The "Library" which is really the home office, functions a few ways, so that is why we call it the Library. It is another smallish room in our home but functions big. Before we actually moved in, I had the furniture laid out in my head totally different. And while it IS packed with furniture, I tried to keep everything on the smaller scale so it all worked. It isn't sparse by any means, but we can all sit in here nicely doing all different things. Which was what I envisioned from the beginning, so it works well. We can read, play piano, play on the computer and (last but not least) one of our favorites... listen to our record player!!!!
Nothing in this room was purchased "new" except two things. The bookcases are from Ballard Design. We bought them while living in our old house and I love them. The panels were purchased from Tuesday morning years ago and I did use them in our old house as well. I still may change them, but it felt so naked in here with nothing. I'm sure there will be changes in here to come but for now this is it. :)
This is the view from the foyer
My cousin knew I was on the lookout for a crystal chandelier and she found this on her local Craig's list. So she drove this all the way up here from Alabama when she came to visit. Like Forrest says, she and I are like "peas and carrots"!!!
Packed with our books and pictures
My old riding boots, trophy's and other chatckies!
I love old cameras
Bought this photo "roller" at a yard sale a couple of years ago, thought it was neat.
My desk where I play online :)
I still need a chair for here, this one works, but is temporary
This is one of my FAVORITE Salvation Army finds. It's a Baker desk I found about 7 years ago. I didn't buy it when I saw it, I thought about it ALL NIGHT LONG and drove right back there the next morning and bought it! Love this desk!
One of our favorite records we listen to, the story of Annie!!
My mom found this adorable little french footstool for $10 in a thrift shop in Florida and then asked "would you like this?" Ummm YES mom, I most certainly would!! I recovered it in a plaid scrap I had in my collection.
This was my mother's sofa, it's about 32 yrs old. I had it reupholstered and had the cushions wrapped in down and it's very comfy but small scale, which nothing seems to be these days new. Nothing big would have fit in this room! The little wood throw blanket I found on ebay. The check pillows I found at TJ Maxx years ago and matched the panels. The needlepoint pillow I bought from Des over at Peeking at the Sunflowers. Couldn't pass it up!
Mary Kay Crowley, love her art. I bought these gliclee's online and then framed them myself.
Found this oil painting at one of my favorite consignment shops. I painted the black on the frame to break up the gold.
My mom found these cut glass lamps for me at City Mission, they were $5.99 each. I paired them with lamps from another thrift shop. I made the table topper from a scrap piece of fabric, cut it in a square and glued the trim on with fabri-tac. The tablecloth underneath is not as hideous as it looks, but I still am on the lookout for another one. This table is an odd height and circumference. I think I need an 84" round.
Vintage riding books, I LOVE books! Old, new and everything in between!
Well, that's it for today! I hope you enjoyed the tour of the Library!
I am joining these parties and hope you will come and join the fun with us!!
WOW us Wednesday's at Savvy Southern Style
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here!
Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration at Common Ground