Wednesday, March 21, 2012

~More Books~

After doing the dreaded grocery shopping the other day I made a quick stop in our local antique shop and picked up a few more leather books. Since our sitting room has been going through some changes I figured I'd change up the vignette on the self on my desk. This room is really the hangout place for my kids and their friends, but I wanted to add a few grown up touches since this is where I sit and blog (which means I am in here quite often)!!

I've had these dogs since my childhood. The wire haired terrier is the dog we had growing up.

I really liked the cover on these three.


Thanks so much for stopping by, I look forward to our visits! We hit 80 here in NY yesterday and it's suppose to be like that for the next few days. Lovin it!!
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47 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

Love that vignette and old books are awesome to decorate with! Cute Martina!

Gina said...

What a great vignette, Martina! You've put everything together so nicely.

Isn't this weather amazing?

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I love old books. You found some beauties!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such beautiful old books! The pine branches on the spine are so pretty ( I think they are pine branches?) What a great find. :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

The old books look great in your vignette!

Jane said...

Just love old books and your sweet dogs. Jane

Linda said...

Love old books as well.
Cute vignette. We hit 80's as well here in Northern Ontario.

Kelly said...

Love your books! They look great with your dog figurines.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I love the covers of those old books! And of course, the dogs too.
I can't believe it's 80 in NY but I guess I shouldn't be surprised since we almost hit 90 here in GA yesterday.
I really enjoyed your home tour over at Debbie's. Your house is so gorgeous!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love that shelf--the books, the dogs, the globe...all perfect together!

I don't even remember what 80 degrees feels like! Enjoy it! Our forecast is "heavy rains"--the joy of Oregon:)

thistlewoodfarm said...

Isn't this weather awesome! I love all your displays. Someone pinned a globe as a centerpiece for a party and I thought that was such a good idea, too!

blessings,
karianne

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I love the books Martina! And the dogs....love those. I have been picking up some when I see them here and there...my newest addiction....like I needed another one!!!

Beautiful vignette!

Lou Cinda :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your books and doggies. Mid eighties here, too and has been for over a week. It is a record.

Cindy said...

I love all of the goodies in that shelf, old books are a favorite thing for me to use, too.
Have a wonderful warm day.
Hugs, Cindy

Maple Lane said...

Hi Martina, I found you via Traci's blog, Timeless Southern Home. I have some favorite old books that I like to display. I love your dog figurines too. We have my late mom's wire haired dachshund which looks a lot like the terrier.

Hope you have a nice Spring afternoon. It is 92 in GA today!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love old books, and your dogs make great guardians. We're in the 80's here as well. I'm getting a lot done outside.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love those covers, too, Martina! They look great on your shelf. I try and keep an eye out on books when I go to our local antique mall. Every so often you find something good.

reFresh reStyle said...

I love it all Martina!
Debbie

Judy said...

I love decorating with books and those are awesome. It's so great here in NY...right? I'm loving this weather.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great books and CUTE dogs..happy that you are having some wonderful weather.

Blessings,
Linda

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Martina! I love the dogs and they are even more special withthem being from your childhood! I also have to look for some leather books, just another thing on my to-do list:)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful, Martina. I need to look for old leather books. I only have one or two. They are wonderful in your shelves. Of course, I love the dogs, too.

Dusty McRae said...

You have just been tagged on my blog-you might want to check it out REAL soon :)

Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Hugs and many blessings,

chateau chic said...

Love how you displayed your old books. They do have such pretty covers. Books make great risers and add interest to a vignette. How special to have those dogs from childhood.
Have a great day, Mary Alice

Sherry said...

Oh, I love old books Martina and the Sea Tales would be right down my alley! LOL Very pretty.
Sherry

Gail said...

What a cute vignette you created using those books Martina! I love your doggie figurine! I have a question....are you able to update your blog list? I have not been able to for months now and Debbiedoo's is not showing up on mine anymore:(

Pamela said...

Love your old books and globe Martina!

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Love the books and the dogs! And also hate grocery shopping! x Sharon

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I love your old books and those adorable little doggies. They are too cute!!

Deserae said...

Love your old books paired with the doggies!!!!! Very pretty :o)
~Des

Andrea said...

Great find. I am a sucker for old antique books too.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I agree that a grocery store trip deserves a reward! Your books are beautiful. I love when you can find sets like that. Our weather is the same here...in the 80's yesterday and today. Just crazy!

Sue said...

Hi Martina....two of my all time favorite things....terrier dog figures...I have a bunch...and ofcourse Globes!!. I'm sure you have seen my collection of them around my house...I get so excited when I come across a new one especially if I get a bargain...

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Rooms by Ann said...

I love the old books the vignette look wonderful. I am always on the lookout for old book those are a great find. Thanks for sharing

Brooke Larsen said...

LOVE the BOOKS!!! Thank you for stopping by Startathome.blogspot.com I will make sure and follow on my way out!!

Brooke

Brooke Larsen said...

LOVE the BOOKS!!! Thank you for stopping by Startathome.blogspot.com I will make sure and follow on my way out!!

Brooke

Brooke Larsen said...

LOVE the BOOKS!!! Thank you for stopping by Startathome.blogspot.com I will make sure and follow on my way out!!

Brooke

CAS said...

Your shelves & tabletop vignettes look great with the old leather books. Love that look. I really like that beautiful old globe you have!

The little table (that you took off your Mom's hands...lol) looks perfect all dressed up in that pretty yellow!
CAS

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the books. They really are pretty covers and the dogs are wonderful. I have been trying to collect both also. Great vignette. Hugs, Marty

SavannahGranny said...

Martina, I love your old books. I went looking for old books the other day, no luck. I do have a few that I need to display. thanks for th inspiration.
Love the little dogs. They add a touch of fun to the book shelf. They sure look frisky!!
Hugs, Ginger

Anne said...

Martina,
Love those old books.When I find them I always take them home.What cute dog figures too.So neat that you have had them since you were a child.Love your grouping.Looks great.
Anne

Olive Cooper said...

They are lovely by your globe and dogs. I do not run across leather books often here in Georgia.

Babs said...

Love the old books and I think I have a "litter mate" to the that fox terrier dog figure. We had a fox terrier when we were first married and I'm always drawn to them.

Martha said...

There is nothing like books! Love those little dogs as well -- I collected dogs when I was a child -- I had a wire hair, too!

Kim said...

Such cute little doggies - and how great that they are a relic of your childhood. I love collecting old books too. Oh the stories they tell!
xoxo,
Kim

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Classic and warm! Love the dogs. Everything works together so well.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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