The Quiet Hour:
is a 1913 painting by Albert Chevallier Tayler, who was born on April 5, 1862, and died on December 20, 1925. This painting brings together the table setting with a cup of something hot, fresh flowers, and a woman reading, which adds up to such a pleasant domestic scene. I'm drawn in. I think I'd like to sit there.
You can see more of his work online at The Athenaeum.
I'll share my own quiet hour featuring our Christmas tree:
Oh, and by the way... If you have any fond memories of the original trilogy and you haven't seen the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie yet, get out there! Tonight! And see it before some pagan spoils it for you. I saw it yesterday afternoon and can't praise it highly enough.
Bleubeard and Elizabeth host a lovely gathering every week at the Altered Book blog. Please join us, and share a drink.