Friday, September 26, 2008


Have you heard? Jeannie at DreamerJean is having a party today! Specifically, a home library party! I found out about it from Nola at Alamo-North. What fun! We're browsing through everyone's home libraries and favorite spots to read! Check out her post for everyone else on the tour, and enjoy!......

Here's a little "table" I made from stacking up some encyclopedias my Mom was getting rid (the ones we had when we were kids. ) Just enough room to set a drink and possibly….a book!

Our comfy spot to read in the den! We won this chair years ago at an antique auction. It's called a "gentlemen's chair" because it's very low to the ground, and it's where the man would sit to put on or take off his boots.

Darling hubby enjoying a good book! What a sweetheart to pose for the tour! Thanks, Hon!

I love books--all kinds. I love to browse bookstores & I read so much that I buy most of my books at discount prices from eBay &, where you can get new books at great prices, and the nearby Hastings in Waxahachie, TX, where you can get good buys on gently used books (they buy your books, too, and also sell new books). After reading, I pass most of them on to co-workers, friends, and family, but still seem to end up with lots I can't part with - the ones I might need for reference & the ones I want to read again. I'm fortunate to have a couple of bookshelves in my den and then my husband and I bought 5 bookcases at an auction a few years ago, which helped a lot! Three are in the master bedroom & two in the guest room. We also have a little vintage glass-enclosed "lawyers bookcase" we bought an an antique auction many years ago. (I'm blogging at home on my lunch break, as usual; check back later for more photos, as I've got to get back to work--smile!)

I wonder if anyone else remembers the ad which ran in a lot of decorating magazines a few years ago, which showed a room with all 4 walls entirely encased in built-in bookshelves completely full of books---the only piece of furniture being a bed in the very center of the room. I tore out that ad and kept it for a long time. That was my dream of the ideal bedroom! ----Just a bed surrounded by books! (I think the ad was for the bedding!)

Thanks for visiting, and be sure & check out all the blogs on Jeannie's tour!


Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

I'm glad to see you got posted, I had checked earlier. Love the table made of books, you've got to tell us how it's made!
Tell Don to get another pair of shorts, I am still laughing out loud at those he's wearing in the photo! They look very un-Don!
I love the idea of a room full of books, but I'd modify it and put it in the formal dining room!
A big hug and thanks to you, the mail just came, and guess what was in it? I'll have to post a photo of it! I love it, thank you for thinking of me!

Sue said...

Love your reading area---nice and comfortable.


Jeanne said...

Blessings and much love
I came across your site through Jeannie through her home library party.

dreams and decor said...

Nola, re: table--atually there was nothing to it--I just stacked them up. I intended to go back & hot-glue them together, but they're very steady & this way it's easier to move them around if I need to (hee!hee!--very professional, huh?). Yeah, check out those wild shorts! You wouldn't believe all the comments he's received since buying those this summer! You're welcome on the package! Made it just for you! Patti

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Patti.... love the chair, and your husband is so cute to pose for you and blogworld LOL :) he dressed up for it, perfect outfit LOL
I can't wait to see your bookcases....

Thank you for joining the party and i hope you had fun. I might post a mr. linky thingy on my blog because there are others who still want to do it :)

Big Mama said...

I love the table made of books! :) You take such GREAT PHOTOS!

Carla said...

It is so nice to see others obsession, I mean LOVE of books! This is great!

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