Hello Everyone:)
Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was great. For one, our doors are back on the house!!!!(see last post lol). We went to a Halloween party which gets better every year. And we did the markets. You know I love my markets. Wait until you see what I found!!!!!!Next post:)
I have had requests to see more of the rooms in our house. Thank you for that:)  As many of you know, we live in a 1700's barn, fun, fun, fun, to decorate. And decorating is my passion, so I am deeply flattered that you are interested. You may want to grab a cuppa as this post is a little long, a mini book;) I hope you get inspired:) Click to enlarge photos. So..........
Welcome to the library...

The floor plan to the barn is of course open, but this is the first room you see when you enter. That is not a dining room table, it is my library table. I was given an old door to make it. I painted it "that green" and explained to Don what I wanted and he made this fabulous table. HE is the best:) We topped it off with vintage photos and glass to cover it. It is a great place when I am doing paperwork.  I have eight chairs that I have tied a cream colored tulle around. The chairs are all different and I paid $5.00 or less for each of them. So you see, this is a do able project and it doesn't have to be as large as a door you can do the same with a shutter too. How cool would that be?
We have an old fashioned feed and lumber store in town. I just love the place. Upstairs is where they sell tag sale things. I bought this wonderful, already white, table there. But I love layers and linens so I layered it.  Love the look. The large wooden bowl is full of twine, white and brown that I am always refilling because there is always a need for me to use it.
It is always nice to have a cozy warm fire to sit by.  Here again I have layered mirrors and my whites in front of that. The candle holder at the bottom is from a Church a reminder of Catholic school. Everything  here is from my treasure hunting at markets and tag sales.  Love it....................

This little settee is from an Antique shop. I covered it and just love it. But it needed something else so I draped an antique tablecloth over it and some cushy pillows. Perfect:)

Don and I and some friends stayed overnight at an old Inn here is CT one weekend and I fell in love with their red walls. The day we came home I was at the paint store buying red paint for the library. Paint is not expensive and really makes a statement. It is a great back drop for more books. Have I told you how much I LOVE BOOKS!!!!!!!I love the way they look, feel and smell:) I read and reread them all of the time. There isn't many nights you won't find me reading or drawing. Such a wealth of information. So much inspiration and knowledge just waiting to be enjoyed and absorbed. Fabulous!!!
Most of the photos are of my family. I cherish all of them:) I love the patina silver gets and kept finding these great coffee pots, etc.  I like how they look with the photos and red walls. Sometimes I will take about 5 of them and put put them in the kitchen farm table and fill them with flowers. I like to use the old things I buy.

Here is one of my cozy sofas. It actually has a white slipcover on but again with the layers. I love to see the beauty of handmade crochet pieces, don't you? The pillows, I made. They were some of the ones I sold on Maisonstgermain.com. More books and fresh flowers finish off the table.

This chair I have to say is one of my favorites! I got it for free. I posted before and after photos of it in the past. I painted it,recovered it in a nubby fabric and then added vintage lace. I stuffed the seat extra and it is so comfy. I layered it with a vintage tablecloth and some of my handmade pillows. Since I have never taken a class to recover furniture, and I am always finding something to recover, I am happy with the results. I love a challenge!!!!!!!....and a free chair;)
OK, so what does someone do when they have a ton of books, in book cases, on the floor besides chairs, stacked everywhere......they buy another table for them of course:) I mean after all this is my library, right?
I hope you have enjoyed this little tour today. I loved having you over:) Stay tuned for more rooms...

'Till next time........................
~Debra XXX