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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Never Bring Home Colefax and Fowler...

At least not their book...  It always causes trouble.  Tessie and I both are fans of their work. 

Very British.  Very Beautiful...

I found this 45.00 book for  $3.20  this morning... Yup Goodwill again... I looked at this one when it was new, but didn't want to put out 45.00 for it.  Now I have it and it is going to cause all kinds of trouble...
The first thing that Tessie did was look for libraries with fireplaces...

You see, she announced this morning,"The observatory library needs a fireplace..."

I tried to get out of changing the plans by telling her that it wouldn't be practical.  All of that smoke would fog the lens on the telescope...

She has an answer for everything..."Two words. Electric fireplace.  No smoke.

That's four words, but I gave up on trying to reason with her.  It never works.

At least, if it electric, I won't have to build a chimney.  That's one good thing...

The next thing I knew, she erased the cabinet in the bottom of the drawing and replaced it with a rough sketch of a fireplace.

Looks like it's settled.  I am not wiring the building or building a fire.  Nope... Just logs.


I am still working on the walls.  I have the floor done.  Slate.  Maybe with a fancy rug.

I did leave room for possible plants around the base, outside. 

I scored two more trays and the movie was good.  Now I know I will have enough to finish.

Back to work.  But first I am going to hide Colefax and Fowler in the closet, where Tessie can't get at them.

See you tomorrow.

4 comments:

Elizabeth S said...

SCORE!!!! I love that design firm too! I was a BiG fan back in the 90's. What Beautiful work they did.
I think the "electric" fireplace in a room full of books sound HEAVENLY! Good for Tessie and her power of persuasion! :D

Skiddi said...

Hallo Casey !
Du hast einen wundervollen blog. Alles sehr lehrreich. Vielen Dank fürs zeigen.
Liebe Grüße
Skiddi

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
Don't hate me, but I must admit a library is not quite a library without a fireplace ;)
Big hug,
Giac

Caseymini said...

Giac, I'm in trouble now! Tessie is getting serious backing if you agree with her. I value your opinion. I'm with both of you though. A library needs a fireplace. Even if it is electric....