The Library Stack, Thrift Shop Adventures

Good Morning and The Library Stack

First let me wish you all a “Good Morning”, even if your time zone is greatly different from mine (perhaps you are reading this post before you go to bed!).

Just like in the August 6, 2020 post Good Morning, I would like to give you a “Good Morning” greeting by sharing some photos from my partner John’s morning bike ride, this time from a couple days ago along a reservoir near our house.

Now for the second part of this post, I am going to continue my series of posts about the latest stack of my local library books I’ve borrowed (The Library Stack), and show you the sort of crazy huge stack of books I just got from the library:

I actually took a break from “library stacks” for a while as I was trying to catch up on my backlog of crafting magazines I have to read in my home library. But then my blogging buddy, author and podcaster* (and fellow Beastie owner) Tammie Painter shared her latest “library stack” in her post Itโ€™s Time for An Action-Packed Library Stack and it made me want to go to my library and get my “stacking” on! (I am easily influenced).

(*If you enjoying listening to podcasts check out Tammie’s wonderful The Book Owl Podcast available on the podcast platforms).

In addition to my standard home decorating books (so enjoyable to browse with a pot of tea), I have a couple books in the stack related to my latest obsession – making granny squares (see post Granny Square Madness).

Speaking of granny squares, the other day we stopped at a thrift store when wandering about and I found another cool granny square afghan that needed “rescuing”. Yes – it looked at me with big eyes that said “bring me home Tierney…please…”. (It is okay if you are now rolling your eyes…)

Here is Mike (my rescue dog) with my latest “rescued” afghan:

It’s quite cozy and I had a nice nap under it this weekend.

I can relate to all the work that goes into making granny squares (I’ve made 15 more this weekend of the 43 left to make to complete my first granny square afghan) and I sort of wince to think this ended up in a thrift shop but I guess it was time for me to be its guardian!

Oh and since this post seems filled with rather random things (sunrise photos from a morning bike ride, a library stack, “rescued” granny square afghan, etc.) I will add to the randomness by closing out this post with my new tablecloth and placemats I also picked up from a thrift shop.

The napkins are from World Market and my beloved sunflower center piece is from my friend Michele, but the table cloth and placemats were a couple of dollars investment for a nice new look to our kitchen table!

Okay that’s the end of this random item post, hope you all have a great day!

27 thoughts on “Good Morning and The Library Stack”

  1. Good Morning Tierney! It’s 1.27pm here in England and we’ve just had lunch ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved this post, stunning photos and your home looks wonderful x I hope you are having a great start to autumn … I have so many of your blogs to catch up on x

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  2. I love the latest addition to your afghan family. The green offsets the bright blues so nicely! As for the kitchen table, well…you found a perfect set and it compliments the sunflower centerpiece perfectly. Tell Mike that Razz says ‘hi!’

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  3. Good Morning to you as well! Thank you for sharing the lovely photos! I enjoy seeing and reading about your granny square and book adventures. I can appreciate your love of the afghans. My husbandโ€™s grandmother crocheted one of the โ€œzig-zagโ€ (Iโ€™m sure there is an official name for it) afghans for each of her grandchildren/great-grandchildren before she passed away. We cherish them to this day. The tablecloth you found is definitely a wonderful find. It looks like it was made for your home.

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  4. And a very good morning to you, too. I love eclectic posts like this – though I admit, I wonder how you can possibly have enough time to read all those books! I also really liked the peek out your dining room windows, lovely. Take care my friend.

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  5. This is an excellent way to start off my morning! Lovely photos, and an even more wonderful selection of books. It’d be nice to just spend the day reading through those curled up under the new afghan. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I noticed all the granny square books in the photo and just new it was your latest obsession. Wow the one you bought is so pretty – unusual colors but quite striking. I too have reduced my library stack. At first it was because we couldn’t browse, and could just order online, but now I think I should just be more selective and only get a reasonable number. Let’s see how long I can hold on to that idea!

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  7. have no idea what time of the day/night it was when this was posted…but here some nearly 24 hours later it’s mid-evening (though that only just occurred on w/end when clocks sprung forward) my own body clock isn’t on the same “line out just yet”…

    love your library stack and of course your obsession with afghans…

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  8. Well Good Afternoon- Tuesday14.25pm here. My that is some stack of books , just wonderful for browsing. So glad you rescued the blanket, that must have taken someone a very long time indeed. The sunrise is fabulous. Super post- enjoy a day of randomness.

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