The naming of this room came about when I was moving into the Haus. The guys moving my boxes and furniture, from the farm, started calling it "The Book Room".
After carrying more than 25 containers of books up 18 steps on my very long staircase, they just assumed the room was for books.
Even though the room will eventually be for sewing, a guest bedroom sofa, TV watching and my writing, it will also house all my books.
|Two bookcases in upstairs hallway...two more to go!|
The shelves filled up quickly. So, today I ordered two more from Ikea.
The room is far from completion....there are curtains to sew, more wall paneling to install, and of course, setting up my sewing area.
|The reflection in the window pane is a lamp in "The Book Room"|
So very different from the farmhouse.....but, I'm beginning to appreciate the new life in Das Kleine Haus.
Dreamy view from your writing desk. I'd never leave. :)ReplyDelete
Hi Marcia....The photo isn't clear enough to see, but the birch tree, in the view from my window, has golden leaves of autumn. It will be fun to watch the view, as the seasons change.Delete
Your homemaking instincts are working to good effect - you can never have too many bookshelves, or cupboards! It looks lovely already but I'm really looking forward to seeing your sewing area!ReplyDelete
Oh, Elaine...I hesitated about showing an incomplete room. It has such a long way to go. It did feel good to get some of my books on the shelves. I'm hoping "Friday's Project Day" will resume this coming Friday. I'm so ready to sit at the sewing machine again.Delete
I love the view you have. Bookcases, don't you just love them! We have loads of books and 7 bookcases! I think we should move into a library! xReplyDelete
I'm so happy to know I am not the only one with the multiple bookcases. I have a Kindle that I love, but I continue to buy hardcover books.Delete
Oh - I love rooms full of books. If I took all the books out of my house there would be nothing left! JxReplyDelete
Hello Jan....If I took mine out, it wouldn't look like home!Delete
I love books and would love a book room! What a pretty view from your new home. Hugs, LindaReplyDelete
Thanks Linda....it will be fun to watch the seasons change from my writing spot. Originally, the room was a very large bedroom. You know how old houses can be. I decided I would use the other bedroom for myself, and turn this one into an room for my imagination to grow.Delete
So the curtain tied in a knot isn't a permanent fixture? It will be a lovely room when you're done!ReplyDelete
Hello Ms Sparrow... When I purchased the house, all the windows had mini-blinds and heavy drapes covering them. I was accustomed to the uncovered windows of the farmhouse. At this point, I'm not sure what will cover the windows. There are 5 windows in the Book Room. That is a lot of light!Delete
We are about to invest in another IKEA bookcase, bringing our total to 5. So, too many books on both sides of the Atlantic! Maybe we are just keeping things balanced.ReplyDelete
Hello...I think it is a good idea to keep it balanced with books....books I love so much. I was very lucky to receive the first 4 bookcases as a gift. They belonged to my neighbor's mother, before she retired to a nursing care facility. So they were well loved before they came to my home.Delete
So cozy with a book room and what a beautiful curtain you have.ReplyDelete
Hello Elna....The curtains are inexpensive sheers. When the sewing corner is set up, I will probably sew something heavier for the bottom portion of the window.Delete
Looks fab Meggie, I love books and its obvious you do too.ReplyDelete
Your book room is just perfect! We are going to put bookcases in our dining room and make it into a library. My books are in boxes right now. I think I'll check IKEA online!ReplyDelete
I think you will be pleased with them. I ordered the same ones as my 4 gifted ones. They are the Billy Series.Delete
Oooh yes, This room seems so fresh for reading books.. And you have much more books. You are a good reader...ReplyDelete
Happy happy days..:))
Hi Beck....I do love to read!Delete
Love books!! Always wanted a room to call a library...like the rich folks big homes...hahahaha. When we moved here, downsized, no room for a lot of books. So had to pick only the best loved ones. Enjoy your book room!ReplyDelete
Hi Lola....It just happens that this is a very old house with only five rooms. But the old rooms are big. This room was one of the two bedrooms.Delete
I, too, have a Kindle and continue to buy books. Love the bookcases. I've always dreamed of a room with floor to ceiling bookcases and one of those rolling ladders, but I'll take my niche room and overloaded bookcases.ReplyDelete
Hi Janet....these bookcases are almost 7' tall, not requiring a rolling ladder. But the idea of one, is very romantic to think of.Delete
It looks lovely Meggie. I rarely buy books these days - the occasional one from a charity shop or carboot sale, but I mainly use the libraries. They are threatened with closure so I feel that I should use them or lose them. I do still have quite a lot of my childhood books - including my ' Little House' series. I always think of those when you talk about ' Das Kleine Haus on the prairie'. xReplyDelete
Hi Scarlet...I think my small town library is very well used. So many of my books are used books. Sometmes I read as much as 3 books a week. How nice to have books from your childhood.Delete
I have so many friends who go for the e-books, but there's nothing like holding the real thing. I guess I'm old-fashioned, but I love having my books around me and even have a few from my childhood too:-DReplyDelete