Monday, February 3, 2014

Layering items on my Bookshelves


I love bookshelves and I love books! Here in my living room I have a set of shelves in oak, live the barrister bookcases. I had only books on the shelves. It seemed boring to me so I stated to layer items. First I added the basket on a few books laying down then added my vintage basket.   


Why not add some of my favorite items in front as well? My collection of velvet Victorian what nots where tucked away and deserved to be shown. They fit perfectly in front of the books and had room for a few paperweights. As most of the subjects of these books are England. London and royals the Victorian era velvets remind me of Doyle's Sherlock Homes books. Watson, I need the perfect magnifying glass to finish the display.
thanks for coming by.
Karen

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7 comments:

acorn hollow said...

your shelves look so nice.
Cathy

Julie Marie said...

Your shelves look fabulous sweet friend... I love books and old baskets... put them together and... sigh... xoxo Julie Marie PS Hello Krumpet!...

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Old books, baskets, and your felt pieces (love them!) ... makes for a great combination on your shelves. Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
Blessings,
Cindy

Karen Doyle said...

thanks Julie Marie,
you always say the nicest things and say them so eloquently!
so nice when you visit!
Karen

Karen Doyle said...

my pleasure Cindy, I love your Amaze Me Monday parties. Wonderful inspiration on your features and fun,
Karen

Karen Doyle said...

Thank you so much Cathy, how really nice of you to say. I was worried a bit they looked to cluttered, thanks again,
Karen

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