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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

My Reading Nook

What's It Wednesday #186


At the end of each day, I retreat to my reading nook. This little comfy spot is where I love to unwind and reflect on the day.

This reading nook sits in the corner of my bedroom next to a window. The tufted navy chair was a Mother's Day gift from my husband. It is super comfy, in fact if I am not careful I have been known to have fallen asleep within five minutes of sitting in the chair. 


I inherited this beautiful antique table from an Aunt. Every evening I light a candle, then grab hand lotion and lip balm from the drawer. I love to grab a mint from the tray and relax with a book, magazine, or my iPad.


Above the chair are two large frames from Kirklands with black and white photos of the family. Constant reminders of my blessings.

Candles always put me in the mood to relax. Lavender candles are my favorite.

Below the chair is a book box from Michaels that houses my manicure set, tweezers, and other small essentials. The basket has a wonderful soft throw that I wrap around when I am reading. Underneath the throw, in the basic, is a bottle of oil (usually olive oil) and perfumed lotion. Before I read, in addition to pampering my hands with hand lotion, I pamper my legs, feet, and arms. Also I have a headset for when I want to watch a video, movie, listen to music, or FaceTime a family member or friend. My reading nook is my personal sanctuary...when the kids aren't sitting it.

What's your personal sanctuary?

xoxoxo
Paula

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49 comments:

Poppy said...

Hi Paula,

Loved reading about your comfy and cozy reading nook; it's so many other things, too! How sweet of your hubby to have gifted you with that extra cushion-y chair, which is the perfect relaxer after a long day! Thanks for hosting and have a lovely Wednesday!

Poppy

Rita C. said...

Paula, love your tufted chair and cozy corner. I claim the sunroom - my chaise and the chair beside it, and have a couple other corners for middle of the nighttime reading, etc. (when I can't sleep). Thank you for being the gracious hostess that you are.
Rita

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

I love your reading nook Paula with all of it special items to pamper both body and soul. What a wonderful retreat at the end of each day. Thank you so much for the party and have a super week!
XO Barbara

bj said...

Love your reading corner...I have one, too, and love it.
Thanks for hosting....

Tarnished Royalty said...

Now that's a well stocked corner! I love how you have paid attention to every single detail. I don't have a specific spot for reading, other than outside on the porch and that will soon come to an end for the winter. Thank you for hosting, Paula! ~Ann

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Lovely sanctuary, Paula! I can see why you love spending time relaxing there! Thanks so much for hosting another fabulous party!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting each week! I LOVE your reading nook!! I am working on one for myself but I still have to re-finish a table...

hugs,
Deb

Sandra and Hennie Cronje said...

Thanks for hosting such a wonderful place where blogggers meet.
The reading nook is beautiful and my favorite
Lots of blessings

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Paula...we LOVE that tufted chair...that is so adorable :) I must say...I have a chair that could be used in my bedroom as a reading nook...but there are always clothes or something on it lol...right now a basket of socks that need to be folded! Perhaps I will get inspired to get that basket off and create a "me" space!! Have a wonderful day!
Karla & Karrie

Janet Garon said...

Paula, thank you so much for featuring my dining table! I so appreciate it! I love your corner sanctuary. Once upon a time I had one too but somehow let it go over time. Thank you for hosting!

Julie Reinwald said...
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Julie Reinwald said...

I love your reading nook, Paula. What a cozy spot to sit with a cup of something and a great book! Thanks for hosting again this week.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love how you took a little corner and turned it into your own special place! Adding family photos make it even more special! Thanks so much for hosting!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That looks like a cozy spot to read or do a quick manicure! I love baskets. I could obsess over collecting them! I don't have a personal sanctuary spot- I just land wherever! Thank you for hosting!

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Love your reading nook. We all need a quiet place like that. Thanks so much for hosting the party!

One More Time Events said...

Paula, Thank you so much for the feature...I love your reading nook!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Patti, You have created a wonderful spot to relax. Thanks for hosting!
xx,
Sherry

handmade by amalia said...

What a lovely, cosy corner.
Amalia
xo

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

I'm thrilled to see my Fall Mantel featured here! Thank you so much for giving it the highlight and thus, sending more traffic to my blog. I appreciate it! Love your cozy reading nook. You certainly have everything you need to relax and pamper yourself all in that little corner - loved hearing about every detail. Thanks for hosting this wonderful party!

Sarah said...

Paula, thanks for sharing your comfy, cozy reading nook. Lavender candles and lavender in general is so soothing.
Thanks for hosing. Have a great week!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I love lavender candles and lavender bubble bath. I'm relaxed just thinking about it! Thanks for the party!!!

Karren Haller said...

I love that you have a place to retire to at the end of the day, what a great way to relax and unwind. I would love to have you join us at the Oh My Heartsie Girls WW
Hope you can check it out!!
Have a great week!
Karren

xinex said...

I love your teading nooks, looks cozy and relaxing...Christine

My thrift store addiction said...

What a pretty little nook! Thank you for hosting!

Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello cute lady! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party! We would love it if you would stop by our party. We pin and tweet every masterpiece! Lou Lou Girls

poppilinnstudios said...

What a cozy little nook-just perfect for reading and relaxing :)

Susan Freeman said...

Love your little reading nook. We all need a little sanctuary spot like yours. You also reminded me that I desperately need to pick up some more lip balm ;-)

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Mustlovehome said...


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Lucy Auburn said...

Thank you for the party each week and your reading nook is just lovely!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Paula, your sanctuary looks like a special place to unwind.Thanks for hosting..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Patti,
Love your reading and relaxing corner.........very nice! Amazing how the kids tend to love what we do.....so hope you get to use it a lot. lol
Always nice to have a go to place that makes us feel great, this looks like it fits the bill.
Thanks for hosting this fun party.

Happy Fall Hon,
Blessings, Nellie

Trish Martin said...

Thanks for the party, Paula. What a cozy little reading nook. Love the chair.

Deanies Stash said...

Paula, I love your reading nook. I like how you have put all the pampering items within reach. What a wonderful sanctuary!

Have a great week!

xo Dianne

Teresa said...

That's not a reading nook. That's a loving and dreamy nook. I couldn't concentrate in reading there with so much lovely details and wonderful memories. A place to feel blessed and loved.
A sanctuary like someone said above.
So yours and so YOU!
Blessings,
Teresa

Tone Vegsund said...

Hi! Thanks for the lovely personal invite over at my blog! I am glad to share my makings with you all! ;)

Mary K.- In the boondocks said...

Paula you invited and I am happy to be here. Thank you for hosting and hope you have a great day!

Heaven Smiling said...

What a gorgeous place to unwind every day. I would love a place like that! I found you through a comment you left somewhere inviting them to your party. I'm so glad I found you. Anyone who gets 35 comments on her link party must be loved. So happy to be here! I linked 140-142. Have a wonderful week.

Bente said...

Your reading nook looks so cosy.
Sending a hug your way

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love the way you pamper yourself in your reading nook with everything you need right there. Cozy!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh me, I finally found it in the middle and had done it already. LOL
Great party.
Mary

Alessandra said...

This is a such lovely reading corner. It' s so cozy and soothing.
Hugs
Alessandra

Ileana Carmen said...

Thank you so much for hosting us each week!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for hosting. Love your spot to relax. There is no place like home and its comforts.

Dee said...

Your reading nook is perfect and you've decorated that space so warm and cozy. My sanctuary is probably the deck. I love sitting outside when the weather is nice to see the world around me or just to read. Of course, now that the weather is cooler, it's back to the sofa in the living room. Hey, want to trade?

Have a lovely weekend... :)

Have a Daily said...

Love your special little nook. We all need our own spot! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Caroline shabby hideaway said...

I love your little reading nook,it looks so warm and cozy.Thank you for hosting <3.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Caroline

Stacey said...

Paula, I like your little sanctuary spot. Such a great idea to keep the manicure and oils within easy reach. I love your family pictures. Like you, it makes me happy to the smiles of my family. I have a question about the artwork above your chair....are they picking cotton?

Paula said...

Great eye for detail! Yes, "In A Cotton Field" by Horace Bradley. Reminds me daily that no matter the circumstances I am in, I must perservere.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I love your reading nook Paula. It looks so relaxing.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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