As some of you may know, I am writing a book. Well actually two
books. One is a children's book and the other is a novel. It may be
a bit of a stretch to start two at the same time but I am forging ahead
with both projects. I am working on the illustrations for the
children's book in my studio, but I am writing the novel at the
desk in our bedroom. So … that's where I have often been eating
my lunch these days, right here so I don't loose my train of thought.
There is a picture of me with my Grandma Nena and also one
of my first Yorkie named Bitterman on the desktop. The desk
chair belonged to my Daddy when he was a young boy. I often
picture him doing his school work while sitting in this chair.
I set up my lunch at my desk on my old Laura Ashley blotter. I must
tell you that back in the day, I was a huge Laura Ashley fan. Before I
was married my whole bedroom in my apartment was decorated in
Laura Ashley prints. Now I think my Rose Chintz looks so pretty on
top of this vintage desk blotter.
Just a few feet away is this Comb-Back Windsor Writing Armchair
from the William H. James Company in Denmark, Maine. It
belonged to my Mother-in-Law. David and I were so happy to learn
that we inherited it because it is something we both love. The chair
sits in the corner by a window looking out to the backyard.
When we received the chair, I looked inside the drawer and found
this brochure from the manufacturer.
It's an additional treasure and I am so glad that Leila saved it and
kept it with the chair.
This is a very vintage spice cabinet on the wall just above the
Windsor chair. This spice cabinet was handmade by my
Great Uncle Frank who was a master cabinet maker. It was
made for my Grandmother who passed it down to my Mom who
then passed it down to me. I love it. Such a treasure.
This room is full of pieces that were lovingly passed down
to us from both David's family and my own. As I write every
day I think of all of those loved ones and hope that I will be
an honor to their memory.
Did I tell you that Bentley is the featured character of
my children's book? He is very excited about it!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley