Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bookish Pleasures








If you're like me, you probably have piles of books in almost every room of your house — I'm getting to the stage where really I need to start editing my collection, but this can be very difficult because to me it feels like parting with old friends.

I love bookcases packed full of beautiful books - hardcovers, paperbacks, rare first editions .... the list is endless! What's the saying - "you can never be too thin, too rich or have too many silk shirts"; my take - "you can never be too thin, too rich or have have too many books".
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Image 1 - Unknown Image 2 - Cabbages and Roses Image 3 - Daniel Farmer @ Sarah Kaye Representation Images 4 & 6 - Country Homes & Interiors Magazine Image 5 - Claudia Miyer Image 7 - Grey Crawford

8 comments:

  1. Oh, I love books and this is a great roundup! I've had that third pic in my inspiration files - love it - but that one with the red wall really caught my eye! That pattern on the chair, white pieces on the top, the lamp and table. How perfect!

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  2. I am definitely afflicted with Book Love too! In bookshelves, in piles, in baskets or on tables... all are beautiful!

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  3. Leigh, I feel exactly the same way about my books. Can't bear to part with them - they just keep piling up about the house! I love all these bookshelves, but particularly love the bookshelf/image with all the little chairs sitting atop the bookshelf. Lee :)

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  4. Hmmm...I'm guilty of having too many books too. But I prefer them arranged by color and then by size, not by subject...does that make me weird? I hope not. Your 5th image is more my preference.

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  5. I couldn't agree more - I have books all over the place, in every room of the house...
    One of the saddest moments of my life was when I lost several boxes of books in an attic fire at our previous home...never been able to replace them, sadly...

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  6. Leigh, I found your blog today; I love it. It was one exhale after another, thank you. Books, books, books, I cherish my books. Please keep blogging. jane

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  7. I could never edit my collection! I love my piles of books. We actually just finished building floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, which I am looking forward to filling over time. But I also use book piles as pedestals for plants and frames. Makes me feel smart, I suppose;)

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