|(The books on the shelf are all by authors who visited Rawlings at her Florida home - including Robert Frost, Zora Neale Hurston, Margaret Mithcell, and Thornton Wilder!)|
...to the tiny kitchen showcasing cast iron, fresh eggs, and home-canned produce.
Nature collections in baskets on the porch included treasures ranging from antlers and gourds, to wasp nests and a turtle shell, to pinecones and sea shells. I even spotted a found nest tucked in a berry basket up on a shelf!
Fresh flowers, picked from the property, adorned every room.
“I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to.”
- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
I have more to say about this... about creating a "place of enchantment" for oneself... about writing and cooking and nature and flowers and gardening. Things I hold so dear. But for now, I just wanted to share this bit of inspiration via photos taken on a lovely weekend retreat with a dear friend.
xoxo - Liz