Sunday, September 8, 2013

Reading Room Update

I thought I would share my reading room with you before the  "redecorating" bug hits again and I change this room into something else!  I had been playing around with our reading room this past summer and think I have it the way I like it.  My husband won't believe that!  I am always asking him to move furniture.  This room is directly off the kitchen and off the center hall that runs the length of our home.  My grandmother's dining room table and buffet are treasured pieces in this room.  I am using my grandma's table as a reading table of sorts.  What do you think?  I also added two comfy recliners for reading a good book on a dreary day.  Between the chairs is a turtle table purchased for a song at an antique store in Florida.  I love this room.  I have found it to be a perfect spot for my morning Bible study.  My husband does his Bible study in this room as well. Another added bonus is that when I need additional dining room seating, I can bring in the chairs, clean the table off, and I have an additional dining room for guests.
Here is a view of the buffet table.  It has the original glass knobs that as a child, I found fascinating.  I also remember sitting on the slats under the table.  For some reason, I thought that no one would see me!  My sweet boys hang above the buffet.  There is also a plate on the buffet which has the verse, "These are the sons God has given me" Genesis 48:9.  They are certainly a gift from God.  I picked up the plate several years ago at Mistletoe Market Place.  Mistletoe is a fabulous fundraiser held by the Junior Auxiliary of Jackson, MS.  There are always unique and lovely items at the event. 
While I was taking these pictures, my little maltipoo, Luke Bailey, was darting in and out.  I laughed when he finally plopped down as if to say, "Take my picture too"! 
Luke and I wish you a wonderful week!
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse
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30 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful and relaxing room. I love every bit of it...great job!

    Xo
    Jane

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    1. Thank you Jane. I appreciate the encouraging comments. I have struggled with this room for years, but am enjoying it now.
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  2. What a beautiful room! Definitely conducive to reading. Just lovely!

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    1. First, I must tell you that I love your blog title!

      It is a nice room for reading. I have a mind that is prone to wandering and I found that while sitting at the table, I was able to focus on my Bible study! The table provides a great place to journal. Thanks for stopping by!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  3. I love your reading room. It looks so comfortable to curl up in one of those chairs and read. The table also looks inviting. I like to read magazines and papers at the table and books and/or Kindle in chairs.
    You did a wonderful job decorating.
    Mary

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    1. Hi Mary,
      My hubby sits in the reclining chairs for his daily devotional and to read books. I need to sit at the table and write down my thoughts. We have the best of both worlds! Of course, I am looking forward to reading a good book, curled up with a cozy throw, drinking a cup of hot cider or hot chocolate. Those days are coming!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  4. Love your reading room. I think I could sit there and read all day and you have some beautiful memories with your Grandmothers things to go with the room.
    Sandy

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    1. Hi Sandy! Thank you for the sweet comments. I love having my grandmother's things around me. It makes the room that more special. I think she would be happy to see the room!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  5. Such a beautiful and cozy room, and I love the family pieces in there!

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    1. Thank you so much. I have struggled with this room. I am pretty happy with it now. At Christmas, my husband will transform it into the Christmas village room. There goes my extra dining room seating!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  6. Love your reading room...looks like the perfect place to cuddle up and read a good book. The lighting looks just right for relaxing too!

    ~Trisha

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    1. Hi Trisha!
      Thank you for visiting and following Still Woods. As I was telling another blogging friend, I can't wait for the days when I can curl up with a cozy throw and a cup of hot cider while reading a favorite book. I can't wait for fall to arrive!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  7. What a gorgeous room!!! Love everything about it - coming by to thank you so much for your sweet comment and for the invitation to come visit.
    I'm very happily following back and looking forward to getting to know you!!!
    Big hugs
    Suzan

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    1. Hi Suzan! I am so excited that you dropped by for a visit and that you are now following along. I love link up parties...they give me an opportunity to meet fellow bloggers like you. Thank you for your encouraging words. I have moved things in and out of this room for 5 years! I think I will keep it this way for awhile!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  8. The room looks beautiful!!! I also love that Luke is in the picture!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I like the one with Luke in it the best, too! He loves to have his picture taken.
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  9. Very pretty! It looks so warm and welcoming with the lamp and candle lights glowing. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Gina

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    1. Hi Gina,
      Thank you for stopping by. I love that room at night, which is why I took the pictures in the evening. I am looking forward to long, winter nights reading a book or maybe doing a little cross stitching. Thank you for the encouraging comments!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  10. Very pretty and cozy reading room! Thanks for stopping my http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/, I am happily following you back :)

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    1. Hi Allie,
      I am so glad that you were able to visit me and are following Still Woods Farmhouse. Thanks for the comment about my little reading room. It is a great place to linger. I am doing a little fall decorating in there now. Have a wonderful weekend!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  11. Very pretty and cozy reading room! Thanks for stopping my http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/, I am happily following you back :)

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  12. Very pretty and cozy reading room! Thanks for stopping my http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/, I am happily following you back :)

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  13. This is just what a reading room should look like to me. I know that you are in Mississippi, but I could imagine sitting there, while the snow falls, reading a good book. Seems like a room for all seasons.
    Balisha

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    1. I am so thrilled with your comments. I have struggled with this room for quite awhile. I have had my poor husband move the furniture in and out, take down the ceiling lighting, swap it around with another rooms ceiling lighting, etc! I spent several years of my childhood in Maine and would love to have the snow fall like that here. It does snow, but very, VERY rarely on the Gulf Coast. Our first Christmas day dinner out here, we looked out the windows and saw snow flurries drifting in the sky! A special treat on Christmas day. I guess I will have to settle for curling up in my reading room on a blustery day!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  14. It is a beautiful room but little Luke stole the show in the end! :)

    I could picture myself curled up with a good book on a cold winter's day in this room...and I wouldn't want to move out of it! :)

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    1. Thank you Debra! I like to just sit and "Be Still" in this room. I too am looking forward to colder days. I have my afghan ready to lay across my lap as I read a good book. Our puppy, Luke, likes to have his picture taken! Many of the pictures I took for this blog post couldn't be used because there was always a blur of apricot streaking through the picture. He finally got tired to running and sat for a picture! Thanks for stopping by and come back often!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  15. What a beautiful room to relax, ponder, gather thoughts, and oh yes; read. lol! The addition of your grandparents tables make it even that more special. We all need a little spot like this to call our own. No wonder cute Luke wanted to come in! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. HI Jann,
      I was looking back over old posts and noticed that I did not respond to your comments! Sorry for the long delay! I love my grandma's table in the room. In a day and time where everyone is painting old furniture, I can't bear to think of covering it up. Too many memories in that old wood! Luke is quire a character and likes to be in pictures!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  16. I love the picture of Luke in the reading room and my parents dining room furniture looks great the way you have it set up. You absolutely loved that set as you were growing up when we visited them in Florida. As usual, you have done a super job! Mom

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    1. Thank you Mom! I can remember hiding on the slates under the table! There are so many wonderful memories attached to your mother's set.
      Love you!

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