Thursday, October 18, 2007
A love of books!
I have loved seeing how many bloggers use books when decorating. I love books and use them throughout the house. I think there is nothing like a stack of old books to give you the right color, height and effect you need on a table. Here are just a few places in my home where I have books. First, on my sidetable which I have set up as a desk, I have my collection of red vintage books between dog bookends and a few specials ones sitting out with one of my pairs of antique eyeglasses. I love collecting eyeglasses and opera glasses although they have become very pricey.
I keep a book which looks good with season on an easel by my woodstove. It is fun to have the book there to look through it whenever you like. Having it sit out means you grab it to brouwse through more often. This is a book of vintage Halloween art/postcards.
These are fake books which are storage containers. I bought them for the quirkiness of them. I have them set up for a pretty vingette on my bookshelves.
A bedroom is an unmissable place for books for me. I keep a tray filled with paperbacks which I have to read yet. It looks fun on the corner of the bed during the day. I read each morning and like having these on hand when I do finish a book. I pass many of my books on to my mother so I keep the ones I read on a shelf in our computer room.
On my nightstand are two books. First I keep my copy of Simple Abundance there and also my current read. Right now I am reading "Prospect Street" by Emilie Richards which I can recommend.
How could I not include one of the most talked about books for bloggers! I love my copy of "The French~Inspired Home" by Kaari Meng so much that I have it out on my bench in the bedroom to look through it everyday.
I will leave you with a favorite book saying of mine:
"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."
~~ Charles W. Eliot ~~