Something to read by.

  • Eating: Swedish dark chocolate & sipping on Valentine’s Day blend coffee, courtesy of my roommate, the Valentine’s Queen.
  • Listening to: Kiss Each Other Clean. Still trying to decide what I think of it.
  • Wearing: My army green skinnies, combat boots & denim shirt –– & of course much much more! The high here in Tennessee was 26 today. My toes may never feel again.

Hello cheri!

I’m writing today from the old brown couch in my sweet little apartment, back again to Tennessee after my extended hiatus at home. But I’ve brought a little piece of it back here with me!

In the lulls between bag-packing, this weekend I snapped some quick photos for my mom’s debut in design: Libris Lamps.

That’s right! My very own mother, Melanie, makes these lamps. Pretty cool, no? For months she’s been scouring the thrift & antique markets of Charleston (& anywhere & everywhere else she stops by, from the mountain towns of North Carolina to the smallest city in South Georgia) for the books she then converts into practical, yet fashionable, fixtures. Just the vintage books themselves are like tiny treasures; ornate but well-worn & full of character. And from the base up, these lamps are hand-crafted with loads of love. While Melanie is sorting through stacks of long-lost literature to create themed & color-coordinated collections, my father is in the garage, carving, painting & wiring. It’s a family affair.

Each book has a name & motif, such as Ode, the poetry lamp, or my personal favorite, Oh, The Drama, the lamp with a theater theme. Lighting with attitude? That is so my style. Besides, they’re green! Renew, reuse, recycle, right?

So, if you’re in the market for a piece to add a touch of sophisticated-chic to your space, look no further than her shop on Etsy, They also make the perfect gift for the avid reader in your life. Check out her contact information to put in a custom request!

Oh, & tell your friends, s’il vous plait.

Happy Wednesday, loves!

Oh, & you can twist them, too!

{The Artist}