Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Is it a library?

Well...not quite...but we have plans!


We plan to have bookshelves built on this wall of our living room and in the cubby behind the screen.


There are BOXES of books behind this screen....


We went ahead and bought a game table and 2 leather chairs for this area.


I'm envisioning favorite books stacked on this table with shelves of books and cabinets for our movies and music!


But until then....


I decided to enjoy a couple of our favorite Christmas paintings


by one of my favorite artist M. A. Vessey ....


and set the table up for games!


I put this table cloth on at first and thought it looked nice....


until I found this one at the Thrift store a few days later!


So which one do you like best?


Anyone for cards....or Monopoly?


Take time to enjoy the holidays and play some games with your family!

Happy Holidays! And SHARE those M & Ms! heehee


I'm linking with Kim at Savy Southern Style for the 'Boring to Better' party!



Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Diane, what a great idea to make that a library area. Love your new thrift tablecloth. Looks perfect. Thanks for joining in this week!

Comeca Jones said...

Lovin number 2

Donnie said...

They both are nice but the second one is much nicer on that table. It should be beautiful when it's all done.

Debbie said...

I would love a game table, that was great. Even prettier was the tablecloth. Happy Holiday season to you and your family!

Bearly Sane ® said...

Bookshelves are a must in our house too Diane. Hubs has just put some new shelves up for me in my studio...didn't take me long to fill them either.
I love the second cloth the best, I think border prints always look lovely.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears and Bearly Sane Studio

It's Just Dottie said...

I love your Kitschmas from the 70's
They are so cute. I am a bookish person . I really like books and I have every since I was a child, I have a library.It is wonderful to have all my books in one place. I know you will enjoy yours.
Merry Christmas.
I think you would enjoy this book.
Kitschmasland Christmas Decor from the 1950s to the 70s by Travis Smith

Pamela said...

I love your vintage elves! Thanx for stopping by earlier!

She'sSewPretty said...

That is exactly what I want to do in my living room too. We love to play cards and scrabble. Dominoes too. I'm on the lookout for a game table!

Sue said...

My library is my favorite room in my house and it needs more shelves too! Right now I have a game table in there :-) we are doing Christmas jigsaw puzzles! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Merry Christmas!

Heather said...

I like the 2nd table cloth. Very vintage. I love the elves. Games are a must for all parties!!! Love the leather chairs.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I love them both! Change them out every week! Nothing like playing games with loved ones!!!


Cabin and Cottage said...

You've got great plans, but you're well on your way to a cheery holiday! Thanks for stopping by! Jacqueline

Kaila said...

Keep the second tablecloth.

And, of course, I love the idea of a library. Will books become like vinyl records in this day of e-readers?

Sign me up for Monopoly. I am terrible with any card games.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh gosh..I dearly love to play scrabble and since sweet husband doesn't like to play board games very often..I do it on the computer. How nice it would be to sit at a GAME table, eat M&M's and play my heart out! Can I join you? Oh please,oh please??

Vintage Girl/Marivel said...

The second one.
you have great plans.
Sweet style.
I also have lot a books.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I love that tablecloth, and those games sitting there make me in the mood to play something too. I love your Christmas paintings.


A Color Specialist in Charlotte said...

I have those elves too but in green and red. Those are my kids favorite part of the Christmas tree!!!

Mitzi said...

I like the 2nd table cloth better. Games will be more easily seen on a plainer cloth. You will love all the bookcases. My house has many and if I never bought another book,I would never run out of reading. Happy Holidays.

Brenda Kula said...

I love the first table cloth. But I think the second one goes better with the colors in your table and chairs. I'd love to have some built-in bookcases!

Vee said...

They both look great and are easily interchanged. Oh I'd be so excited about new bookshelves being built. It's going to create a very cozy corner for you!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

That space is perfect for bookshelves! I'd love a place like that to read and play games. Can't wait to see the transformation!

Lallee said...

I think having the bookshelves in your corner is a wonderful idea. You will really enjoy this spot, along with the game table. I'm loving the second tablecloth. Can't not pick the red ;-)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

The 2nd one seems to just belong on that table, what a find!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your bookshelve plans sound like a dream to me! I'd love to do the same thing in my house as all my little bookshelves are overflowing.

Your Christmas paintings are beautiful and I like both will be fun to change them out from time to time.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
What a wonderful corner for your shelves and books. The table and chairs are awesome and perfect for having game nights. I really like both the table clothes and your can change them up through the season. Love the paintings too.

You are all set for a wonderful holiday of fun.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

LindyLouMac said...

It will be a great library area, meanwhile great idea to have lots of games out over Christmas. I prefer the cloth with the red trim, the plainer one.