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A LITTLE SPOT TO READ

I have always loved the look of an old library or study.

A little room surrounded in floor to ceiling bookcases, beautiful old books and treasures.
With an old reading table covered with your latest books, magazines
and inspirations.


Our old round dining table moved to the far side of the living room
and found a new spot in front of one of the windows


The chandelier hanging above lights up the evenings with it's warm glow
while sunshine streaming in through the window during the day
fills the room with little reflections from it's prisms.


This delightful chicken wire topiary planter was a recent Ben Franklin find.
The wirey construction and charm remind
me of my sweet friend Erin over at Peony Wire Works


A vintage vase filled with a bouquet of pretty pink roses &
white carnations from my sweets
bring a bit of garden charm inside with their blooms...


while a stack of gorgeous books calls to me to come
sit and gather up some inspirations.



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40 comments

  1. That is inspiring Courtney, I would love to have a reading table to pile my books upon and sit under a chandy and read away...love this!

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  2. Courtney, that is so pretty. Love the wire cloche. We don't have Ben Franklin stores here anymore. We did long time ago.

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  3. Courtney I love it! It's so cozy, so pretty. I also adore the wire cloche, I have been looking for one for ages. The perfect sitting spot, and nice place to study too.

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  4. So beautiful. I'd love to sit there and read for hours.

    x

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  5. That looks like a beautiful place to sit and read for hours with a cup of tea ;-)

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  6. What a lovely little place to read. The window area looks so bright and cheery too, it's a perfect location for your relaxation time. Such a beautiful blog you have :)
    www.skylarkmanor.com

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  7. Very elegant with the moss and books... lovely!

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  8. very inviting, and a lovely place to sit and read.

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  9. Courtney that looks beautiful!! Love the wire cloche and the moss balls you added to it. Martina

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  10. Courtney-It is just magical...a perfect place to sit and read and enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine...enjoy a magazine or a chat. LOVE IT- You have created a perfectly serene setting! Hugs- Diana

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  11. This is a wonderful little spot to relax and read. I am admiring that cloche. We don't have Ben Franklin stores here. The little mossy balls look great in it!

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Hi Courtney, this is so pretty! Love the vignette and I would love to have a spot like this.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. Hi Courtney,
    I am sitting at my own little round table in front of the windows, next to a stack of books piled high! We just added the very same thing to our family room about a month ago and I love it. You have got some very pretty accessories on yours though! Love the cloche. Mine isn't blog worthy yet.

    What is it they say about great minds thinking alike?? lol
    Sue

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  14. What a sweet spot! It does make you want to sit, read and be inspired!

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  15. Love your cute vignette perfectly placed to catch the light!
    Tracey

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  16. Courtney, I absolutely love this. I would love to have a sunny spot to read, create, and dream. This is such an inspiring post for me! I really need to finish our at-home art studio.

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  17. Courtney, I will be right over. I will have a basket filled with teas and baked goodies and we can talk for hours in your nook!! <3

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  18. You gave me in my Achilles heel, I love old studios or libraries, I'm trying to convert my living room in one, I also have a table with chairs, we enjoy reading and doing homework there since we have a spectacular view. Your place is very cozy and inviting!
    XXX Ido

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  19. Courtney this spot looks perfect to me! I love to read and all of that natural light and your home decor is gorgeous, I would be there all day!!! Thanks for the compliment of that reminding you of me:) I do love that design!

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  20. Oh this is such a gorgeous spot. I love your vignette. The flowers are beautiful and that wire cloche is perfect. Love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Everyone needs their own "spot"....such a pretty and relaxing place to cozy up! xoxo

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  22. It's so nice that a corner of your livingroom, filled with natural light, can become a gorgeous reading nook! Beautiful!

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  23. That looks like a perfect spot for a good book and a cup of tea! Vanna

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  24. So beautiful! I would love to sit there and read.

    Ann-Marie

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  25. So beautiful and cozy!! :) Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  26. What a beautiful place to sit and read! I just adore it!

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  27. Hi Courtney...beautiful photos. It is so nice to see the sunshine in out little town again. We still need to get together for coffee & talk.
    ox~Cathleen

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  28. Your area is sooo pretty...love the wire cloche.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  29. courtney, nice vignettes. loving the look of stacking of books. are you going to the remnants of the past this spring? have great a great one! maryann (verbena cottage)

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  30. what a perfect place to read & i love the chandeliier

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  31. Beautiful! Such a pretty place to read.

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  32. Just simply Charming...

    Cindy

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  33. Hello cutiepips,

    This spot looks just perfect. I think it's just waiting for me to plonk myself down with a good book and a cuppa tea!! You want to join me? Brilliant!!

    Sarahx

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  34. Courtney, This spot is beautiful and the perfect place to enjoy a good book. I love your new wire cloche. Thanks for sharing this pretty space at my party.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  35. beautiful. i would love it if you shared it at my party. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/04/anything-goes-party-12.html

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  36. Courtney,
    This is a beautiful little spot to read. I love the wire cloche with the moss balls. Very pretty! Your pics with the light streaming in are so pretty.
    Thanks for linking it up!
    Sherry

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  37. What a beautiful spot! The windows are gorgeous. I can just imagine sitting there with a cup of coffee enjoying the morning. Love having join in for Vintage Inspiration! xoxo Debra

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