Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Scene of the Blog Featuring Marie of Daisy's Book Journal!

This week my guest here on Scene of the Blog is Marie of Manitoba, Canada. Her blog, Daisy's Book Journal, is a perfect blend of photography, crafts and books.

Right now flooding is a very serious threat where Marie lives, and she's been keeping us updated on that, but there's also an eclectic mix of books and a craft or two as well so we can all become better acquainted with this book blogger.

If you've never visited Daisy's Book Journal, I certainly hope you take this opportunity to do so. Check out all the content, and say hello to Marie while you're there. You'll be glad you did!

I thought I'd stick in my usual note about the photos. If you'd like to see any of them in a larger size, all you have to do is click on them. They'll open in a new window so you won't lose your place here. Now let's see Marie's creative spaces!

Marie's desk area
This is where I do all of my blogging.  I just cleaned up the desk a few days ago and purposely didn't straighten it up before taking the photo, since this is normally how it looks.  The books are to-be-reviewed books as well as books recently acquired either in the mail or by purchase.  The only thing that's missing is my camera, which normally sits on the corner of the desk within easy reach.  
My favourite item by far in this photo is my desk chair.  Of course, I couldn't blog without my computer, but it just wouldn't be the same without my beloved old wooden chair.  I've had it going on 30 years.  My husband has offered to buy me a new modern office one that's padded several times because he doesn't believe this one is comfortable.  But it's truly the most comfortable chair I've ever sat in.   It's the perfect shape and height for me.  I may go through many computers in the coming years, but I'll never give up my chair.  

Marie's favorite reading chair

This is a favourite reading place.  Right now, I can't show you it in its natural environment because  we are renovating the living room (hence the wood behind the chair, the bare wall outlet and partially painted wall behind it that needs three more coats.)  It currently gets pushed into various corners, so it's not in the way.  Besides being in the wrong place and without its side table, it mostly looks like it always does...with my fuzzy reading wrap, current read and pen and paper for taking notes.

A bookcase for review books

This particular shelf is for review books, recent purchases and other books I'd like to get to sooner rather than later.   I have several more bookcases with books I'd love to read one day.  Too many books, too little time.

One of Marie's favorite reading spots
I love reading in the tub.  It's best for paperbacks, though.  I usually just read one book at a time, but if my current read is a hardcover and I feel like taking a long relaxing bath to read, I'll pick up a paperback  to start in the tub.
Wow-- that definitely is a tub to relax in! I can see why it's a favorite reading spot. A few years ago I bought a gift for a dear friend who loves to read and soak in her tub. It's a frame that sits across the tub, and (among other things) it holds a book at the perfect reading angle and a glass of wine well within reach. Very decadent!
I can see why Marie usually has her camera on her desk-- she's got two wonderful windows there to look out of. I love how her entire house is filled with light.
Thank you for letting us have this glimpse into your home and your creative spaces, Marie. We certainly appreciate it!
Stop by next Wednesday to see the creative spaces of yet another member of our book blogging community!


  1. that bath tup and its light air-looking setting are to die for - I am VERY jealous

  2. oops - meant tub - envy made my fingers stop working properly :)

  3. I love all the windows! Wow. I'm not much of a bath taker, but I totally appreciate the beauty of that space.

  4. I love your blogging spot, Marie. There seems to be so much space around it as opposed to mine where it's wall-to-wall furniture!

    Love this feature, Cathy!

  5. What a great bathtub! Looks perfect for relaxing and reading.

  6. Thanks everyone. The natural light in this house was one of the reasons we bought it two years ago. Every room is quite bright and airy feeling.

  7. I love the colors you've chosen and the fact that you don't cover the windows with draperies. I prefer natural light and being able to see the view myself. Thank you for showing us your space.

  8. I have been a follower of Marie's blog for quite some time now and being able to have a sneak peek into her blogging space is great. Thanks for sharing Marie :)

  9. I love Marie's blog. So cool to get a glimpse of where she does her creative work. Love, love, love the bathtub!!

  10. I love her space and I'm glad to see someone else's "sooner rather than later" pile is as big as mine.

  11. Great place, Marie! That wooden chair doesn't look comfy at all, I agree with your husband. The bath looks very nice. I also start a new paperback for bath reading if I don't have one on the go. I'm trying not to take library books in the bath with me, but sometimes I just have to know how it continues...

    Oh, and your house, I think we've seen some Xmas tree creations from you before. It's a wonderful house.

  12. I'm jealous of your comfy wooden chair! If something fits you right and it works for you then you should definitely stick with it. :)

    I'm always scared of dropping books into the bath tub, so I only take those that are already beaten up, that way I won't feel bad if they get damaged.

  13. Thanks for sharing your bright and lovely space. I have one of those read soon bookcases too but it's not working. Now I've added baskets to hold the overflow.

  14. Thanks for all of the kind comments! The tub/bathroom area is also one of the reasons we bought the house. We are going to be redoing that bathroom soon and the tub might be replaced. Eek! If not, it's going to need some work.

    We are just being to put blinds on some of the windows, even though we really don't need them. Neighbours are far enough away and there are lots of trees between us.

    Barbara, Thanks for your comment regarding the colours. We are enjoying them too. When we moved in, most of the rooms were painted yellow. Strangely, though, a different yellow for each room.

    It really nice to see some of my regular followers here!!! *waves*

  15. Very nice and who wouldn't love that bathtub? Seriously. And I totally understand about the chair. We recently gave away my office chair and I'm afraid I'm going to never find one that suits me as well. Enjoyed seeing your space, Marie.

  16. I've been a fan of Marie's for quite some time now. Love seeing her place. Thanks.

  17. I love your favorite reading chair - that pattern is awesome! And I've always wanted a claw foot tub like that. Thanks for sharing your space with us :)

  18. awesome! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has lots of book shelves, and one dedicated to review books and those that need to be read sooner rather than later :)

    also, I <3 scene of the blog!!

  19. Thanks again. My reading chair is really comfortable and I love the pattern, too.

    I'm really glad everyone is enjoying the tub shot. It's a great relaxing atmosphere for reading.

    I <3 Scene of the Blog, too!

  20. Cathy, I see, It's Marie's reading chair that I covet. Lovely, it looks just right with arm rests.

  21. Jeanne-- Yes, I host a guest each week who graciously takes us on a small tour of her/his home. I must admit that I covet Marie's chair, too.


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