Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I love books. I love decorating books, cook books, autobiography books, fiction books, non-fiction books, books about organizing, books about homes, books about people, books about books, children's books, you name it. I love to have books displayed throughout my home. To me, it is comforting to be surrounded by books.

I also love to give books as gifts. I try to buy my nieces and nephews a few books every year. A great gift for a little one for their birthday is a cute set of pajamas and a few good bedtime books.

Above is a wooden basket on my desk where I keep books I am currently reading, refer to often, read daily or just want at my desk.

I also love bookends. I am always finding cute and unusual bookends at TJ Maxx and Home Goods. I should be getting paid for always mentioning those stores, huh?! At the top of my blog there's an adorable frog bookend, a lucky find at Home Goods one time. Then just above, I found these cute Mother Goose inspired bookends. They are metal, painted white and distressed.

I also have a cute cast iron Scotty dog door stop I use as a bookend for a few cook books I have out in my kitchen.

This week one of Martha Stewart's Craft of the Day ideas was to make handmade bookplates. I love the idea. I am going to make some up for my books and also make some up that I can put in books that I give as gifts.

If you don't want to make your own bookplates, but you love the idea, you can check out this Etsy shop >The Little Chickadee<>

I really love this one with the fox and crow. So sweet.
Be Inspired! -Karol :0)


Bahama Shores Mama said...

oohhh, I'd love to make some bookplates for my kids. I buy them new books at every holiday but we utilize our library a few times a week. This will make their books feel even more special! thanks for the link.

Kaye at Kaye's Kreative Korner said...

From one book lover to another- this is a great post!

Sondra said...

Really love your book plates! Wonderful to see those again... when I was a child I had books with a variety of plates in them and it was almost as much fun to see the plates as it was to read or re-read the books again!

LillySue said...

Oh~my~gosh....How DID I miss this Post! I love all these things! I am so addicted to books. My kids are even getting the disease! Your bookends are so cute. Great Post!

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