Thursday, January 5, 2012

~Adding Texture~

I got some decorating projects done over the holiday break and one of them was rearranging this shelf I have in my office.  I loaded it up with books and coral with a couple clocks thrown in. 

I love all the different textures.  I'm sharing a few closeup photos and can share more of this room after I paint the walls(which in my opinion is not fun) and a couple pieces of furniture.  I'm still going to be sharing areas that I am working on in my home throughout 2012 in hopes that it keeps me motivated to finish all the rooms that I'm wanting to redecorate.  I hope you'll follow me in my journey.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.
(Oops, looks like my "Hamlet" book is upside down)

Linking up with:
Debra for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Courtney for Feathered Nest Friday
LaurieAnna for Farmhouse Friday

31 comments:

  1. Looks great! I love the old letters with the beautiful handwriting...a lost art.

    Linsey

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  2. I like what you've done with the shelves. Mixing the textures of the books and coral is interesting, and pleasing for the eyes.
    Have fun re-working your rooms in 2012.

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  3. Your shelf looks gorgeous with all those books! Love the coral and vintage clocks too!

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  4. You shelves look so lovely Kathleen!! I love old books way before they were popular- I cannot bring myself to tear off the book covers though but have bought some old one that I could do that with!

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  5. I've packed my bags. I'll follow you anywhere :D
    xx
    z

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  6. I love getting jobs like that done :-)

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  7. Great looking shelves!...wonderful assortment of sepia tones!
    I am looking forward to following your decorating journey!

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  8. Love, Love, Love your shelf ~how beautiful. I think it is just perfect ;-)

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  9. Ooh, all that texture is great! Puts your camera to good use, right? You've captured it well.

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  10. Kathleen, I don't think it matters that the one book is upside down. It all looks great. I love the old letters.. Hope you all had a good start to the new year

    Pattie

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  11. It does keep you motivated doesn't it? Keep up the wonderful work, it's lovely. XO Cindy

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  12. Something warm and cozy about old books. Love your bookcase arrangement.
    Mary Alice

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  13. Your shelf looks great! I like to decorate with clocks too, Can't wait to see the rest.

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  14. Oooooooh I need some of those! All of those!! :) Maybe we can find me some next week! Beautiful as always Kathleen.

    xoxo,
    Shellagh

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  15. Well I just love your newly arranged shelf with old books! Isn't it great to get projects finished? I can't wait to see the whole room! You are so right...painting is no fun at all. Just one of those awful necessities sometimes :) Happy New Year, Kathleen!

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  16. I love all the various textures also and particularly love tattered, aged books! They are so charming stacked together!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  17. Such a fabulous collection of antique books! Love it!

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  18. Lovely vignette,Old books always look good anywhere. xx jeanetteann

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  19. Loving all that texture from the old books!! Stunning beauty!!
    Blessings~

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  20. Old books add such warmth and coziness to a room. Love what you did.
    Mary Alice

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  21. Oh, I love this...all the old books and coral make me think of a natural history library. Hope your year is off to a good start :)

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  22. Looks great Kathleen! I've been working on a few projects at my house as well. My son, his wife and my little granddaughter moved out. So, I have a couple of extra rooms now. Just need to find some time though!!

    Take care, Sue

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  23. Your shelf looks great,Kathleen.I too love old books,clocks and letters.Beautiful.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  24. Looking good! And looking foward to more♥
    *hugs*deb

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  25. Love all the books...what is it about book pages?
    Hope your new year is going well, I am going to jump into a new project too... I need to figure out which one.
    Blessings
    RE

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  26. Great texture. I have old books stacked around too. As always, you pull together the sweetest vignettes. I gave you a shout out on my latest blog post.

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  27. LOVING the Sage & Sepia palette of your Images... I have a passion for old Books, the more tattered and aged the better.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  28. I love the shots ..... so wonderful!

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  29. Love the mix of textures and shades of cream!

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  30. Book shelf perfection! It would fit right in my house with all the oldness and browns... love what you've done with it. I'll follow your endeavors... love to have you come on over and follow me too when you have time. ttyl...xoso Sandy

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