Wednesday, September 3, 2014
A Bookshelf is Not Just for Books!
Hello friends. I decided to squeeze in time for a post this evening...even though I really should be working on things for school. I need this though...it's a release for me to type up a post and share my life. Remember when I shared my new built in bookcase? I believe it was in that post that I mentioned sharing close-up photos of each shelf. So, here I am on this lovely evening to do just that.
Forgive the poor quality photos...it was night time when I took these and it is hard to get a good angle of some shelves due to the new chandelier hanging in there. Some of the shelves hold more than others, but I love them all. They hold some special memories.
These are the upper right hand side shelves. The top one holds some children's books that belonged to my kids when they were little. My bronzed baby booties sit on top of a stack of Disney classics. The second shelf holds many novels as well as a photo of my family at my daughter's graduation from Florida State University a couple of years ago. The flag frame holds a photo of Dakota and I on his 5th grade Safety Patrol trip to Washington DC. A replica of the Washington Monument bought on that trip stands beside it.
The third and fourth shelf on the right side hold a variety of things. The top one in the photo below holds more novels, a piece of stone purchased at the Smithsonian Museum in DC, a pewter horse head bookend, a jar filled with stones collected on my trip to Utah several years ago. My mom and dad bought the stone vase and red rock arch back to me from one of their trips out west. The leaf is one my Aunt Loretta brought back from Europe. This little vignette is done around my western books. The shelf below holds my armillary and a pewter family tree with small frames filled with pictures of my kids. It also holds my favorite authors...Charles Martin and Nicholas Sparks!
The bottom shelf holds even more children's books and Dakota's bronzed baby booties...:)
This is the middle, bottom shelf. It holds a vintage globe, a jar of marbles, my Galileo thermometer, and a vintage ink well.
The two shelves above it hold my classics, and my Christian books. My alabaster doves sit on top of my classics. A framed photo of my Granny Willie Mae and Grandpa sit on the same shelf. My husband's grandpa's watch is encased beneath a dome and a glass apple with NYC inside sits beside a picture of Miranda and I on our trip to NYC when she was younger. We went with her Girl Scout troop...such fun! The little wooden box has leaves hand-painted on it by Miranda when she was little.
Above that one is my angel, and a large plate with my favorite scripture on it. Miranda bought this for my office the year I took on the role of guidance counselor at my school.
More kid's books and my galvanized orb on the top, left shelf. My little gold leafy tree sits atop a stack of books. The cube with the 4 and 5 on it is new...just bought it at Tuesday Morning over the weekend.
The next two hold a frame with baby photos of the hubby and I, lots more books, and my A to Z bookends that my parents bought me when I graduated college. Love them! A garnet and gold jeweled frame holds a picture of my daughter sitting on lawn at FSU.
And here is the same daughter as a pudgy 3-month old baby wearing the same booties that are bronzed. So sweet.
Well, that's the tour. I'm sure a few little things will change with the seasons. I look forward to decorating them for the upcoming holidays as well. Prayers for a safe and beautiful end of the week my friends.
Until next time.....