My (Irish) Victorian Library

I think I’ll tell you about my library which is upstairs.  I have sometimes called it the landing room or the junk room.  It’s finally looking like an actual room since I had an Amish friend help me work on it.  This room will have an Irish theme.  The walls are green (imagine that!) and the furniture is mostly Victorian.  The library is my Victorian room.  Since my husband is 6’7″, Victorian furniture doesn’t really suit him too well.  Since he isn’t a bookworm either, I guess it doesn’t matter!

This room had old grasscloth (“faux” or real?  I don’t know!) wallpaper with dark and peeling seams.  That’s all gone now and so is the ugly old beige carpet.  My husband painted the walls and put a beautiful hardwood floor in here.  Here is a picture of my (Irish) Victorian library:


I’m just joking!  This old picture had a caption:  “The housekeeper was sacked last week.”  I wish I had a housekeeper!  Here are some real pictures of my library:

Here is the library table without any books on it!      Screenshot_2016-03-16-17-42-08


Here is the lovely light fixture from the 70s (ugh!) that I’m going to replace with the Victorian old-timey fan light in the stairwell:        CIMG0164

Here is one bookcase with books!       CIMG0163

Now I just want to curl up with a good book and a cup of Earl Grey tea.

From the big city to a country town

I live in a Queen Anne Victorian house with my husband, son, and beagle in a very small town in rural Pennsylvania.  We live in Amish country, but it’s not touristy here.  I just love seeing all the horses in and around town.  We lived in Philadelphia before moving here almost seven years ago.  What a change!  It was like going back in time, which was a good feeling for an old-fashioned girl like me.