Big snow is a-coming this weekend! Well, maybe. The meteorologists cannot decide whether we are in for 2.5″ or 23.5″…no joke! Regardless of the outcome, this wait-and-see situation has me dreaming of snuggling on the sofa with my beasties, a good book (or three), and a bottomless supply of warm beverages. With that in mind, I’ve curated a handful of cozy, bookish items for this Snowbound Edition of Shopping for the Bookworm. Enjoy!
Quick! A blizzard’s on the way, let’s gather some essential bluestocking supplies!
A fragrant, on-theme candle:
Antique Books Candle by Werther & Gray. $19.00.
Fingerless Gloves by Gasspedals. $33.15.
Loose leaf tea:
Victorian Earl Grey
Chai Spice with Assam
Tea by Mary Cassatt, 1880. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Decadent hot chocolate:
Jacques Torres Wicked Hot Chocolate
Where the Wild Things Are Socks at Out of Print Clothing. $10.00.
An enveloping infinity scarf:
Chunky Infinity Scarf by Picton Elizabeth. $30.00.
A soft, classic blanket:
Pendleton National Park Motor Robe in Badlands Olive. $99.50.
Eight timeless books:
The Outermost House by Henry Beston
The Mystery of Everett Ruess by W.L. Rusho
Life in a Medieval Castle by Joseph Gies and Frances Gies
Ansel Adams: An Autobiography by Ansel Adams
My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: The Life of Emily Dickinson by Alfred Habegger
Lulu in Hollywood by Louise Brooks
The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
And a few other ideas:
*Special treats for your furry friend(s)*
*Extra-thick moisturizer or lotion*
*A bottle of bubbly to shake up the hot drink monotony*
Advert for Debray Champagne by Pierre Bonnard, 1891.
*Homemade gingerbread cake* (I use the recipe from A Christmas Carol Cookbook)
What are your snowstorm essentials? Share them in the comment section!
“Well, I know now. I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person.”–Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath