Saturday, August 2, 2008

Bookish Pink Saturday

I love to read and I used to read a lot more before my eyes got "old". Now it seems like such a hassle, but recently a friend loaned me an interesting book, so I've actually been reading again. When I read I need a quiet spot, a comfy chair, a good lamp and of course those darn glasses.
I thought I'd share my pink reading chair today. I got it at an estate sale. It was in bad shape, so I had it recovered in the same soft pink velvet, but the upholsterer couldn't find the exact trim (which I loved) so I told him to reuse the old trim. It's a little faded, but I think it's just perfect.

I love the curves and soft shapes of this chair. It really is a feminine thing, isn't it?
And I even found a bookmark with pink roses on it. Now if I could just find the time to finish the book. It's called "Pillars of the Earth" and is about the building of a cathedral in medieval England. I know it sounds boring, but it's actually fascinating.

20 comments:

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

I love your chair, and especially the trim! The book...so good. I went for the Large Type edition...very heavy, but easier on the eyes.

Beverly said...

Aah, that chair and that trim is just exquisite. I would just want to gaze upon the chair all of the time.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Kathy said...

Your pink reading chair is absolutley gorgeous! I love the trim too. You've made a really comfy, beautiful reading corner for yourself!
Lovely post,
Kathy - Mimi's Garden

Dawn said...

Your chair is lovely! I do my best reading in bed! I'm having trouble with my glasses lately...the old eyes have found their way to me too!

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,
Dawn

hautemommy said...

What a cute chair- perfect for curling up with a good book!!! :) xo!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a comfortable and lovely chair. I could surely get cozy there to read. Happy Pink Saturday. Karen

g said...

That chair looks very inviting, and I love the trim. A great place to read a book. I'll check out the one you've got!

Reading glasses - Yikes! My husband and I both wear the same strength, so we buy 'em by the dozen. There are some pretty nice PINK ones out there, too!

Cami said...

Totally yummy chair. Just love it. I turn 40 soon and my eyes are holding out (not much else, but the eyes are!!!). So glad you posted.

ceekay said...

That is a great chair and the trim is fantastic. I just love trim like that!

My Arts Desire said...

Your chair is the epitome of luxury. It absolutely screams "come snuggle in me"... I'm so glad you salvaged the trim as it is exquisite.

I peeked through some of your recent posts and the photos you captured of wildlife at Lake Tahoe are beautiful. You have a lovely blog!

p.s. I know what Wellies are...but then I'm a gardner. I think it's Orvis that has the most gorgeous pair of Chintz Wellies currently for sale. They are very English and I'm sorely tempted to snag them!

Shelia said...

I love your beautiful pink chair and that old trim is so beautiful. Very very girly! Thanks for sharing your pinkness!
Be a pink sweetie,
Shelia :)

Heidi Ann said...

Oh! Laura!!!...Your chair is just beautiful!!! I LOVE the trim!...& it's wonderful shade of "pink"!!!...heidi XO

Abuela Beauty said...

So comfortable!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!

Besitos from Argentina!!
Silvia

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What wonderful pink! That chair looks so comfy!

Deborah said...

Oh, oh, oh!!! That beautiful, gorgeous chair...I LOVE IT!
If you should ever want to part with it...give me a call!

Margie said...

What a lovely *pink* chair! And it looks so comfy too! I would love to have a reading nook as comfy and beautiful as that one!

Dana said...

Your chair is gorgeous. I don't blame you for using the original trim--it is lovely. I bought that book several months ago--and I can't bring myself to start it! I've been told by several folks how good it is. I just found some PINK reading glasses on my little trip! Guess I'll test 'em out on the book--sometime!

Karen said...

What a great chair to curl up with a good book. :)

funkymonkey said...

What a gorgeous chair to read in otr to sit and cross stitch. Pillars of the Earth is a wonderul book by the way. Luckily there is a sequel!

Susan Hickam said...

I love your pink velvet chair. I actually have one to but it is in the old velvet, not yet recovered. I still love it though. Enjoy your book and thanks for sharing with us.