Sunday, June 9, 2013

Books are for Stacking!

 I have a metal and wicker tea cart that has been
waiting for me to create some sort of
interesting display since I moved the large plant
that usually sits there,
outside for the summer.
I have several pretty pots of violets
to put on it,
but kept thinking I needed to find
some sort of risers to get some different heights.

Before Buttermilk Cottage I had lots of
bookcases, overflowing with books.
Sadly, that's not the case here.
My library has been edited to only
those books I cannot bear to part with,
even though they have been read, 
often several times.
Those books are stashed in a basket
on top of a wardrobe.
I have decided to put them to work!

Since space is a factor,
I have started using as much white as possible
for decor accessories.
It seems to add less "chatter."

Why not make some white paper covers for my books?

In just a couple of minutes
I had a whole stack of
white books.

Perfect for displaying the violets
on my tea cart!

This creates a much more interesting display
than just placing the violets all on one level!
And, I love the idea of using what I already have.

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Betty said...

I was the same way. I had bookcases with books, but I decided I needed the space and gave away all but the ones I just could not. I have them all over the house stack too. I love what you did with yours. Beautiful idea.

Marilyn said...

The books look great! I recently helped clean out my dear MIL and FIL's home to prepare it for selling and brought home a set of books. They'd be nice with covers on them as they are all the same size. I'll need to get busy.♥♫

Junkchiccottage said...

Your tea cart is adorable and I love the white covers on your books. Great idea.

Michelle said...

What a cute cart and display :)
I love to decorate with stacks of books too, and magazines I seem to have a forever growing collection of home magazines!

the cape on the corner said...

what a great way to use those much loved books! I have stacks all over the house as decorative items.

Sarah said...

This makes a pretty stack on your tea cart. Love your blue and white ceramics!

Martha said...

It's a nice vignette -- and of course, I adore blue and white!

Jenna LaFevor said...

Great use of books! I have lots stacked around my house too! Thanks for partying with us at Give Me The Goods Monday!
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Timothy Paul said...

I just moved into my new apartment with my fiance and i thought "what am i going to do to make this place look nice." Now after seeing this blog i know now. Thank you :)


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