Sandy’s Tuesday Midnight Post

Sitting-Room Decoration Dilemma Solved

I’ve got beautiful, elegant reddish-orange cushions for my red couch, but because the kitty-cat has invaded the sitting room, I can’t really leave the cushions on the couch for everyday use. But without cushions the couch looks rather bare and dreary. So, what to do?

I rummaged among my old stuff that’s all packed up, and got out our old caravan cushions from the 1970s. These are my all-time favourite cushions anyway: they’re round, they’ve got frills of sorts, and they’re covered with brown, orange and yellow little flowers. Very pretty. They’re my think-happy-thoughts cushions. 🙂 At first I wasn’t quite sure, whether they would actually fit into the overall decoration scheme of the sitting room, but in fact, they look lovely and lend the room a nice, casual atmosphere.

New Favourite Blog

While searching the web for red transferware today, I stumbled across a truly wonderful blog: Little Red House. For somebody who loves home decoration magazines as much as I do, Mary’s blog is a veritable treasure trove: she has decorated her house with antiques, family heirlooms, and thrift shop finds — and it’s sooooo pretty. No doubt I will visit her blog quite often in the future. 🙂

Speaking of red transferware: I’ve fallen in love with the Bristol series from Crown Ducal. Isn’t it pretty?

Tickling the Muse

Today I did some work on BETRAYAL (yay!) and elaborated some more on Georgina’s memories of Ash. Since the two of them meet face to face relatively late into the story, I have to balance this by emphasising their memories of each other. (I hope this actually works!)

The scene I was working on today is one of my favourites: Georgina is sitting at the window of the coachman’s house in the evening, when her son enters the room and sits down at her feet and leans his head against her knee. The scene is so poignant because it’s not the son she has raised, but the other twin, who has grown up in the stifling atmosphere of Ashburnham Place and hungers for love. It’s definitely an awwww-scene for me — and I hope that it will also be an awww-scene for my readers . 🙂

One thought on “Sandy’s Tuesday Midnight Post

  1. Mary

    Hi Sandy!

    Thanks so much for your very kind comments about my blog. Frankly, it always amazes me that anyone reads my blog at all; to find such sweet comments about it is icing on the cake. 🙂

    Ahh yes, red transferware — love, love, LOVE it! And silver gravy boats, and monogrammed flatware, and… well, you get the picture! My family think I’m nuts, but they have learned to ask “What dishes are we using tonight?” when they set the table. 🙂

    Have fun in your search for more dishes! I’m going to go out to see if I can find your novel to read. I love romance novels.


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