Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Padded Cell



Not just yet, but soon, we will flee the cocooning sanctity of our winter room. It never looks better than at night, as it was designed for evening use. The main fireplace is here. The television. There is a pass through window to the kitchen. We spend many dark hours cloistered away here reading, visiting, blogging, eating, peering into the animated electronic window to the surreal as it flickers past on the screen while a flickering fire answers from the other side. We are flanked by both the primitive and the progressive.




The space is simultaneously stimulating and restful. Books and magazines pile up no matter how we may relegate them elsewhere. And as I survey the contents of our haven the words "padded cell" come to me, and I laugh inwardly at the analogy. It many ways it does serve as soft insulation from the maddening planet. . . .




















My calendar says there's one more week until daylight savings begins. Here's to springing forward from the final week of winter darkness into March madness!
 Hope it's good!

Jacqueline


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30 comments:

Rebecca said...

I can't imagine a cozier place! So warm and inviting...

Anne said...

So important to have a quiet place.And inviting place especially when you are cooped up all winter.Your home is lovely just perfect.I too am ready for spring.More day light for this chick!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You SURE have a wonderful command of the written word - not to mention your wonderful talent for photography!

It was so nice a few days ago and today it is grey and snowing and blustery.

Back to my own cocoon I go......till we can spring forth once again.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Such a comfy room to read by the fire.

Do we really only have one week 'till we turn the clocks ahead?! I better finish up the "winter" projects.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline: Your room is dreamy and beautiful. Oh, that I could be locked up there!!!Judy

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Looks so cozy and comfortable! Lovely!

Deb said...

I am so tired right now and this room is calling to me. I'd love to close my eyes and be transported immediately. Hugs, Deb

Wild Oak Designs said...

Love the shots you took. So restful! And the throw on the sofa, you gave me an idea that I am going to try right now......Thanks for dreams...
Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh such a wonderful cozy and inviting place to be. I think I would cocoon in there forever. Hugs, Marty

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Oh~h~h...such a tranqil and restful place you have. My "weekend" kind of place. Late Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons for sure, dear friend! Lovely post!
Fondly,
Pat

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I love your padded cell! :)
Can't think of a prettier, cozier space to spend the evenings...
Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday...:)

Sharing Shadymont said...

Oh, you room looks so cozy and warm. I'd never want to leave it!

Sunshine Girl said...

What a gorgeous room! it looks so relaxing and inviting :)

Miss Gracie's House said...

Ohh...I love it! It looks so cozy...love all of the books...just right for a winter's evening!
Rene'

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So comfy looking and as always fantastic pictures:)

Olive Cooper said...

Your room is as far from a genuine padded cell as any ever. I worked patients who were in them. Your beautiful space is calming and I imagine it would have healed and soothed them.

Léa said...

Vos photos sont des rêves éveillés... C'est splendide. Léa (from Paris) <3

designchic said...

So warm and cozy...I'd never want to leave!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

It that is the cell...lock me up now! so cozy

jeanetteann said...

ooohhh it looks sooo cosy. We call ours our cocoon.
x jeanetteann

Jen said...

So beautiful and cozy. I love the idea of a winter room.

wendy said...

SO Sooooo pretty. Soft. Cozy.
I could totally seem me sitting there with a good book nestled on my knee and some chocolate mint tea. (my new find)
Love the stack of books!!!!
Very pretty !!! Love the photos on the wall.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It is lovely to have rooms that you use in particular seasons, your winter one looks so cosy.

Marlis said...

Your snuggery is fabulous. I love love how peaceful and tranquil the room looks. I can hear the roaring fire, the sweet smell of pinion, and the pages turn as you read your book, also can imagine wonderful conversations happening there. Yes, one more week before the time changes upends my life.. I do not handle this well. xo marlis

Custom Comforts said...

Jacqueline ~ your home looks so cozy and inviting as I have always imagined it would. Surrounded by such an array of lovely things must feel like heaven ~ Cindy

lynn said...

so soft and pretty! LOVE your sofa:)

Cindy said...

That looks like the coziest place in the world. I love all the stacks of books, and i totally love that little rectangle pillow on the sofa. Kinda cool to think about the wonderful primitive fire, across from the high tech tv...

Cindy

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This is such a wonderful room, J. Love the coziness, the light, and all the books. I could be more than happy there! xoxo

Jennelise said...

It looks very cozy! I love the rose artwork in the background!
Jennelise

Haworth said...

What a lovely cozy nest! A perfect place to spend the short days and long nights of winter.

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