Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Forgive me Father.....for I have sinned!!"

....and it seems my transgression could just well be......dare I say it.....unforgivable!! Well it just could be....that is, of course, if you are a lover of books.....a bibliophile!! A person who regards books, any book, a sacred published document which should remain in it's binding and sit in a bookshelf and collect dust for all eternity! I could quite possibly be burnt at the stake for my wrongdoing!
 
And what iniquitous error have I committed......I hear you ask? Well........I have taken a beautiful botanical book from one of my burgeoning bookcases, dusted off the cobwebs and ripped out (ever so carefully of course) every single page,


 and......... 
 
 
 ......adhered all the pages to the walls of my hallway. "Oh no!" I hear you bibliophiles utter in a strangled gasp! That's right! I have glued, page by page, my beautifully illustrated "Flowers of the World" gardening book, (a book I might add, that I have poured over many times) to what was once rather drab walls of a rather drab thoroughfare!
 
 
I must say that defacing a book in such a manner is not my usual behaviour. Indeed the act of ripping pages from a book is an aberration from my usual treatment of these objects of knowledge. I love books. I am the gal that looks murderously at anyone who should so much as dog-ear the corner of a book.
 

One of my pleasurable pursuits in life is to read. Ever since I was a little girl it has been my passion to collect books on all manner of subjects. Indeed there are bookcases and cabinets in every room of our house, filled with many a splendid book bearing witness to my bookish addiction. Seeing a wall lined from floor to ceiling with beautifully bound books makes me happy.
 
 
It's just that I thought my hall would look rather spiffy lined with beautiful pictures of botanical life! After all what is a gal to do when she can't find the right wallpaper?
 
Not only is my hallway now light, bright and colourful, everyone who enters our humble abode, can now be enlightened on all things botanical (and I might add, learn Latin as a second language) as they stroll down my hall.....starting from the 'Abutilon Megapotamicum' which in everyday gardener's term is a Trailing Abutilon right down to the very last plant... the beautiful Zinnia!
 
Surely in these extenuating circumstances I can be forgiven.......can't I?
 

12 comments:

  1. Woohoo.

    Doing a happy dance.

    Love your blog.

    Allanah

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    1. Thank you Allanah!
      I'm twirling and swirling around in a merry dance myself!
      Kim

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  2. another idea of yours that has come to fruition and looks amazing

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    1. Thanks Pip.....so many ideas, so little time.

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  3. It is a 'living' book now. I just love books, too.

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    1. What an insightful observation, Cheryl. I hadn't thought of my hall as a 'living' book before, but yes, it is! And...you love books as well, wonderful!!

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  4. I love your lovely home!! The book pages is a great idea. You sound so much like my daughter. She has well over 2000 books and counting!

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    1. Thank you Vicki!! Your daughter sounds like a kindred spirit. I once read "an hour spent with a book is an hour spent with a friend". Reading books opens up the world......and maketh a room!!

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  6. Your hallway and the room beyond look wonderful! Good on you for being so brave....

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    1. Thank you Karen......I must admit I am in love with my hallway....it's so sunny and bright and cheery!!

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  7. Hi! Came across your blog while searching for quilting ideas with hexagons (I bought a set of plastic hexie templates this week). So happy to find you... you are absolutely inspiring. I just love what you did to your passage way!. I shall be back! :). Have a super weekend.

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