Thursday, January 17, 2013

Our Reading Nook~ Revisited

                                                   Hello everyone,
                 I hope you are having a good week. I am enjoying the slower pace that we have in January,catching up with friends etc.  I have also been enjoying having more time with my camera.
                             So one day recently ,I took some new shots of our reading nook.
                        This nook was two closets back in the days when this was our bedroom ~  it is our family room now. There are two big drawers underneath for great storage space.One of ours is used as a toy box for our  grandchildren.
                            This is a great little spot to curl up with a book and a cup of tea.

                              The little ones seem to love to play up here when they all come to visit-sometimes pulling the curtains together to make their own little hideaway.
  It was an overcast day when I took these shots and I probably should have waited for a sunny day but sometimes when the mood strikes it best to plow on!

It was a beautiful winter day here today and I was out and about taking lots of photos to share next week.

I hope you didn't mind revisiting our reading nook.

I am joining My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!



Sewconsult said...

Oh, goodness, what a delightful place to snuggle up with a book or even have a special time with children or grandchildren. Love all the pillows.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Phyllis @Around the House said...

what a sweet reading nook, so inviting, love all the pillows and the cute lighting, I'll be right over...

jeanetteann said...

Carolyn,what a lovely idea,and it's beautiful. You have a beautiful home and I love to visit. x

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

What a lovely spot! The curtains are such a pretty touch.

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

I wish I had a closet to do this in. I absolutely love your nook. My grands would enjoy it so much and so would I. So tranquil and lovely!! N.

Joyful said...

You have a beautiful home and have created a perfect place to relax and read a book.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Carolyn,
I would love to read my books in this alcove! so warm and cosy :)
xoxo dana :o)

Fiore said...

Unfortunately I live in a flat in a big city. But I'll furnish my second house on the sea as much as possible to yours. Does it matter if my second house is on the Mediterranean sea? We use to furnish these kinds of villas with sunny and very bright colors, in a style named "vietrese". But I'll do my best to create a sweet atmosphere like your home.
Thank you for all the pics you share.
XXOO Fiore

Antonella said...


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So beautiful!! I loved seeing it again.

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J9's Happiness in the Every Day said...

Oh I ADORE your reading nook!! It is absolutely gorgeous. If it were in my home I don't think I'd leave it! Beautiful! J9 x

sissie said...

This is just what I needed to see to brighten my day. It's cold and gloomy here and your pretty reading nook makes me smile.
I love everything about it.


Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
Charming, charming-oh, so charming. Wouldn't anyone love to curl up there with a book and a culpa? I always love all of your choices. So homey and so welcoming.
I adore your favrorite teapot on the post before. Never tire of seeing that. Your cupboard...LOVE all!
All good things, Ruthie

podso said...

Your reading nook looks wonderful and I could see little girls enjoying playing there.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Mind? I'd love to curl up there and pull the curtains closed myself, Carolyn! : ) I love the fabrics on your pillows and seat cushion. It looks like such a comfortable place to sit and read {and nap}.

Pamela Gordon said...

I had forgotten about this beautiful reading nook and am glad you shared it with us again. It is a very pretty spot to read, blog, nap, have tea, play fort.....It's -20 here this morning. Have a lovely weekend.

Fiordelisa said...

That is a DELIGHTFUL reading nook. If I throw out all of my clothes, I could do that in my bedroom. You make me think....:-) Who needs a wardrobe, when I could have an enchanting reading nook! :-)
Truly lovely.

Anne said...

What a lovely sitting area! The perfect spot to read or nap!So beautiful!Have a wonderful weekend!

Victorian1885 said...

This is so beautiful Carolyn and I would love to curl up with a cup of tea and a magazine. What a great way to get more seating space and it looks so romantic! Have a wonderful weekend!


Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

Nice to visit your reading nook again. I think it´s so charming. This is the perfect spot to curl up in.

Happy Friday!

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

What a quiet and relaxing corner. Love the soft light ,the pretty patterned fabrics. The perfect place to rest on a snowy day

Egretta Wells blog said...

How beautiful is that! I would love to see the whole room!

Linda said...

Can I please come to your house? I have a couple books I have been meaning to read... :-)
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

Beautiful! I can just imagine the little ones playing inside with the curtains closed. Stop by for my Blogiversary Giveaway.

Marja Visscher said...

Mooie foto's Carolyn. Leuke speelplekjes voor de kleinkinderen. Heerlijk! Je bent een droom oma, Carolyn!
Lieve groet, Marja

Cotton Peony said...


It seems like yesterday this was being built. Now it looks more warm and inviting than you're other cozy nooks.

I too came across a hand crocheted coverlet last year. Estate sale down the street for a 90 y/o lady, and the daughter (60) had no desire to keep 'old' treasures. So for a dollar and then I tossed a brass vintage lamp into the pile for another, my day.. no week.. no year was complete in treasure hunting.

God does bless those who seek to cherish long hard work done by our hands.

Happy weekend.

warm hugs,
Cotton Peony

back from the beach, now I wish I was still there until the end of the month with this wee cold spell and touch of snow.

Janneke said...

Your reading nook is just gorgeous and I understand also for the children. We have a place like that and the grandchildren are always making tents and hide-aways on it. But I suppose you put your beautiful lace and pillows in the cupboard than. I think it's wonderful to sit there with a book and a cup of tea.

Gina said...

That is such a beautiful reading nook! I would never want to sit anywhere else but there! :)

The Tablescaper said...

what a perfect spot - to crawl up with a book or to take a nap.

- The Tablescaper

Georgianna said...

I really, really would like to be sitting there today! It's so pretty and welcoming, Carolyn, it makes me look at closets in my house with consideration for their future!

Beautiful, as always.


Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Looks like the perfect place for kiddos to play and enjoy.