Thursday, February 6, 2014

My Closet Library

I have a secret place where I go that no one knows about.

Until now.

It’s my private library.

It’s not large but it holds volumes. 

And there are many stories within.

When I look around I am surrounded by 


Words may just be my favorite thing.
My Closet Library
Writers share things with me here that they don’t share with their closest friends.

I can’t remember a time in which words weren’t important to me.

I can find it all in this little sanctuary of mine,

humor, truth, sadness, reality

psychology, education, 

biographies, poetry, fantasy

gardening, cooking, interior design,

and the list goes on.

All books are welcome to come and share their words with me.  
 closet library
It’s just a little place.

Five by five.

But it works.

There is even room for some art.
canvas art
There is space for my leopard covered chair, 

and a little side table.
chair and table

A pretty tea cup and some motivational books are always handy. 

tea and books
I think my love of color may come from the book spines. 

I do occasionally order an online book,

but I always miss seeing and looking at the cover,

and the ability to look up at my books and remember that story. 
leopard chair

I even have room for a few accessories. 

crown on books

I always hope maybe just a little bit of Shakespeare rubs off on me.

Just a bit.

Shakespeare bust
My son gave me this little silver box

with these cards in it that you can write what you wish for.

These are my sons words and at that moment his wish for himself. 

I wish for
I had been wanting to get a dog, 

but I can’t do anything without researching it first.

So, after extensive research on what type of dog to get.

dog books
I decided on a malti-poo.

But I have always loved the look of the

Cavalier King Charles.

I bought this painting before Priscilla adopted us. 

You can also see my collection of Mary Kay Andrew novels. 

Cavalier King Charles painting
So if you only have a tiny room

you can still have a library, 

if you want one. 

There is only one problem.

I have more books than will fit into this space.

I think some bookcases are in order.

You thought I was going to say donate – didn’t you.

flowering teacup
Do you have a little reading space in your home?

I like to see my books out and about.


  1. Absolutely love your little reading room. The books and art are timeless and beautiful. The leopard chair and accessories are wonderful.

    We have an area upstairs that will be made into a little library soon. It's on the agenda.

  2. That looks so cozy, Patty! Beautiful touches throughout. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I love it! It's amazing how even a small space can be transformed to a special space. My favorite spot in my house is the nook where I have my chaise right by the window where I can read or surf the net on my iPad. It's so nice having a little space for some quiet time.

  4. This tiny room is fabulous!!! What a cozy spot to sit and get lost in a book. Love this!
    Mary Alice

  5. So cute!!! Books are some of my favorite "friends"! It's perfect!

  6. Oh my goodness I love this space. I want your wonderful old canvases. The chair is perfect!

  7. The books, the shelves, the tea cup and the crown, wow absolutely wonderful! How’s the chair, of course I love it. Thanks for sharing your lovely library!

    Sebastian Chuter

  8. Patty, I don't think I've ever seen a closet dressed in such finery! With such an eclectic wardrobe of good reads, pretty teacups and lovely wall art, who needs a Parisian boudoir? Très chic, mon ami!


    1. Poppy, I thought about adding some drapes to the wall behind the chair, but I thought it might be too much. Now after reading your comment I think drapes might work perfect with a faux window in the center.

  9. What a wonderful space! It conveys peace, coziness and serenity. Thank's for sharing it with us!

  10. I absolutely love your library space! It's cozy and elegant. Love how you have it decorated with beautiful artwork, a teacup, and some pretty decorative items as well.

  11. Amazing room! I love books, too. The first thing we added to our new home were custom bookshelves in the living room and the master bedroom. One can never have too many books!

  12. Absolutely want to come read there.

  13. This is just so sweet, Patty. I really like that it is so private and cozy. I do have a little spot in our sitting room, just a little corner with a comfy chair and a tall bookshelf & lamp. I really think that is all I need.

  14. Oh, this library is a wonderful place! Thank you for sharing it with us~

  15. Luving it! TY for sharing - def like my books in sight as well.

    "A room without books is like a body without a soul."
    take it from Cicero if you will =)

  16. Oh my word, this space is absolutely amazing. I love it. How cozy and fun. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  17. I love love love your awesome little space. Books are my best friends, too. This space is a beautiful inspiration!


  18. What a wonderful corner….and I love the leopard chair

  19. This is a beautiful, cozy space. Very clever!

  20. I am visiting your blog today from your link on My Romantic Home. As a librarian who owns two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, you can see why I'd appreciate this post. Love it!

  21. So cozy! Makes me feel like I've stepped into a tiny corner of a used book store and can just get lost in another world for hours. Thanks for sharing your little hideaway!
    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  22. Love your cozy reading nook. Books and dogs……..I hope you own the book, LIVING WITH DOGS. If not, you must get a copy.

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