The Library {Indoor Photography}

Hello, dears!

Today I have a different sort of photoshoot for you. While I was taking pictures for my Day in the Life post, I found a bunch of interesting subjects in our library and just kept snapping as I walked around. πŸ˜› I usually prefer nature photography, but it was fun to capture the texture of man-made things and the character of our old farmhouse from the inside. I hope you enjoy the tour!

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Even though we have have bookshelves in other rooms, this is the “official” library because of the two big built-in bookshelves we moved in from our old house, and the sofa + chairs for reading on.

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Dad’s set of Great Books looks very library-ish, doesn’t it?

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We recently found this model ship at an auction. Isn’t it neat? It fits well with the old-fashioned vibe in this room, even though the rest of the house is more of a modern farmhouse style. Megan made a picture to go here with part of the “no frigate like a book” poem. πŸ™‚

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I love the details on this ship! Also this picture!

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Of course I had to take pictures of the piano. Something about them is just very photogenic, even when they’re plain.

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I love how you can see the letters reflected in the keys!

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Sadly, it’s not the best quality piano, but it still works. πŸ˜›

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Mirror shots are so much fun.

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I love these figurines. ❀

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Tom the cat was laying around in the way while I took pictures, so…

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We also got this neat chest from the same auction where we got the ship! I love the texture and character. Doesn’t it look like something you’d dig up on the beach or find in a cave?

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I have no clue why the “4” is there. A mystery…

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This lamp stand is a little strange, but makes for an interesting subject. πŸ˜›

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I like this one. πŸ™‚ I’ve showed this gallery wall before, I think; it’s mostly composed of old letters we found in a log cabin on our farm.

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Mom also included a few extended-family pictures among the letters. This one looks like something from an old book!

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I can’t believe the beautiful handwriting on some of the letters and ledgers! It’s so pretty that it’s hard to read. πŸ˜›

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I hope you enjoyed looking around our library! It’s quite a cozy room although I mostly go in it when I play piano. πŸ™‚

Would you like to see more indoor photography like this? Which photo was your favorite? Do you play an instrument?

Thanks so much for reading, dears, and have a lovely day!


P. S. Photos taken with my Nikon D3400, using a 35mm lens. Edited with


79 thoughts on “The Library {Indoor Photography}

  1. I love the model ship and those letters! Your home looks amazing and your photos are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. I play the guitar, although I would love to learn how to play the piano. πŸ˜ƒ

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  2. Ahh, I just want to curl up in there with a good book and read. XD What a lovely room! I love the photos of the model ship – they look like something out of an old movie. πŸ˜€

    -Clara ❀

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  3. Only two bookshelves??? 😧 hehe… in my house our entire basement is lined with bookshelves, and there’s at least four upstairs. I can’t imagine a house without books, can you??

    I love seeing the inside of your house too! It looks so nice while still being comfortable and homey at the same time.

    I play violin, cello, and piano, and the list of instruments I want to learn is…. very long. 😏 Maybe someday?

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    1. HAHA, WOW! But yeah, we definitely have more bookshelves, just not in the library. There’s a little loft area above the Great Room that is just lined with bookshelves and holds a lot of books, but there’s not much room to read them there. I KNOW, right? That would be weird.

      Why thank you! πŸ™‚

      That’s super neat! I love cello music. πŸ™‚ Hee hee!


  4. AHHHHHHH PRETTY HOUSE PRETTY PHOTOS. Allison, I’m just like, obSESSED with your house, you know that. Help, I want to go baaaaaaack! I loved getting to see the ship and stuff since I hadn’t seen them yet. And I LOVE the gallery wall, oh my. HELP. When I have my house, YOU’RE HELPING ME DECORATE.

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    1. D’AWWWWW. THAT MADE ME SMILE. I’m so glad you like our house, dear – so do I! XD AND YES I AM MOST DEFINITELY HELPING YOU DECORATE. *nods*


  5. Ahhhh. That looks so peaceful and cozy! That ship is so cool!! I really like the pictures of the ship! πŸ˜€ This was such a cool post! πŸ˜€

    -Laura ❀ πŸ˜‰

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  6. Yes, yes, more indoor photography! I love it. πŸ™‚
    THE CHEST. That is the coolest thing ever, just gonna state my opinion there. BECAUSE TI LOOKS SO PIRATE-Y. πŸ˜€
    We have an old photo of extended family a lot like that one! I find them kind of fascinating, for an unknown reason. πŸ˜› Do you?

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  7. This is so cooooooool! I’ve always wanted a library at my house! That ship is so cool! I love mini models of really realistic stuff. XD And I love what you guys did with those antique letters! I swear your house should be in a magazine or something. XD

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  8. Apparently, I didn’t receive notifications for a lot of your posts, so I’m just reading through them all now. XD I absolutely love your library – it feels so vintage and amazing. πŸ˜€

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  9. I can’t believe how beautiful this is! Definitely a big inspiration to me, as it looks so cozy and so much like a proper library. I love your collection of Great Books: we never used that series (I was homeschooled!) though I’ve read a fair amount of the content, I know. I’ve been meaning to start checking the series out at my public library to learn more!

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    1. Aww, thank you! That’s so neat! I’ll be you have read a lot of the content. *nods* We didn’t actually use the series for homeschooling either, but we definitely read a lot of classics, which I’m grateful for.

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  10. Amazing photos, Allison!! You have such an interesting way of capturing ordinary objects in a new light. As a pianist, I especially loved the shots of the piano the best…especially when you were “playing”. ❀

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