Wednesday, March 30, 2011

♥ "all that is gold does not glitter. not all those who wander are lost." ~jrr tolkien

in case i may have fooled you into thinking i was at all cool, think again.
nick has recently begun reading me the hobbit for a few minutes each
night before we fall asleep, and i must say- it is quite magical.

i am not sure if it's the way nick reads it, with his voice rising and falling
with the up and down patterns of the words, or tolkien's easeful
way of storytelling that quietly draws you into a scene until it is as if
you are standing in the warm comfort a hobbit hole, rather
than in your own bedroom-- or both-- but i have been thoroughly
enjoying myself and cannot wait for the two-part film, which
has just started production in new zealand this month!

ok, i'll admit it- i am a nerd.
but seriously, wouldn't you love to live in a
hobbit-inspired home like this one?

graphic designer and photographer, scott dale & his wife built this
eco-friendly home in the woods with the help of neighbors and a little
bit of luck. without a set plan on how to construct the sustainable structure,
the building process came along very organically and probably not unlike
the way mr. bilbo baggins himself would have built his home in the shire!
forget yesterday's post about cozy nooks, this entire home
is the ultimate cozy cove.

8 ♥ love notes.:

  1. I love all things Tolkien! That house = incredible.

    And how wonderful to be read to sleep each night. Magic ♥

  2. Oh what a wonderful post!!! Your blog is so lovely!!

  3. this is one of my favorite books! and that first image, sean bought me the edition of The Hobbit with that cover when we first started dating :)

  4. one of my favorite books too! and I would totally live in in a hobbit home. SUPER cool! :)

  5. I really need to read The Hobbit. And Tolkien in general. I've only seen the Lord of the Rings movies. Love them, but I have a feeling they're those kind of stories that you appreciate much more fully in the written word.

    I've always loved the way they brought Middle Earth to life. I love the Art Nouveau influence throughout.

  6. My life wouldn't be the same without Tolkien. Have you ever read his poems?
    They are amazing.
    Your blog is alwayas a nice surprise: it cheers me up. THanks =D
    Sara C.

  7. That is so cute that he's reading it to you!! I read The Hobbit as a kid & I loved imagining what every scene looked like...

  8. I LOVED the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings as a kids (and a grown-up). I was one of those people that totally showed up for the midnight showing of the movies, too. Oh jeez, now you all know. IT'S PUBLIC. Anyway - enjoy the reading, and being read to - it is such a warm experience!


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