Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Reading Nook

 Come on in and curl up with a book for awhile in our little reading nook. Some of you may remember that last year we removed a couple of closets in our family room (used to be our bedroom) and built a cozy reading nook. It is also serves as extra seating when all our family come to visit.
On a winter's day it is lovely to enjoy a cup of tea  curled up in here. Some of you may wonder if all I do is sit around and drink tea! I did enjoy having six very lovely friends over for tea this afternoon but more on that later.



This bouquet fit the theme so I am showing it off  too.
I could bring you a tea tray to enjoy while you relax.
I have had these roses for a couple of weeks now and they are still holding up pretty good.

There are storage drawers underneath for toys etc.

I love this Antoinette quilt that I covered the foam with.

Stay and read for as long as you like- maybe you will even doze off for awhile!

I am joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday again .

Thank you for visiting me

 Have a great weekend,

Carolyn

66 comments:

Victoria said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh goodness!!! I would NEVER leave that spot, ever!!! That is truly one of THE most exquisite little spaces I have ever seen! Wow, you are so lucky!

devonaz said...

Oh I am so jealous..I would love to come and read in your little nook..it looks so cozy..

Pamela said...

Carolyn this is GORGEOUS!!!!!
I love it and it is so romantic!!

You have to come over I am having my first giveaway!!
Pamela :)

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Quite a cozy nook. At first I thought you were talking about THE readin 'NOOK'... but that would not look as romantic. Would work very well for reading though!
Oh, when will winter be over and spring start finally. This is a very late spring for our area.

Lots of love,

Mariette

Pamela Gordon said...

Well, I know I'd fall asleep reading in that cozy spot. It is so pretty! Blessings, Pamela

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How beautiful, would love to have one too.

The colors are so pretty

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh Carolyn what a lovely spot to sit and read. It is so romantic and cosy. Oh gee, can something be romantic and cosy at the same time. Well I just love it. V

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
I was thinking a nap myself in this cozy looking nook, so glad you suggested it.
Having tea there would be so nice, there's room for two to sit and chat.
Judith

mariondee-designs said...

Simply gorgeous! What a great idea.. wish I had extra storage space to do the same! take care, Maryann

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What a lovely spot to read or daydream! So beautiful!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

OHHHHHH....I WANT A READING NOOK JUST LIKE THIS ONE :) :) :) :) This is so gorgeous and just the right amount of lighting and everything :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Crystal said...

I love everything about it!! All the pillows....it's so beautiful!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carolyn, Beautiful photos and such a wonderful little nook!
Hugs,
Sherry

Susan said...

OMG! I am telling you right now, I am loving that reading nook! I love all those tones on tones!! The ivories and beige's make me swoon!! LoVe LOVE LOVE IT!!!

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
I think your nook is delightful!
and I think you should enjoy all the tea you can in the winter, because with your big garden you must be so busy in the spring:-)
Hugs,
Bella

Mary Ellen said...

swoon....my heart is going pitter patter seeing your lovely reading nook! I imagine myself all curled up with the softest of afghans reading Jane Austen!

I had one red rose that was given me at a friends funeral that I sang at and it lasted well over a month! Where I had it was quite cool as we don't keep all the house heated to keep costs down but I was amazed at how lovely it lasted!

bee blessed
mary

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a perfectly beautiful spot to cozy down in. Such a pretty cover choice. You always put things together so wonderfully.

Natasha said...

What a warm and snuggly area you have there. I would love to relax there on a cold winter's day!

Best Valentine's wishes,
Natasha.

Robyn said...

Gorgeous little spot! I love it! We also have a reading nook in our family room! ;-)

Stina said...

wat ziet dat er prachtig uit allemaal die kleur zó mooi!!!

Goed weekend
groetjes Stina

Angela said...

I love your little cozy nook, the colours are so romantic, the lace curtains, wow! Your pictures show it to the best.
xoxo
Angela.

Moments of Grace said...

Oh Carolyn,
I absolutely love your little nook. I love the colors, the fabrics, and the pillows. How wonderful to have such a snug little retreat.

I cannot tell you how much I enjoy your blog. It has become such a source of inspiration to me. Thank you for your lovely photos and comments. Each visit just makes my day!!!

In Grace,
Marie

Bluggi buggi blogg said...

Wow, this was georgeous. A lovely spot to sit and drink tea. I think I would take a nap too. Romantick and cosy!!
Trude :)

Sandy said...

I wish I could sit and read and drink tea in your lovely reading nook. It is just soooo beautiful.

Custom Comforts said...

So pretty!!! Like just out of Victoria magazine. So dreamy. I think more than read there, I could take a wonderful nap in that cozy spot. Thank you for sharing your sweet home with us.
Cindy

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow Carolyn, that is one gorgeous spot you have created. I love the detail work with the brackets and the old lace panels and that quilt pattern is perfection. Totally romanced this just spot on!

Suzann said...

I think this is my favorite place in your entire home. It's so wonderful.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Breathtaking. Straight out of a magazine. Great space!

Terry said...

This is so awesome and comfy looking at the same time. Your staged photos are beautiful. Hop on over to my blog for my giveaway pillow that I think you might like.

Inspired by you said...

Absolutely darling! I wish I had a nook!

A Cottage Muse said...

Sigh...

I think I would feel like a princess relaxing there!

A good little nook to read my Nook!

Beverly said...

I do remember you creating this special spot. It is lovely.

And, I adore that fabric, too.

Marie said...

Oh my goodness Carolyn! I just want to crawl into your reading nook, curl up and read my favorite books. You truly have an AMAZING home!
-marie

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Now that is a reading nook fit for a princess! Just dreamy. Bess

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow Carolyn! That's is so gorgeous!!! I love it!!!

Connie said...

Will you adopt me Carolyn? LOL
I love it! I could stay tucked in there forever!

Passionate for White said...

Prettiest reading nook... EVA!!!

Destiny said...

Wow! SO pretty and cozy! Wish I had a little nook like that to escape to!

Toronto Girl said...

Gorgeous nook! I'd love to have something like that in my home.
How do you keep your roses fresh for so long? The last time I bought roses, they were wilted in three days.

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

You have so many beautiful spaces in your house. This one looks lovely!

Wish you a happy weekend! We will probably do some work in the garden. It's +12 degrees celcius in Holland! It looks as if spring has arrived :-).

Lieve groet, Madelief

Sheila said...

What a beautiful creative use of a closet ,I know I would love to curl up here and read or do some stitching ,just lovely.

the cape on the corner said...

wow! what a gorgeous and cozy space, i LOVE it!

Linda said...

This has to be the prettiest reading nooks I have ever seen.

Linda

Monica@The White Bench said...

Amazingly beautiful, dear Carolyn! Oh, what an inspiration...
Monica xo

✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

Un vrai petit coin de Paradis!!!!I would love to come and take a cup of tea with you

Kansas Amy said...

What a BEAUTIFUL reading nook! Love it!

Franciscus and Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful place to sit and have tea!! Beautiful; just like every place in your house.

Blessings,
Robin

Nancy said...

Who would not want to curl up with a good book in that lovely nook you've created? I'd take a nap there as well. Lovely!

Nancy

A Garden of Threads said...

A perfect place to curl up with tea and a book. Looks so inviting Carolyn.

Made In The South said...

That looks so peaceful. Believe me I sit around and drink a cup of tea every chance I get. Can't wait to see your post on your tea party.

Victorian1885 said...

What a lovely nook to cuddle up with a book! Please wake me if I doze too long..
Have a wonderful weekend!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Carolyn,

Oh my goodness - what a beautiful spot to read and drink tea - especially cozy during the cold months.
Have a lovely day.
Blessings,
Erin

fialka012 said...

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bikim said...

sooooooooooooooooo ROMANTIC!
perfect!
rosa

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Are you kidding me? I could read there forever and ever! Breathtaking!

Shirley said...

Read? I don't think so..my eye's would be too busy looking at all the beauty that this room brings.
Even the softness of the colors would put me in a trance..
Yours Sincerely,
Shirley

Beth said...

How elegant!! I could spend a comfortable day curled up there with a good book.

Hélène Glehen : a passion for roses said...

Carolyn, I just wanted to add my admiration to all your friend bloggers. It is simply GORGEOUS !

Iben Riis said...

Soo beautiful, pretty style.

Have a great and beautiful day.

Iben

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HELLO DEAR LADY,YUR PRIVETE SPACE FOR REDING OR RELAXING IS LOVELY.I AM SO SURE YOU DO LOTS'S A WORK AT HOME,YOU DONT JUST SIP TEA AN READ IT TAKES A LOTS A TIME TO DO ALL THE THINGS YOU DO LIKE BAKING MAKING THINGS BEAUTIFULL GETTING THE GARDEN FOR SPRING READY ,GETTING YOUR FAMILY TOGETHER,ENTERTAINING ..POSTING SO BEAUTIFUL FOR US,WE ARE BLESS TO HAVE YOU AT BLOG LAND.HAVE A LOVELY VALENTINES DAY...BLESSINGS

Rosy Inspiration said...

Love your magical reading nook, I especially love the divine-looking upholstery fabric.

merlotje said...

I enjoy your blog.your home is
so ROMANTIC!
perfect!
ill love ittttttt

lynn said...

your home is as charming inside as it is on the outside--so glad laurie shared you:)

Alexandra Feßner said...
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Alexandra Feßner said...

Dear Carolyn, what a wonderful blog. I dare saying that this is a Green Gables-Dream come true we dreamt of as children growing up with the lovely stories by L.M. Montgomery. Though I am convinced that Prince Edward Island is so much more than just "Green Gables". Best wishes, Alexandra

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