When I was a little girl one of my most beloved books was The Fourteen Bears in Summer and Winter by Evelyn Scott.
If you aren't familiar with the book, it is a sweet story about a family of bears.
But, the reason I loved it so much was because the bears lived in charming tree houses, decorated to each bear's specific design taste.
The illustrator, Virginia Parsons, did a beautiful job depicting the style of each bear. I loved looking at the rooms, choosing the ones I liked best, and imagining what my house would be like someday. (Some things never change!)
One of my favorite rooms was the bedroom with the alcove bed.
I would daydream about how wonderful it would be to nestle into that soft, cozy little nook.
Like I said, some things never change.
I still like to daydream ...
What do you think? Does an alcove bed seem like a good spot to hibernate?
BTW, if you have a little person in your life who would be interested in The Fourteen Bears in Summer and Winter, you might want to check it out at your local library. Apparently the book is no longer in print, and sells online for upwards of 300 bucks... ouch!