blogger….
INSPIRED YOU by MARIAN PARSONS
….as with the other books by blogger friends,
we have been on this journey with Marion…
the highs and the lows…
and it is so rewarding to SEE what she has shared with us this past year
come to fruition.
I HAVE BEEN ITCHING TO WRITE my own book, maybe it is time?
I have so many ideas…
What is your favorite GO TO HOME DECOR?DESIGN BOOK?
MORE DESIGNER WRITTEN BOOKS COMING OUT THIS FALL