Literary Decor

I took a little time this fall to re-read Perelandra, a special favorite of mine from C.S. Lewis’ย  Space Trilogy. In many ways, a good book can become much like a dear friend, and I loved contemplating the themes of perfection and un-Fallen paradise in this Utopian story.

As I curled up on the couch with a mug of steamy tea and devoured this beautiful tale, I was also stuck feeling like the fireplace was looking a little sad. I’m not ready to get out the Christmas stuff yet, and I found some great inspiration here:

fall mantel from "sweet something design"

So I whipped out a few things I had around the house and used a key phrase from Perelandra to put on a bunting banner, so now our mantel is looking great for fall. I think I can make this banner work for the Christmas season, too!

my mantel!

“I know now what they say in your world about justice. And perhaps they say well, for in that world all things always fall below justice. But [God] always goes above it. All is gift. …The best fruits are plucked for each by some hand that is not his own.”
(Perelandra, C.S. Lewis.)

all is gift

[Linking up to The Pinterest Challenge – see other projects here: Sherry, Katie, Erin and Ana.]

7 thoughts on “Literary Decor

  1. absolutely love the cs lewis reference. ive been considering putting up some references to sylvia plath and emily dickinson in our home. i found a poem by dickinson about marriage that i thought was really sweet for my hubby and i ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Thanks, everyone! I love having something fun and inspiring by the fire.

    And I REALLY hope this might inspire someone to befriend that dear book, too. The whole Space Trilogy is excellent and not terribly long, but if you can only read one I’d wholeheartedly suggest Perelandra. Do it!

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