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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Can you tell alot about a person by the books they read??

What if that person likes TONS of books?? What does that say? :) 99% of mine are how-to and not non-fiction although I do love a sweet love story, seems as though I don't make time to read fiction. Now if you want to tell me how to make a coat hook from an old door knob and a plank of wood, that's for me!! You can see from my collection that I love so many things. Plus I have more in my artroom....this big ol' bookcase my grandfather made (the artist) and I just love it ~ we have it on one wall of our bedroom and it's just chock full!!









I love these old button cards ~ just look at the graphics!! These are going back on my inspiration board in my artroom as soon as I pull it back down from the high spot that I've placed it . . .


A visitor to our yard the other day ~ you really got love turtles (and crab grass too!) He was headed straight for the street and Noah rescued him.



Noah and Ellie are placing him in the edge of the woods ~ a much safer place than our cul-de-sac!!

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday! xxoo, Dawn

31 comments:

vikki said...

hi sweet friend ~ love the button cards! they are soo sweet. i love buttons! your books look so nice and organized ~ great collection. fun to see noah, the turtle rescuer and ellie having a good time. have a creative, lovely wednesday! love, blessings, and hugs, vikki ♥

Mo said...

Dawn, I am like you and like to fill my bookshelves with nonfiction delights. There's nothing like sitting down with a inspiring gardening or decorating book and a hot cup of tea.

Lori said...

that's a lotta books Dawn!!! wow...i love your button cards:) the one with the baby is especially cute!

Susan said...

I love your shelves! I just wrote yesterday abour organizing mine! Not finished but getting there! Looks to me like we like the same books! Take a peek at mine if you have time!

madrekarin said...

I just counted and I have 17 how-to books. Now, after seeing the picture of your shelves, I'd say that's about 1/100 of your collection! lol
Love all the button cards. There's such a sweetness to them. Especially the one with the baby at the top.
I'm heading to B.A.M. to get your magazine today. :)

Vanessa said...

That's a lot of books! I love books, too, but I don't have quite that many:) I also love your button cards. Stop by my blog because I am having a give away. There are some button cards and other things I think you would enjoy.

Storybook Woods said...

I spy with my little eye "My Bookhouse" those are such special books. Clarice

Deb said...

What a fabulous collection of books Dawn and gorgeous bookcase! How fantastic that your granddad built it. A wall of books sounds ideal to me too :-}

Charm & Grace said...

There is something about bookshelves that just makes me know all is right with the world. Books are like friends to me, and the more the merrier! I love getting to peek at the actual titles of yours, and I have to say that we are similar in that most of mine beside my bed are non-fiction. And then there's the stack of Victoria magazines... ahhh, now that's comfort.

Blessings,
Christi

The Robin's Nest said...

Oh my goodness - Did I die and go to book heaven? I love your book room and your pick of books too. And what a wonderful wonderful book shelf your grandfather made~Priceless.
The turtle is cute and by the way...My daughter is having a baby in December and if it's a boy she will name him Noah... I love that name.
Take Care,
Robin

Abbie said...

Hi Dawn!
I love vintage/antique button cards too! come check out our blog www.buttonfloozies.blogspot.com
What I wouldn't give to spend a lazy day lying on your studio floor (if it's like mine, there isn't room!) and browsing through all the books!
xoxo~
Abbie

Charmingdesigns said...

Hi Dawn. Love your pictures..I put a picture on my blog...just for you! Oh what would we do if we didn't have all these wonderful books!!! Laurie

rivergardenstudio said...

What wonderful shots of your bookshelves! I also love your old buttons...I have a small collection as well...Roxanne

Myrna said...

Wish we lived closer so we could swap and share books!!Think of how much money we'd save!! ;-)
I like a good romance novel now and then...have you heard of Francine Rivers? She writes wonderful Christian romance novels that can just make you swoon...

papel1 said...

I love books and buttons. I have lots of arts and craft type books, but do mix it with fiction. I love reading novels. But once in awhile I mix them with library books and thats where I am going today. The button cards are great! I too collect buttons.
Judy

Miss Sandy said...

Dawn,
I see that our bookshelves could be best friends! We have similar tastes in books and have many of the same titles! I think I must be sick, seriously, my husband just called and offered to take me to a neighboring city to my favorite book store, which is not his favorite thing to do, and I said, "I don't think so!" I'm off to take my temperature and to rethink that offer!

Rose said...

Dear friend, you collection of books remind me of mine. I enjoy your blog. Rose.

Vicki said...

Hmmm...I could spend a nice weekend looking through that library of beautiful books...Vicki at Hollyhocks.typepad.com

LivingTheLife said...

Dawn,
I am embarrassed to say I am so behind on my blogging...but I DO always manage to visit your blog...even if I don't have time to leave a comment.

I just love books...I think they bring a room to life...to me they make a room seem homey...and I love that! I think I would love all your books, too...I have several...but I must say...you win! I know where to go if I ever need to check out a "how to book"!

Tell Noah...Thanks from one animal lover to another...great rescue! Oh! and that sweet Ellie...she just melts my heart.

Hugs and blessings...
Teresa

Renna said...

I recognized many of the books on your shelves as being the same ones that I have on mine. No wonder I'm so drawn to your blog!

I love finding a turtle. It's been a thrill for me for as far back in my childhood as I can remember. I've not run across any this year yet, but I did find one on a busy road last summer. I was headed across town at the time and didn't really have time to deal with it, so I just picked him (her?) up and put him in the car. I had to drive by my son's work on the way to my appointment, so I stopped off there and gave him the turtle. Knowing his tender heart toward animals and wild creatures, I knew he'd take care of it. He kept it in a box until he left work, then stopped off at some woods and deposited it safely there. ;-)

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

I would be in 7th heaven with all your books!
Diane

Brenda Kula said...

You just listed two of my favorite possessions in the world: books and buttons! I wish I could find more old button cards!
Brenda

Diane said...

Dawn, Like you, I can't get enough books! Magazines too! How nice to sit in a comfy chair in a quiet corner with a beautifully illustrated book and a cup of tea....

Diane

Debi said...

Hi Dawn,
Thanks so much for your post :-)WOW all your books are so organized!!! I dream of having my bookcases like that! I never find much time for non fiction either. A cook book, how to book or art book is the best for me!Love your visitor! We had one a few weeks ago and took him back to the creek across the road.Makes life exciting when yo never know who is going to visit!
Loved reading your blog as always!
Big hugs,
Debi

Cottage Rose said...

I thought I had lots of books wow. I love your books, I buy lots of how to and decorating painting quilting and lots and lots more. Love the button cards very cute. Have a great day.
Hugs;
Alaura

FrenchGardenHouse said...

You have so many of my favorites on your shelves, too, Dawn! Kindred spirits, kindred books. Although I do love to read fiction, too. Hope you are having a happy wednesday, sweet friend.
xo lidy

Naturegirl said...

Oh Thank you to NOAH!! What a wonderful rescue!! Clapping! :)NG

Shopgirl said...

Your book collection looks like mine. I used to have more but I began giving them to my two daughter-in-Laws and daughter. I had stacks of Country Living Mags too. I couldn't get enough of Martha Stewart, she was the one person that understood it was okay to create something from nothing, and make it shine.
What a wonderful little visiter you had, knowing me I would have named him and kept him on the farm.
Thank you Dawn, I just love what you do. Hugs, mary

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Dawn, I think we could run a contest on who has the most creative books and magazine. I can't get rid of one!!! If I start looking at one close to bedtime, my mind gets going with all the ideas I want to create. There goes another sleepless night.
Love that you saved the turtle and the buttons.
Hugs,
Bonnie

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I could get lost on those shelves!

Dixie Redmond said...

Hey! We have a lot of the same books!

Dixie

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