Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Decorating With What You Have



This is one side of the built-in bookcases in our family room. We already owned every single thing on there. The nice thing is that I can rearrange it according to the seasons or just to make a change. As I was deciding what to put on each shelf, I found myself using a theme for each shelf or area. One shelf is dedicated to gardening things. One shelf is dedicated to my son, Josh, who passed away 24 years ago at age 2. Another shelf has family pictures framed only in black, silver and pewter frames. So if I want to I can just re-do one shelf when a new theme interests me.

This post is linked to Leslie's blog, My Country Home, for WHATCHA WORKING ON WEDNESDAY!

13 comments:

Pen Pen said...

Debbie, your shelves are so pretty, and I love the "Family" on the wall. I can't tell if it is a hanging or if it's a decal, but it is very pretty! I have collected so many books lately, with all my thrift store visits, that I am wanting a pretty bookcase for them. Would love to have a pretty white one like your built in's.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your bookcases look wonderful. I love the idea of using a theme. All the family photos are such a nice touch. It makes it so personal. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great book shelf. Adding personal stuff with books makes it look like home. Have a great day!

Sherrie
A View of My Life

DarcyLee said...

It's always nice to decorate with what you already have, isn't it? Your bookshelves look really great and very well put together.

Rhonda said...

very pretty! and I am all-about using what I have too.

ancient one said...

Love the bookcases and the way you have them arranged. I should do something like that... My bookshelf is crammed full of books.

Tori said...

Oh I like it!! I really like the family plaque.
Good thoughts, always nice to make the place look a little nicer.

Alexandra said...

From the heart and beautiful! It's hard to do this without looking like clutter, but you did it. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful display, Debbie. Don't know what to single out, for I love it all! Curious about where you found the 'Family' plaque. It is just right.

Marjorie

Elizabeth said...

Hi Debbie,
How pretty. I love to move my things around too. Your new home is taking shape.
Hugs and Love,
Elizabeth

Lyn said...

Your bookshelves look lovely and it looks you are settling well into your new place. Enjoy!

Lesa's Life said...

It looks wonderful. I love the idea of just changing one shelf around at a time. Very creative!

Amy E said...

I love sunflowers so they really made me smile. The Van Gogh too.

A

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