Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

November 25, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Letter from the Middle of the Night

In the middle of the night, toes burning, I find – awake, on the sofa – that life can be bathed in holy light, in darkness.

The monks chant on my phone.

I know what I am grateful for…

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What more, really, can one ask?

Photo courtesy/copyright Jack Barnwell, Lake Tillery November 2020

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May gratitude find you where you are in days – and nights – to come.

And also:

Ask and it shall be given unto you…

Seek and ye shall find…

Knock and the door shall be opened unto you…

Allelu, Alleluia.

November 21, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Saturday Special: 6 Gifts

Hello, friends! The “Best Books of 2020” lists are rolling out. They include:

The New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year; Washington Post Top 10 Books of the Year; Financial Times Best Books of the Year, Time magazine: The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020 and Oprah magazine: Best Books of 2020.

Town & Country also offers a smart and wide-ranging list.

 It’s fun to browse in these candy stores!

If you’re working on your holiday shopping list, today’s post features a few Bacon ideas – admittedly not books – but bookish in spirit perhaps…

1 – Bedhead Pajamas

Living in my pajamas, I have come to appreciate the importance of pajamas. That’s the way of things, isn’t it?

Bedhead PJ’s are my favorite… comfy, colorful, cheerful, soft but not clingy.

Bedhead offers a lot of adorable family choices too:

2 – Food gift from Goldbelly.com

Goldbelly is kind-of like an Etsy for foodies. Local independent iconic restaurants offer their best stuff, to be shipped to you.

I ordered Gumbo from Commander’s Palace in New Orleans to serve after Thanksgiving and will let you know how that turns out. 

3 – For the Tea Enthusiast: TeaBloom

This looks SO COOL. It’s on my Christmas list. Explore tea + art at Teabloom.com.

 

4 – Sweet treat for Book & Chocolate-lover

Did someone say “library of chocolates”?

Vosges has some intriguing options. Lake Champlain does too, at a better price point.

5 – Fornasetti candle

Style: A+

After you finish burning the candle, put the container in the freezer. The remaining wax will come out more easily. Then you have a special place for secrets and treasures. 

You can find these at places like Neiman Marcus, but the best place to buy locally is at G&G Interiors here in Nashville. 

6 – Anything from Thistle Farms

When I wake in the night – uncomfortable – I unwrap my ankles and massage Thistle Farm balm into my feet and lower legs. Each morning I do the same. I love this stuff. And appreciate the work being done in the world at Thistle Farms. As they say: Love Heals.

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Please leave any other suggestions for the Bacon community in the comments! Xoxo

Living the Pajama Life at home and in public