One of my favorite summer activities is reading. Summer can be busy and winding down with a good book is a great way to relax. Since we’ve had a ridiculous amount of rain this season, the mosquito population is definitely up. Unfortunately, this means reading out on the porch isn’t always ideal so I made a shabby chic reading corner to enjoy when I don’t want to deal with the bugs on the porch.
The double window on the east side of the living room makes for plenty of natural light … perfect for reading! I used a light of white with accents of blue to create a seaside cottage feel.
I fell in love with this bicycle pillow that features the artwork of my friend and fellow blogger, Jennifer Rizzo. You can purchase one for yourself at her Society 6 shop. The striped, quilted throw is from Home Goods.
I pulled in blue items to keep the seaside cottage feel in my “new” shabby chic reading corner. I have 3 of these pretty blue and white vases that I ordered from Antique Farmhouse.
I don’t know much about the pattern of this particular crock, so if you have any info on it, I would love if you could tell me about it. I found it at our local flea market earlier this year, and paid $15 which I thought was a bargain!
On the window ledge behind the little table is the wooden fish I found this summer. He was on clearance for $6 and I couldn’t resist. Although I have to say, I’ve cut back on spending money on home decor. I have stuff in storage I forget that I even have so why buy even more stuff? I need to cut back on the clutter … which is why we’re having a yard sale.
Now I need to get to the library to stock up on a couple of books to enjoy here in my shabby chic reading corner. I think an Anne Rivers Siddon’s book would be a good choice! What authors do you enjoy?