Friday, September 24, 2010

Where I Blog, AKA "My Nest"

With this post, I am "nesting", "showing & telling", "inspired" and sharing some "favourite things" and as such, I'll be linking to some wonderful blog memes which you can  check out at the end.

I thought you might be interested to see where I blog. This is my office, but it is better known as, my "nest".  It is a VERY small room that used to be our son's bedroom (a "before" pic is coming up) (poor guy - it really is tiny but he never complained - no wonder he went off to university so happily!) .

Let me point out some of my favourite things about this special space. 

My chandelier that I picked out at a Canadian Tire store last year.

My Desk that Mr. Delight bought me for my birthday (Sears catalogue).  "Some assembly required" apparently means "you build it from scratch"! 
(Thanks to hubby for sticking with it!)

I am hoping to get a better desk chair soon.

My new metal "leaf" wall art that I bought at HomeSense and put over my desk.

My big fat leather chair and ottoman that I got on sale at an Ashley Furniture store. I just love curling up in here with a good book or magazine.
(Now, that is a "nest")

My side table (just a decorator table covered with a tablecloth until I find a better one) is the perfect spot to add some fall decor.

Lit candles make the room seem even cozier.

Hot coffee with a blueberry muffin and some honeydew melon makes the perfect snack.

Across from my big chair is this bookcase which used to be an ugly faux pine colour but Mr. D. painted it black for me. He also put in a small flat screen TV on the middle shelf.

Some pumpkins and a clock on the top shelf.

A scarecrow and a pumpkin in the midst of two hydrangea prints sit on the bottom shelf.

In this pic above, do you see the closet door beside the bookcase?

This is what is inside - a dish pantry that Mr. Delight built for me.

Not a very good pic as I had already started packing up, but this gives you an idea of what the room looked like before it became my "nest".

I spend so many hours in this tiny room in our house and just love it!  I love the coziness of the small space and that it has my pretties in it, both the ones I've added and the ones YOU have for me to look at on my computer! 
Special thanks to my dear hubby for fixing up the room and letting it be totally mine!

I'm linking up to some fabulous blog memes this weekend and hope you'll check them out!

Inspiration Friday at Southern in My Heart

A Few of My Favorite Things Saturdays at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello my friend...

Ohhh...I just love your nest!!! It's pretty and cozy...the perfect place to brainstorm! Love your comfy leather chair...and that beautiful desk! Girlfriend, you have decorated your nest sooo beautifully and I really enjoyed your autumn pretties! Ohhh...can't forget that gorgeous chandelier! You picked that from a tire store? Love it!!! Hehe! You know, my step-son decided to move his room to the basement a couple of years ago and I took over his old bedroom. I did the exact same thing as you...made me a nest! All of my favorite things are in that little room!

Well, dear lady...thank you so much for sharing your beautiful office with us! Such a treat!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Natasha said...

Your post today was full of cozy corners, pretty tablescapes and lovely things! I loved every bit it.

Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

Beautiful room! Lovely vignettes...wonderfully warm nest.

Deb said...

Looks soooo comfortable!!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Looks like the perfect nest to me.. I am so happy for you that your space is one of peace and beauty...

Susan said...

I LOVE your nest!!! I wish I had a room like yours! You have decorated it beautifully and I'm jealous of your big, ole chair and ottoman!! I know you have many hours of enjoyment in your nest. Thanks for sharing.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

A GORGEOUS spot just for you!! I LOVE that your hubby helped make this nest for you..he must be a GREAT guy. Oh, and when my 2 youngest leave home, I can just invision turning their closets into *dish pantries*!


Sue@sprucelakecottage said...

What a wonderful place to nest. Your hubby did a good job. I love your big chair and ottoman...looks like a good place to read or even take a nap! I really enjoy your blog...have a good day. Sue in Ohio

Vanessa said...

Wow! What a transformation! I'm pretty sure I have that same Emilie Barnes Book. :-) Thank you so much for linking this up to my Inspiration Friday party and for becoming a new friend! Your home is just so lovely and I look forward to seeing more of it and of you here in blogland!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

You have such a lovely home. The pumpkins on the shelf are too cute. Wonderful photos.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your room. It is perfect. I may try to fix a corner for me in the guest room. That would be perfect. Just my very own spot. Yours is decorated so beautifully. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Oh my what a lovely room to rest and unwind at the end of the day!!The chandelier is absolutely gorgeous - they always make a room look like a million bucks!!

I love you dish pantry and am spying your gorgeous china on the second shelf - right= oh those look just like something I would have!!

bee blessed

bj said...

This is a beautiful have done a fabulous job..

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there!! What a gorgeous room!! I love the china closet- great idea! Thanks for linking up at my Feathered Nest party this weekend! I would love it if you would come back soon! :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a wonderful before and after!
It's cozy, warm and the colors work beautifully!
Love the desk too!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Got room for a second egg in that nest??? Love everything! It's just a beautiful, warm space-I'm happy for you:@)

very merry vintage style said...

What a lovely nest! It's so nice to have a place in your home of your very own, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm so glad I visited yous as well. Beautiful banner with the pumpkin & candle centerpiece.

Kathleen said...

What a great little spot. You did a great job, dh too! Good to go and relax after a day's work! Just lovely!

Sarah said...

Your "nest" looks like a wonderful spot to spend time doing the things that you enjoy. I'm envious of that dish closet. ~ Sarah

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh it is such a wonderful space! I could definitely nest in there (and probably never come out except to get a bite to eat now and then and maybe use the bathroom). I'm so glad you linked this space to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

xinex said...

What a beautiful comfy room. How sweet of your hubby to do it just the way you like it. Love the transformation and decor!...Christine

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love your nest! It's beautiful... I am going to have room like that some day! I have to wait a while though because my 'Messy Marvin' is only 9 yrs. old. I love the comfy chair, the desk and the tv. Perfect! I don't think I would ever come out of there! LOL! Angie xo

Trini @ martrini madness said...

Love your blog. Here is my little nest.

Pinky said...

I am just seeing this and waanted to say how lovely is your nest! My "nest" is a SMALL little space in one guest room. I ahve a TV and this small table for my computer and the rest of the room is a leather sleeper sofa and a large desk/bookshelf that my hubby built for my daughter when she was younger. I keep all my treasured family photos on the shelves now. Hope you are having a great weekend! XO, Pinky

Donna said...

Your nest is SO beautiful! I just love how you've decorated your special place. I'm so glad I ran across your blog.

Cheap Rugs Maria said...

You have the most darling home! If i had space like yours I'll probably never leave. Not even to eat. Teehee

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

You have a lovely and elegant spot to blog from. Love the comfy leather chair and I have pumpkin soup dishes similar to yours. Love the dish cupboard!

At Judy's Table said...

love your nest.I look for inspiration weekly. Did you update your bathrooms awhile back. I am just about to redo mine and I saw come great ideas. Sorry to bother you if this was not yours.
from Bedford

Bonnie said...

Perusing your blog and was impressed with your blogging nest. You and your husband did a lot of work getting it ready. I love your dish pantry and am in need of one myself.