— But you will be ready to say, what was your hope in doing this? — What did you look forward to? — To any thing, every thing — to time, chance, circumstances, slow effects, sudden bursts, perserverance and weariness ... Every possibility of good was before me, and the first of blessings secured ... — from Emma, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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March 1, 2011

Restoring




I've held off as long as I can, but the library, incomprehensibly, wants this beautiful book back. Sometimes it's words, and sometimes it's reading a picture, than restores a little bit of ourselves to ourselves. I am not consistently orderly enough for a kitchen like this, but a person who loves cookbooks and food writing could easily imagine herself studying a new recipe -- maybe from Kitchen Essays? -- here.

Image from Restoring a House in the City, by Ingrid Abramovitch. Dewey Decimal number 728.312, just so I can easily find it again. :)

3 comments:

Karenlibrarian said...

I'm jealous. Why doesn't my kitchen EVER look this good? Maybe because I don't have a photo stylist??

I'm putting this book on hold at the library NOW. Then I'm going to clean my kitchen and buy flowers.

Bellezza said...

Oh, such a lovely picture...what an atmosphere it evokes! Silly libraries, they always want their books back. Drives me crazy!

I'll keep this particular one in mind, though, as I know my mother and aunt would love this as much as you/I do.

Bellezza said...

p.s. I have Remarkable Creatures waiting for me, too. We'll have to talk when we finish it; I've only heard outstanding things. For what that's worth. ;)

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