When at my parent's house today I spied some books that I've had my eye on. The books belonged to my sweet mom, who passed away last June. She was an avid reader and had books for as long as I can remember. Paperback novels, mysteries, old classics, you name it, she had it.
We have this giant set of bookcases in our great room (see past post about those HERE). While I do love them and they nicely fill out our huge wall, they lacked, well, books. I have accessories and pictures and other things to fill the shelves, but really no books. Kinda embarrassing. You see most of the books I have are paperback or not bookcase-worthy. I have a few nicer, large "coffee table" type books, but not many. So when I was looking through a bookcase at my parents' house today, I asked my Dad if he cared if I filled up a couple bags of books. Of course he said "yes" so I went about sorting the types, sizes and colors I wanted to use in my bookcases and filled 2 paper bags. When I got home, I set about finding spots for them in my bookcases:
I am loving the yellow horse head above, by the way. It's this weird quirky thing that is sort of out of my comfort zone, but fun. I found him on clearance at Marshall's. I knew the hubby would give me his "look" when he saw him for the first time, but he's grown to love him. At least that's what I'm sayin'.
I still have some work to do on the bookcases, still have shelves to fill and re-arranging to do. I also am working on a strategic way to hide all of the electronic cords before I reveal the whole thing to you all. Soon I will be putting some hints of autumn in there...can't wait. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!
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