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  1. Julia Blakeley says:

    The swing that is outside- what is it attached to?

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      The ceiling of our wraparound porch.

  2. Your reading nook is my favorite! It looks well and happily used – so just by looking you can tell it must be comfy-cozy. Also, you have books! What’s a reading nook without books? Only one other photo has any visible reading material (thank you French Ethereal) but just one posed piece. My ideal nook has multiple books within reach – many people read more than one book at a time. I like having a nice stack of “this is what to read next” handy, too. I also read and enjoyed your “ramble” on cleaning out all the squirreled away treasures. It felt like we were sitting together in your kitchen having a cuppa’. ❤️

    1. Sometimes I really dislike auto correct….. I love you “Reading” nook, not your “trading” nook! Yeesch!

    2. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So true…many readers around here with a couple options each! Glad you enjoyed it! Most used spot in the house, I think:)

  3. Lora, I love all the elements in your reading nook! I pinned your main pin (which I always do for everyone in the PC each month); however, I would pin almost ALL of your photos to various boards for you if I could. For some reason, your Pinterest button doesn’t give any choices other than the one photo. Is that on purpose so there isn’t theft, perhaps?? You have great photos and I’d love to share them. <3

    Enjoy your pretty sitting area and Happy fall,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for pinning, Barbara! I guess I didn’t know only the one could be pinned, but I’m happy if it’s the one that’s “optimized”. That’s supposed to be better, I guess. Oh, technology…changing faster than I can keep up with!

  4. I always enjoy reading your posts Lora. You go into great details and tell me things I never thing about. I’d love to have a sitting area in my kitchen. And with a view like that, it would become my favorite place to be. Hope you can get one of those floor lamps rewired. Glad you could join in this month. Thank you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad you always find something helpful, Cindy! Always love joining in!

  5. Julie Briones says:

    Great tips for a reading nook, Lora… and the suitcases are such a smart idea. Love that view, as well! Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Julie! I love the view, too:)

  6. Lora, I love the idea of creating a seating area in the kitchen. This is so cozy it make me want to start rearranging furniture and review your “must have list” again. Great being on the PC hop with you! Hugs!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Definitely try it, Michelle! Even if you can only fit in 1 cozy chair; you’ll love it!

  7. Marlene Stephenson says:

    The kitchen, what a perfect place to have a cozy area to set and read. Love all your tips, this is the coziest place and pretty too!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene! We love it, and hope it inspires others to do the same:)

  8. What a perfect idea to have a comfy reading chair in the kitchen. Yours is perfect and your 9 essentials are spot on. Love the bookcase holding more books to read too. You really have created the perfect spot to sit, relax and enjoy a book or just enjoy some quiet time.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marty! It is indeed the most popular spot in the house:)

  9. Your kitchen reading nook reminds me of my grandparents’ home. In the kitchen my grandmother had two chairs, a bookshelf, and their tv. It was the coziest place to hang out! My kitchen doesn’t have such an area, but if it did, I’d set one up. I loved reading all of your decorating ideas and seeing your vintage.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m so glad this brought back good memories of your grandparent’s home, Paula:) Sounds like a wonderful childhood memory. Our kitchen is definitely the heart of the home, and this cozy spot makes it so!

  10. I love your tips! They are right on! And I always love your styling!! I love using luggage as end tables and the way you did it looks so great!! I’ve always loved when people have cozy reading spots in their kitchen. I need to see how to fit one in mine!!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Kristin! Even if it’s one comfy upholstered chair where one of your kids or a guest can chat while you’re cooking, you’ll love it!