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  1. You have some really lovely pieces in your home, a lot are similar to what I have inherited from my mother and this post is a reminder to bring some out and display them from time to time. Unfortunately with a small cottage I don’t have a lot of space to display items.

    As always, your photos are lovely.


    1. Thanks so much Lee! While I appreciate all comments, I’ve come to really respect and appreciate yours, given your own lovely taste level… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lory, you have created such beautiful vignettes with your books. I found several old leather bound books, at my parents’ home, that I have yet to display. Many more are just vintage (my mother was a librarian). You have inspired me to work on a few vignettes this week. You have such lovely accents.

  3. I love this post! Old beautiful books are such a treasure. That creamer beside the apple looks like a twin to my sugar container!

  4. I love that you have old family photos mixing with your antiques and treasures, they bring such life to the old volumes~of course the tea cup and the glasses makes you feel like you just missed a conversation…and how you keep your tea set in perfect polish is admirable! Very lovely, I could spend hours exploring your books~

    1. Thanks Jenna!! I actually find other peoples book shelves fascinating. Says so much about a person what they read. In my office I have open shelving and on one side I have really serious books (mostly about history and politics) and the other side is completely vacuous – all about decorating and living a beautiful life! Lol – the two very distinct sides of my personality.

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  6. Oh my, I could move right into your home and settle back to read a good book!