Sunday, December 5, 2010

Let Me Have That Window Seat Already

W e were discussing our dream home over at the Adgitize forum and as usual, I made references to my requirement of cozy window seats. I would like several in the house. Marguerite’s room must have one and hopefully it could be one of her favorite spots growing up, a place where she could observe the street below and the skies above, where she could bunch up a few pillows behind her back and get comfy while reading great books… Anyway, window seats are a lovely feature in a room too. They are usually bigger than the ordinary window, so they let a lot of light in. You can dress them very prettily with sweet pillows, an heirloom afghan at the ready for rainy afternoons, delicate drapery framing easily adjustable blinds (these would probably have to be made to measure blinds too). I can also see these window seats framed by tall book cases. Maybe the seat itself could have shelves underneath that hold games, magazines, picture albums, etc. I think that’s a pretty good spot for a fierce game of scrabble or chess. Clue, backgammon, checkers, etc. too, but no Playstation or Nintendo. I have a sort of rule about handheld video games – which is I don’t want them in my home (that doesn’t sound like a rule). I’m very prejudiced against them. Between playing a video game and daydreaming, I think the former is more of a waste of time. I have a rebel against this rule too: my techie husband.

8 comments:

Sharkbytes said...

I love the idea of nice windowseats. I think you might need some good luck to keep the video games completely at bay!

Nikka said...

I've always loved bay windows. I sit and sew there while the kids take naps, and stare off into the goings on in the empty lot outside.

Oh, and I hate those portable vidoegames too. I'm with you on the rule!

Ann said...

I've always liked the look of window seats and would love to have at least one in my house. I can imagine sitting there on a rainy day with a good book and a blanket.

spinninglovelydays said...

@Sharkbytes: I know! And with Mark and I not presenting a solid front about it too!

@Nikka: Bay windows are perfect for window seats! You should totally feature yours on your blog, lol (obsessed). Is Paul with you on the video game rule? He's another techie. :D

@Ann: Rainy day, window seat, good book, blanket... very cozy picture :)

Frances said...

Window seats have one big requirement, though: a fabulous view! That makes them really expensive in my book haha.

As for video games, there's a lot that can be learned naman from them, like creativity, hand-eye coordination, etc (carefully chose games, of course!).

I am, like you, against handhelds because then the child brings it with him EVERYWHERE. You can't talk to him and he doesn't do anything anymore! At least if the game has to be attached to a TV, then you can set some real rules.

spinninglovelydays said...

I'm sure kids can get something good out of playing video games (also watching TV), but for me, it's more of a lifestyle choice. I prefer other forms of play, but I don't entirely prohibit the playing of video games (that would alienate Midge from many of her cousins and friends).

the kano said...

Window seats are so cool. Whenever we move to our new home in a few years, I want to incorporate some window seats. They're really cozy and comfortable.

spinninglovelydays said...

Word, Dave. :)