Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hello my name is Anna and I am a bookaholic....

Especially when it comes to the French variety, ie: books about all that is French!


Last month I posted a long list of books on my wishlist and I wanted to share my latest additions to my beloved library.


The above book wasn't on my list but when I saw it on sale I HAD to have it. Now to be perfectly honest I'm not the worlds greatest cook nor would I ever claim to be (I'll leave that title for my mum and sisters), and I most likely will never attempt any of the complicated recipes, although they do look positively mouth watering. I fell in love with this book for the stunning photography inside and - well - haha (blush) - the blue cover and intricate spine makes this book a perfect accent to display in my provincial inspired kitchen LOL. It's truly the most beautiful recipe book I've ever seen.


Having said all that if there are any of you gourmet chefs out there looking for the challenge of perfecting some ancient authentic French recipes, this book will become your new bible :)



Another recent purchase was this exquisite book offering an extended look into ways to decorate with quirky and whimiscal flea market finds, heirlooms and general accents.


I love the first paragraph from the preface - Objects play special roles in every home; their presence creates an atmosphere and a state of mind. Objects tell the private story of an interior; they reflect the personalities and sensibilities of the people who live there. A home without objects would be a place without a soul, devoid of meaning or emotion. - So true!


This book I highly recommend to people who love collecting or creating vignettes. It's full of earthy tones and plenty of white and patina. I love it, it's the kind of book you can peruse over and over again and still find amazing sites you hadn't seen before.
Note: The cover above is the American/British version. Aussie's look out for the cover below.




8 comments:

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

12 Steps Book Addictions: Just let it go and buy 12 more!!!

Alex said...

Love the Timeless Objects books...the more the merrier! Great site.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i'm a book-aholic too...i'm a sucker for a pretty cover. such great decor accessories!
xo

A-M said...

Oh fellow bookaholic.....I have just purchased heaps of interior books for my shop which I never intended to sell.... ALL MINE! Will share when they arrive. I will keep an eye out for the French beauty. A-M xx

lily-g said...

Im mad about books too infact I have all three! I purchased lots of new ones too for the shop visit a website called www.taltrade.com.au you should be able to buy them wholesale as a decorator, happy browsing x

pinkstilettos said...

Hey Anna- I'm Daisy and I am in the same boat as you. I'm addicted to books as well but that's alright!

AnastasiaC said...

im the same too haha..but there is nothing like a new book oh and fresh magazines too...

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Ok, you've listed all my addictions, books, site seeing houses and shopping. I love the cottage post you featured and another French Book to check out. Thanks for all the inspirational places, T