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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Book love ~

From the looks of our home....I cannot deny my true love for books!!!
They are EVERYWHERE!
I use them in decorating, in my artwork and
even sometimes to read :)

I don't really read novels but love
artist, educational, how-to and decorating books....
And of course I cannot resist an old, tattered book too!










I saw this display at Paris Market in Savannah, GA and loved it!



One of my newest books ~


Wonderful book gifts from Lisa....



Yummy ledger books....


















And a book that I can't wait to get my hands on....




And one more book I can't wait to buy....
the title is so WONDERFUL and has become my motto for life!!

A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of A Misspent Life:
How to live creatively with collections,
clutter, work, kids, pets, art, etc...
and stop worrying about everything
being perfectly in its place.





I just wanted to spread a little book love today!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday precious friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn

27 comments:

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet Dawn,
uuhh love all your worn, shappy,and wonderfull looking old books-
and love how beautifull you displayed them dear, mine are on the floor in my work-room ,lol-
Love the Treasured Notions-bought it myseld,too
Wishing you, dear friend, a wonderfull wednesday,
love and hugs, Dorthe

vicki said...

What a wonderful post Dawn - the photos of the books are just amazing - the old and worn ones have such character - and I, also love the look of books everywhere!

Vicki

Aoife.Troxel said...

I love books, and these are prime specimens :)

Rebecca said...

You've definitely succeeded in spreading a little "book love"! I share your passion .

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You've got such a great collection of books, Dawn! The covers are fantastic {and I see a few titles I wouldn't mind reading either}! I never find any good ones like these at Goodwill. I guess I'm looking in the wrong place.

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Oh my goodness!! Your photos are fab and I felt right at home as we too have a love of books. Well, two out of five of us do. That's more than enough to fill all the shelves, treasures volumes, tattered volumes, reference volumes etc. Wish we could visit and spend a lovely afternoon just browsing and being inspired. I love the Treasured Notions book too. Just looking at it gets me all inspired. Thanks for sharing!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Well you sure did spread some book love! LOVE your post today and your photos are great! Books, of all kinds are always finding their way into my home. I always have the newest one on preorder:)
~Debra XXX
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

LP Vintage said...

I always enjoy your posts but don't often comment but today I just have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you are spreading book love. In my home, I'm always trying to keep my book stash under control in case I move house some day. Maybe I should just give myself permission to surround myself with them - but I think dh would have a comment or two about that!

Anji Johnston said...

What a treat for my eyes this morning! I think I must love books as much as you but mine aren't nearly half as organized. Time for some organization!! Thank you Dawn for your ever inspiring posts - they make my day!

Miss Sandy said...

Be still my heart! I love books, old and new. When I was little I wanted to live in our public library. That last one looks like one I need to check out! Thanks for the tip. Have a great day!

Jann said...

I've loved books all my life . . . they are precious to me. So glad you shared this post and all the wonderful pictures!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh, me too!
I absolutely love to decorate with old, tattered books. They lend such an air of history and sophistication, don't ya think?

Great photos!

Big hugs,
Anne

Vee said...

We share a love of old books and not necessarily for the reading of them, but for the look of them. I see that we even have some of the same books! Interesting...

Carol Bass @ A Bird in Hand said...

Dawn - I love your display with the books in the suitcase bottom. It is so clever....and I love "clever!!!!"

Claudia said...

I believe that last book was written just for me!

xo
Claudia

Vicki K. said...

That Perfectly Kept House book caught my eye too. It should be fun! Are you still recovering from the big event on Saturday?

Everything Coastal said...

Nice to see someone else has my addiction! Great post -

Caron

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

I loved those photos of old, tattered books.
I'm with you - i can't pass them up.
Some, i like to tear the "hardback" off and expose the aged spine, stack about 3 and tie with string or ribbon that's been aged. Mmmmm.

Thanks for sharing - you made my day!

kluless said...

I love this post - got lost in some of those great photos! Thank you for sharing.

Thespa said...

I'm right there with you Dawn. Everyone in my family reads novels etc but I'm drawn to the artsy books, and of course the irresistible "old books"! Love your ledgers. If I could have a room (after my studio is built of course) just to use for anything I would make a library, how cool would that be!

julie miller said...

I have that same weakness too!! I especially love decorating books--and the good old tattered ones!! Thanks for sharing your lovely collections! Julie

Romeo said...

Oh yes, books. A definite weakness. I'll keep "her" on a leash so "she" doesn't sneak over and start rummaging through all your books. I tried to send "her" to book gatherers' anonymous, but "she" collected everyone's manuals and ran out the door with them. They called me and asked me to keep the doors locked so "she" couldn't do that to them again. *sigh* And now "she" is drooling over the new book titles you mentioned....hope no one gets hurt as "she" runs over to the Amazon site to add them to the wish list.....

I hope you are having a grand week Dawn!

Purrs!

Romeo

Beth Leintz said...

Dawn- I'm with you, I've really gotten into using books as props and craft inspiration. Love that display from the shop in Savannah. With all your great pictures, you could put together a book about decorating with books. I'd buy it!

ByLightOfMoon said...

I love the written word also! I cannot get enough of them. I was watching a movie the other day and grabbed my notepad, to make notes, just written words to let my thoughts be gathered on what I was seeing. It was the Book of Eli and a fabulous movie for its meanings!

Cherish what we have and take nothing for granted.

You photos bring smiles to me, your neatness and cabinetry for storage, Your creations! SO inspiring!
Smiles, Cyndi

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love old books...with a passion! how cute to have them displayed in the suitcase! ♥

Marcia Antle said...

Oh my, my, my, you certainly DO have a lot of books. But they are so cool to decorate with. Have a great weekend, Sweet Friend!
QueenMarcy

The Rustic Victorian said...

What a yummie post Miz Dawn, I love your studio and collections. Such eye candy!
oxoo
Marcie

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