Back in May I started a series of posts documenting what lies on our huge bookshelves (do you see tom in the picture above? He's busy recording music in his music cupboard!).
A few lovely readers joined in too, and I thought it would be nice to bring the series back for the winter. So here is another shelf from our cabinet, this time containing things I got from my grandmother's house when we were having a clear out when she moved a few months ago. She had to give away quite a lot of books but luckily I rescued a few favourites that needed to be kept.
1 A photo of my grandmother on her 21st birthday, isn't she pretty?
2 Old Ladybird books
3 I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith - this was recommended to me by my grandmother and I remember reading it when I was younger and really enjoying it. It's now one of my favourite books.
4 Swallows & Amazons Series by Arthur Ransome. I loved these stories as a kid and as an adult I think the book covers are so beautiful, they definitely add to the books' charm. These copies belonged to my mother who passed away when I was a teenager. I hope to one day pass them down to someone who appreciates them as much as I do.
5 Painted stones. These were painted by my mum, there is quite a collection of bits and bobs she created. She was brilliant at art and hopefully I inherited a bit of her creativity too.
Would you like to contribute to the bookshelf series? If so just leave me a comment or email.