Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Book ‘Em

I love books and that means I have them just about everywhere in my house.  Some of them are in the process of being read, some are out for display, some are actually in my bookcase, and one or two are put on the side for me to remember to lend to my Mom.  

books.neimanmarcusfantasygiftsPhoto courtesy Neiman Marcus 

I recently did a post where I covered plain metal bookends, that you can get just about anywhere, with scrapbook paper.  I found some decorative bookends online and thought I’d share them as well.  It seems there is a bookend for any theme lately and with the holidays not too far away {OMG, did she mention the holidays?!?}, these would make a nice gift for the book lover on your list. 

bookends.inglenookdecor From Inglenook Decor


From Restoration Hardware


From Restoration Hardware


From Ballard Designs


From Ballard Designs

Functional and pretty! 


Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I am a book lover as well! Everything you wrote about yourself and books applies to me! Even the part about your Mom!
Love the crown bookends!

Design Esquire said...

The typewriter ones are so cute!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are some great bookends. I love the typewriter ones from Restoration Hardware. How unique.

Jane B. said...

Thanks Kathy, I hadn't realized it, but my bookshelves could use some fun book ends! Now I'll keep my eye out for something fun to repurpose into new bookends! I love the one's from restoration hardware.

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hey Kathy~
You know I love old books as well.
They just add so much character to a room.
But the Ballard idea was interesting for covering up not so pretty books.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I don't do alot or reading, but I love the old books with the beautiful ladys on the covers, just for decoration!!! I also have a thing for the antique bookends, just love em! Love the bookends that you covered, great ideal... thanks for sharing! hugs~~~ Daphne

One Cheap B*tch said...

I love those crown ones best! Surprisingly, I don't have a lot of books! Magazines, yes but books no.


Unknown said...

Oh the typewriters are way fun! Hey I still want to put together a little designer challenge. Maybe get a group of us, 5 or so designers and see what we can come up with for a room on a budget.

Lila said...

I love it! I usually use heavy vases or other items for bookends, but these are so unique! Thanks for the tip!
Lila Ferraro

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love fun bookends! The typewritter ones are great!


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

SO glad I came by tonight and saw this post about bookends. I do love my books and like you they are in every room but I do need some new ideas like these you shared with us for bookends.
I have missed coming by here

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love the bookends!

I am off to read more of what I missed since last week!


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