Tuesday, December 14, 2010

early christmas


we are headed to arizona for the holidays and are anticipating the early arrival of santa at our house this year. one of my favorite things about being a grownup is never having to wait if i don't want to. {did i write a previous post about needing to learn patience? hmmm...}

pictured is mine and don's christmas this year. me=shelves. him=giant t.v.

it still needs some work: the top is a mess of unmounted lights, empty frames and packaging. i'm waiting on some fun knobs from anthropologie, need to bring few more books up from downstairs, maybe add some accessories (?) or bookends, but in true rachel-coleman-fashion, i couldn't wait to show you.

look at all that space! a little part of me dies each time i look at it, room for our library to grow, our first real furniture that we didn't have to build ourselves or recover. i think i might be an official adult.

i am busy working on a graphic design job, quilts, teacher gifts, packing, cleaning, teaching piano, and also, most importantly, finishing my novel by the end of the year. so i may not be around as much. no wish lists or top ten favorite books unless i get those other things done first.

have a wonderful christmas if i don't check in before then.

love, rachel


  1. Yay! Merry Christmas to you! I love your present. I'm very jealous. ;)

  2. It's beautiful Rachel! (The shelves, well and the tv.)

    Just be careful. You'll have that 'space' filled in in no time. We got a new bookshelf and I accidently filled it in like two months.

  3. 1. it looks sooo awesome!

    2. you're coming?!??!!! nobody told me that (i don't think?) yippeeeeeee

  4. This is gorgeous! And so you. I agree with Debbie, you will have no problem filling the shelves. Have a very Merry Christmas and good luck on finishing everything!

  5. That is fantastic! One of these years I'm going to have Santa bring us very similar gifts. But since I'm not a real adult yet, it will have to wait a few years. :)

  6. Very jealous of your early Christmas. For the shelves and t.v. It looks beautiful but then again I would expect nothing less. You are amazing at making things look beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and very excited for you to finish your novel.

  7. I already told you on the phone, but it deserves to be said again, that room looks awesome!

    Can't wait to see you... I hope you get your projects done so you can start on some of mine while you're here. Ha ha. :)

  8. Oh man, IT'S GORGEOUS! I'm so jealous! YEAH!

  9. beautiful!
    bring back some warm sunshine w/ you and drive safely!

  10. It's so awesome. I noticed that (should I say this out loud?) the tv has room to grow over the years, too. Better fill in the space with something before Don gets any ideas! I love the color coordination of your books - it looks so great, and I recognize some favorites, even from back here. =) Congratulations on such a cool addition!!!

  11. LOVE IT! I know you've been wanting something like that. It looks fantastic & look at all that space it gives you. Merry Christmas.