In The BNOTP Library: A Nantucket Christmas

Have you ever visited Nantucket? I have not but the little bit I’ve heard about it has me yearning to go. I’d love to see it during the summer but today’s book has me convinced it’s just as wonderful at Christmastime as it is during the rest of the year.

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In the BNOTP Library: A Nantucket Christmas
Author: Leslie Linsley
Hardcover: 108 pages
Book Size: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10

A Nantucket Christmas by Leslie Linsley

3 Things I Like About This Book:

  • The Nantucket homes featured in the book are real homes where real people live and many of the decorations are handmade. There’s lots of fresh greenery and rooms glowing in firelight and candlelight. This is definitely a “feel-good” kind of book, the perfect kind to read while curled up under a warm throw, hot chocolate in hand.
  • Photography is wonderful with lots of great close-up views. It’s impossible to read this book and not come away with some great ideas for decorating at Christmas. I loved seeing all the beautiful Nantucket baskets on display, too.
  • There’s a great mix of homes featured in the book from traditional homes with that Colonial Williamsburg feel to adorable cottages. There are also a few recipes mixed in throughout the book.

Update: I just noticed that the preview at Amazon is not great (as usual) and mostly shows pics from the chapter called A Christmas Stroll Around Nantucket. This book includes lots of pictures taken inside the homes. I don’t know if the preview pages at Amazon are computer selected or what the process is they use for that, but they almost never give an accurate depiction of a design book or any book that’s pictures intense.

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  1. Good morning,
    I ran across your site by accident 3 or 4 weeks ago and love it. I look forward to my email each day. I have jotted down ideas that I want to incorporate into my Christmas decorations this year. So excited. I love your tartan bedroom. My room is red and I now want a tartan quilt to put at the bottom of my bed. I love it! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    • Thanks so much, Penny! I don’t know why it took me so long to incorporate some tartan bedding into my decor for fall and winter, but I do love it. It really does cozy up a room for winter, so I know you will love your quilt! Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving, too! Hard to believe it will be next week!

  2. Regality (aka The Quing) says

    The coldest winter I ever spent was one summer day in Nantucket. 😉

  3. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    Susan, I haven’t been to Nantucket in years but I went a couple of times as a girl. It IS, or at least, WAS (can’t vouch for now) as cozy and adorable as you could imagine it. I just loved it and would love to live there year round some day. I think that’s one reason I loved watching that crazy show, Wings, with Tim Daly and Crystal Bernard and the incomparable Steven Weber. It was such a fun show with a great ensemble cast and cozy sets (I loved their houses.) But they were always complaining about being ‘stuck’ on Nantucket. (I wouldn’t complain.) I got my Christmas at Nell Hill’s book a couple of days ago now you tempt us with this one!

    You know, as fast as your blog and popularity are growing, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out some day that someone has made you an offer for a show (like Martha’s!) Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Oh my goodness, then you’d have help so you could get so much done! *fingers crossed.*

    • You are sweet to think that, Pam…but there are way more popular blogs than mine in Blogland and soooo many wonderfully talented bloggers. I’m happy just doing my thing right here and meeting dearhearts like you!

  4. Yvonne Shafer says

    Susan, Nantucket is even more wonderful than you can imagine! We go every summer and I’ve been there several times for the Christmas Stroll. It’s magical! When I send pics of my home to you you’ll see the Nantucket influence in my decor. You NEED to go there!

    • I so want to go some day! I’d love to see it in the summer and at Christmastime. I’d also love to see Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime! Have you ever been there during Christmas, Yvonne?

  5. Susan you must put Nantucket on your list of places to go. Anytime of year it’s just beautiful!

  6. Susan, I’ve always loved to read about Nantucket and see pictures of all thats there. I’d love to go there and see it for real. This book is one I will try to get. Thanks! for telling about it.

    • Me, too Shirley! I would drive to that area one day except I bet the roads are treacherous in the winter. Guess I’d need to fly in and take cabs to go everywhere…and a boat to the island! 🙂

  7. If you can’t make it to Nantucket for a Christmas holiday, then I recommend a visit during September. One or the other is a must–imagine what centerpiece or serving dish etc, you could find!

  8. Oh my goodness, that last time I visited Nantucket was 49 years ago but do have fond memories of it. I was nineteen at the time and a girlfriend and myself quit our full time jobs; hopped in her little blue Falcon and toured the United States. We spent one week in Cape Cod (across from the Kennedy compound) and another four days in Nantucket itself. The latter being compliments of an elderly gentlemen who was a writer for the New York Times who had befriended us (as our paths kept continuously crossing) and offered us his accommodation for the few days upon his exit back to New York. Needless to say we had a fabulous time on the Island, regardless that the morning we left a hurricane blew into the region during the afternoon and sadly did a lot of damage. -Brenda-
    P.S: I hope that wasn’t too much information. ☺

  9. Susan, I don’t know how I’ve missed this one. We love Nantucket, and have spent time there over the years. A few years ago, we rented a house for the month of September. I need this book! I have several others on homes on Nantucket, but not this Christmas one. Thanks for introducing me to it.

  10. Good morning Susan! Nantucket is one of those rare places you’ll want to visit over and over again. Our son just got engaged and they’re getting married at one of the primer venues on Nantucket next summer. A week-long event! We truly can’t wait for the uniting of these two wonderful people and all the wonder that Nantucket offers. I have so many books on the island. My son proposed at the Brant Point Lighthouse. Did you know that there’s a legend that if you throw a penny at the lighthouse as you’re being ferried away, it assures your safe return to Nantucket? So . . . copper is going to be featured at the wedding too! As far as Colonial Williamsburg at Christmas time is concerned, that’s another experience that shouldn’t be missed. Oh, so much to look forward to in the future! Thank you too for all your book suggestions. I have gotten so many to add to my library thanks to you. Have a magical day! Deena

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