Last weekend we made a sort of impulsive purchase. Impulsive because we made the decision in about three minutes while also jogging an increasingly wriggling Pip around the shop and talking to the girls about why we weren’t going to get pink fairy lights just then, and not, because we’ve been talking about it for the last ten years.
And that momentous purchase? We bought a lamp.
We’ve lived in our house for more than ten years now and in all that time our lighting in our lounge-dining room has been two overhead bars of four lights each. They’re nice and bright and we can see what we’re eating for dinner but it means that the lights are either on or off. Any “mood lighting” has been candles (which we love) or only switching on one end of the room.
A lack of plugs (this house has a ridiculously tiny number of plugs in every room except the kitchen which has more than anyone could ever need) an a worry about the children knocking over a table lamp rather limited those options, but we’d talked for ages about having some sort of a lamp at the end of the sofa so that I can see to knit and sew without having to have all the lights blazing, and we can have a cosy, winding down to bedtime sort of vibe.
Im not sure whether it comes under my “less is more” (less light) or “more is more” (more sources of light) but it was definitely on my list of Intentions for the year. It came home on Monday, we put it up in minutes, and now it looks as though it’s always been there, which is exactly what we wanted.
I knew we’d use it when we were watching a film as my personal knitting light, but it’s fast become our usual evening light and it’s so funny watching the children’s reaction. There’s just something about a cosy pool of light that makes you want to curl up in it, and that’s exactly what all three of them do, like a trio of sleepy little hygge fairies.
But when they’re all tucked up and dreaming it’s my spot. My corner of the sofa. If you need me, that’s where I’ll be, tucked up with a quilt and my knitting and the corner of the play kitchen to hold my scissors. Perfect.
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