on our bookshelves...


(photos of our books by andrea dozier)

I'm over on Lillian's beautiful blog Unstitched today where she let me talk about our bookshelves and wax poetic about Austen. Check it out here!

PS. Do you have actual bookshelves in your home? We don't yet, so this is the alternative I came up with for now...

14 comments:

Michele said...

Hi Alli! So happy to see Julia and Jane keeping you company! :) We have bookshelves in four rooms of our home, we (me) are a teeny tiny bit book crazy! I would be lost without my library card. Craigslist has amazing deals on beautiful real wood bookshelves regularly. It is where we found all of ours. I need to paint them. Sigh. Someday!

xoxo michele

Mal said...

"My Life in France" is one of my all time favorite books!

We have quite a few bookcases in our home, and they're all stuffed full! Like Michele, my husband and I have a bit of a book addiction!

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rooth said...

I don't have any bookcases so I'm in a situation much like yours. You've certainly done beautifully without them!

sarah said...

So pretty... I believe that books make the best decorations in a home! & Jane Austen's are the best... currently reading Emma! Love her writing so much! :)

Erin {pughs' news} said...

I have an entire room full of bookshelves in our house... it's my very own personal library. Also have a headboard on our bed that is a bookshelf, and stacks at each end of the sofa in our living room. What can I say? I'm a children's librarian, and a bookworm :)

One of my favourite ever quotes: "I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves." - Anna Quindlen


Going to check out your guest post now. Can't resist anything about Austen!

Lisa Maria said...

What great required reading! I love that you use your books as decoration - they are such great items to sprinkle about the home.

Kelsey said...

I love bookshelves but I really love how creative you've gotten without bookshelves! Having books around makes a home feel so much more like a home.

Cassie said...

We don't own enough bookshelves for my liking and I often look longing at them in catalogues. Mine are in stacks just as yours are for now.
xx

caroline said...

love this!

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We have more than our fair share of shelving in our home, and I'm almost certain they're due for an edit - I love the way you've styled your little collections.

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Yes, I do have bookshelf. But instead of books, I put a lot of other stuff in there. I also have a DVD shelf from bottom to top in one of my walls, looks pretty cool, not useful as well because I almost only watch movies in hard disk now.

Anna of IHOD said...

You have such nice taste. I love the way you set these books. Will head over to unstitched!

Kayla Poole said...

We have a whole wall of bookshelves in our living room and I am convinced it is the very thing that makes the entire space. I love how you've chosen to display your beautiful collection in your home and now I'm jonesin' to break out my Austen collection for a little late summer reading...

Kimia Kline said...

loved reading you wax poetic about jane austen :) and the vintage books on your shelves melted my heart. such gorgeous illustrations/covers.

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