I have officially given up in my war waged against sand in the house. It has been my dream to live in a beach house, and the reality of that lifestyle is a house filled with sand. The dogs swim happily in the sea every day, roll in the sand, and meander back to the house to lay haphazardly on the tiles until night, when they come and lay protectively by my bed. In the morning I step out of the bed directly into my delicious Ruby and Ed slippers and avoid the endless dusty feet.
Mrs. Tittlemouse is a “most terribly tidy little mouse always sweeping and dusting the soft sandy floors”. In my dreams I am also a most tidy little mouse, but sometimes by day I am fed up, give up and just let the sand settle.
However, where dinner parties are concerned, one should never lower standards …. for my centrepiece this week I used the most wonderful library of Beatrix Potter books as my inspiration. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to do something similar for a baby shower or book club meet?
I used the Beatrix Potter collection as almost everyone has some childhood memories of these quaint little books. I know I loved them. However when my son was younger (he’s 7 now), I read Appley Dappley’s Nursery rhymes to him, most excitedly, and unfortunately it proved terrifying as a bedtime story for him and he had many nightmares about the little black rabbit, oooops! Tap, tap tappit!
That aside, there are plenty of other series of books that equally could be used – the key element is symmetry and colour coordination.
And so kind lady-mouses and dear gentle-frogs, without further ado, I present to you some delightful ideas from my bookie-wook table centrepiece. Please enjoy and share xx.
With love to all my wonderful readers xx