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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Accessorized Bookcases

 Happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a wonderful day today! It sure is warm here in Arkansas. I'm going to get outside in a little while and do some yard work. There is always something to do at this time of the year.

I have been meaning to show you my bookcases since I reworked them. Actually,they are always a work in progress. As you can see I have quite a few to play with. When we built the house the bookcases were an upgrade..of course! However, it was an upgrade I just had to have.


As you can see I use a little bit of everything in my bookcases. I try to create interest with different shapes, color, textures and movement.

One thing I learned in a decorating class was to create different levels to add interest and movement. This could be done when doing a vignette on a table or mantle too. When everything is the same level it is not as interesting.  

I am really into butterflies lately. I found two of the metal butterfly pictures in Dallas and love them. I also added a touch of blue with the ceramic jar I found at Hobby Lobby.

I found this painting at an antique mall the other day for $20! It says hand painted by Robert Grace on the back. Even if it's a print it was worth it...I love it!   
The mirrored birdcage is one of my favorite accessories. There is another touch of the blue in the pot.


Here is the "B" I painted that I showed you the other day. I found the glass ball (bubble)with sand and shells at T.J. Maxx. Isn't it cool? It kind of reminds me of a snow globe.

The tray in the back used to be a table before it got knocked over by Sugar the fat cat! I almost threw it away , but then it hit me to take the legs off and make it into a tray.

I guess I will leave these bookcases alone for a little while...it's always fun changing them up. Although, one change calls for another!

Have a great day!


25 comments:

Stacey said...

Kristen, your bookshelves are beautiful. The mix of items you have is perfect.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

GORGEOUS Kristen!!! LOVE!!!

It's All Connected said...

Tins of interest in your bookcase vignettes and they have a great, summery look!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous displays Kristen! Your living room belongs in a magazine!! Have a great weekend, we're having great weather here in NY too:)

Savvy Seasons said...

So pretty, Kristen. I love the colors and I like the different shapes and textures. I also agree, this room is *so* magazine worthy, well done!

Enjoy the weekend! xo ~Liz

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen how pretty! I love what you did with the acessories. I WISH I had bookcases like yours. Gorgeous, gorgeous job!

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Becca said...

Your bookcases looks beautiful ... as always, you did a wonderful job accessorizing! Gorgeous vignettes!

NanaDiana said...

Your bookcases are just beautiful. I love the way you have staged them...books and items of interest combined. Great job! xo Diana

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Great bookshelves! I love evrything you have in it, it's just perfect, such pretty elelemnts! Love it Kristen! Have a nice Sunday.
FABBY

Designs By Pinky said...

I LOVE how you have accessorized these bookshelves! Love the varying heights and textures. All the choices you made are perfect. Beautifully done. XO, Pinky

Shelia said...

HI Kristen! Your bookshelves looks gorgeous! I have a similar arrangement on either side of my fireplace but one set has glass doors. I think it was a gun cabinet for the folks who lived here before. Anyway, bookshelves are so hard for me to do. I just keep poking things in them! I need you to come on over and help me! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Suzy said...

LOVE your bookcases, Kristen! You did a wonderful job of accessorizing them. Your bookcases look similar in size to my big ole bookcase/entertainment center and your post has given me the inspiration that I need to paint them and get rid of the huge brown blob!

Anonymous said...

Hallo Kristen.
Ik volg je op de blog en vind alles erg mooi wat je maakt. Maar misschien kun je me helpen? ik woon in Nederland en wil heel graag de stoffen kopen van Mesh deco, om kransen te maken. Waar kan ik dit kopen in Nederland. Misschien kan iemand mij helpen.Laat een berichtje achter op uit de blog.
Hartelijk dank.
Repelsteeltje uit Holland.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Kristen.
Ik volg je op de blog en vind alles erg mooi wat je maakt. Maar misschien kun je me helpen? ik woon in Nederland en wil heel graag de stoffen kopen van Mesh deco, om kransen te maken. Waar kan ik dit kopen in Nederland. Misschien kan iemand mij helpen.Laat een berichtje achter op uit de blog.
Hartelijk dank.
Repelsteeltje uit Holland.

Diane said...

Kristen, I have said it before and will say it again - you are so talented!!! The bookcases are gorgeous and your choice of items paired together are absolutely perfect and belongs in a magazine!

Patti said...

Your room is lovely and I think all of your displays are just beautiful!

Debbie Booth said...

Kristen looks beautiful. You have such a lovely style of decorating and I always love coming by and seeing what you are doing. Your book cases are wonderful. Love the vignettes.
Blessings,
Debbie

Bedroom Wallpaper said...

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Decoratopia said...

Such a nice job of decorating your bookcases! I love creating vignettes anywhere, but especially in my bookcases.

Connie said...

This post is very helpful. I get bored with my bookcases at least twice a year so now I have something to refer to. Yours are beautiful ...not too crowded and busy...just right.
I love the Robert Grace painting. It's a real treasure.

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Paula said...

You have a lovely home, but as a life long bibliophile, I am always disturbed by bookcases without BOOKS! My mother, also, fills the bookcases with everything else, but I just don't get it.

Patti Edwards said...

I was looking for bookshelf ideas for my sister-in-law who is too far away for me to personally shop with her. After pinning several pins in Pinterest, I found your bookshelf and ultimately your blog. I love the look of your bookshelves the most and I have passed the link to your blog on to her to enjoy and give her great ideas. Thanks!

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