Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Almost Home.

I love seeing houses with lights on in every room. It's so welcoming, especially for family coming home for Thanksgiving. Turn them all on tonight. I usually do this anyway in my small cottage on the main floor because I love the way it looks when I go out in the dark for Webster's last walk. via

Did you read about the 1640 Psalm book that sold yesterday at Sotheby's for $14.2 million dollars? The book was published in Cambridge, Mass., by the Puritan leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony just 20 years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth. It was the first book printed in America and it now holds the record for the most expensive book ever. It's small, 6"x5" so check your bookshelves. Story here.
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7 comments:

Sharon said...

I love having lights on too. In Autumn I purchase the amber bulbs for my lamps and they give off such warmth. Whenever my husband is out and won't be back until dark, I make sure that the lamps are on, drapes pulled back and something delicious baking in the oven.

That is quite the price for the Psalm book but such a treasure.

Anonymous said...

Oh, the lights. I love for them all to be on, too. Yes, yes, we all know to conserve energy but I like you like to look back into the house when out with Josie after dark . . . it's almost as if I am a stranger, a passerby being invited into a home that actually is mine!
Happy day before Thanksgiving.
Linda

dandelion twist said...

I to, love the seeing a warm glow coming from the windows of both loved ones and strangers - It's as though you can see the love glowing from within...

Happy Thanksgiving.

Kelly

Anonymous said...

I missed that sale! I just found it online - but it is not the most expensive book ever - that title goes to a handwritten Leonardo da Vinci notebook which sold for $30.8m in 1994. I believe.

The Queen Vee said...

I did read about the little Psalm book in the news a few days ago. I would check by book shelves but know I would only be disappointed not to find a copy amongst our books. I think it is an amazing little thing, amazing that is was published so soon after the Pilgrims arrival and amazing that it has survived.

I think a small cottage lit up at night is wonderful, I think a big house lit up at night is not nearly so wonderful. The painting is charming, along with the cottage I like the woman on the bike and the big star in the sky. You can tell she is anxious to get home to that warm inviting cottage.

BarbV said...

I love the 'Almost Home' cottage. I, too, love the warmth of lit windows at dusk. Do you know who the artist is and where one might get a print of it?

Love reading your blog!

Barbara

Content in a Cottage said...

I think this image is a photo from a book:
Mama Mu by Swedish illustrator Jujja Wieslander.
Maybe you can print one here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tweeling17/5927002631/sizes/l/in/photostream/
xo, Rosemary