Wednesday, December 16, 2009

TIME FOR ELEVENSES


How does this look for a cozy place to break from the Holiday busy-ness with a mid-morning cup of tea? I don't remember what publication I tore this out from (bad blogger form) but I LOVE IT~ I believe it's in a London townhouse, if memory serves me correctly.  I have fond memories of reading the "Paddington" series of books as a kid and especially loved the idea of Paddington taking his "elevenses"  or mid-morning tea and snack with antique dealer and friend Mr. Gruber. This looks like as good a place as any for elevenses, don't you think?

24 comments:

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

I love this space!! I could so enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee and a good book here!!

Jacqueline said...

What a gorgeous room, Anne and, it does look quite English. The only thing that I would have to get rid of is the animal print fender around the fire. I can't bear (hehe) animal print !!!! But that's just my problem !! XXXX

La Petite Gallery said...

You are absolutly right. I could
sit there in a daze for Days on end. ha ha aha
No kidding I like it .
Is that an alter bench in front of the fire.? We better start praying for good weather.

Warm wishes, Etc etc,etc,

Yvonne

Christy said...

Absolutely! I agree. Tea, a book, and a fire - divine!

Kwana said...

What a perfect spot.

Karena said...

Cozy indeed, I love seeing a fireplace glowing with flames of warmth.

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

What a beautiful room, and, yes, I can picture Paddington and Mr. Gruber there!

QueenBeeSwain said...

you put it so lovely and perfectly- the ultimate spot for elevenses indeed!

kHm

MrsLittleJeans said...

Nothing like a mid morning tea can fix a gal's day, and if I could have one, I'd choose the room you have personally selected. : )

xx

Katie said...

Perfectly chic! Love it! And I could definitely go for a fire right about now!

Averill said...

Indeed it does! That fireplace is stunning.

Raru said...

If you change the tea with cup of cappuccino and I will be so happy :)
Thank you for sharing this.
Wish you great week :)

Hugs,Raru
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A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I am in shut-down mode as we head out to see that boy of ours so just wishing you a wonderful holiday dear Anne with your family this year.Wishing you the best christmas ever. XO

Shandell's said...

The fireplace is perfect for me. A wonderful glass of wine and a plate of fruit and chocolates.

Ivy Lane said...

Ahh... I can almost feel the warmth of that fire!! So serene!!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

we regularly read Paddington and yes, it is very fitting for elevenses!

Oliveaux said...

The perfect spot for a cup of tea this evening! Ax

Lisa said...

Warm & buttery, just the perfect place for a spot of tea!
Anne, I hope the holidays are treating you well. Have a very Merry Christmas!
xo Lisa

C.J. said...

lovely, soft, inviting room.

Kristin said...

That looks like the perfect spot to cozy up with a book and enjoy a morning latte. Sigh. Just beautiful!

Katherine Lee said...

I love love love it! We're getting a major snowstorm in Chicago tonight, and that scene looks wonderful to me right now. Thanks for the cozy!

xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

It looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Is there an Etsy drawing of this somewhere?!
Kirsten

animal print gal said...

Very warm and inviting! I love the leopard seat detail on front of the fireplace!

Carolyn Finn said...

I could not believe seeing this chair on your blog! It is one of my favorites. Several years ago I gave the photo to the design director of Hickory Chair hoping they would put it in their line. So far they have not.....but, it would be so perfect in a Living Room at right angles to a sofa.
Carolyn Finn
Carolyn Finn Interiors

 
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