Friday, June 26, 2009

The Mail Man

The mail man was a very good boy yesterday. He brought me a package from Amazon. Inside were two books I had been waiting for. Is there anything better than turning the pages of a brand new book?

picture from Style court

I saw Zoologique on Style Court and knew I had to have it.
I loved the big, bold drawings and bright colors.
It is a giant over sized book and is even better in person.

picture from Style court

I may take a couple of pages out to hang in Butterball's room.
Maybe paint a whimsical frame on a canvas and then decoupage the print inside. Each page would be on it's own canvas hung side by side. Just a thought.

Of course I had to get my own copy of Downtown Chic.
This is a must for your collection of decorating books. I love how they mix thrift store finds with fine furnishings and also make their homes livable for their 6 kids. This is one I will look at again and again.

Lucky me, I have a dear friend in Nashville and an Aunt in Mississippi who send me lists of good books to read. Right now I am reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I am really enjoying it and can't wait to see what happens.

And my favorite, The Help by by Kathryn Stockett. I loved, loved, loved this book. In a nut shell it is about the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the 60's. But it also about so much more. I wonder if I liked it so much because growing up on the south I could recognize so many of the characters in the book. I know people like that today. The good and the bad. I wonder if it has the same meaning to readers who didn't grow up in Dixie. Has anyone else read it? Have you read a great book lately?

Grab a good book and have a great weekend!


  1. Oh my, i forgot to send you back your copy of The Help- could've sent it with B. Loved it!! And when I saw that book on Style Court, I wanted it, but is everyone here too grown up?! Don't you know my girls would love that book?! LOVED the Guernsey book- very entertaining, I thought. Oh, and Sissy, aren't you clever about your canvases for L's room?! Great idea- you have to do it. Then please take a picture and post it.

  2. Oh, I totally want to read "Downtown Chic"! Thanks for the rec! I recently read "The Likeness" by Tana French. If you love mysteries, I definitely recommend it!

  3. I loved The Help.... of course I am no help to your question bc I am from Alabama. Such a great book and I am in my 20's so I did not live through this time but I appreciated everything about it! I feel like there are still a lot of southern women like these ladies ;)

  4. I love when the mail man has packages for me!

    I'll have to get that Downtown Chic book- I've just been putting it off. OK- off to go buy it at Amazon and I'm sure a bunch others :)

  5. receiving a new book is like christmas morning..again and again.. love it... hope you are enjoying your weekend! pam


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