what's the purpose of a bookshelf anyway?

in this house, bookshelves (or really any sort of shelves) seem to be purely for decorative purposes. 

although, i was gracious enough to give it one whole row of books.


sorry little bookshelf, you just look a little better with metal ampersand's and a bouquet of pretty flowers. deal with it.

17 comments

  1. Your bookshelf looks great! I have the same one in my bedroom, but not nearly as styled. Is that Water for Elephants I see? LOVE IT!

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  2. your bookshelf looks great! mine is jammed with books and cds and no as fancy! thanks for the inspiration to make mine more pretty and not so hectic!

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  3. I bought one of those metal ampersands from Target and the guy that rang me up thought I was CRAZY lol.
    Love how your bookshelf turned out :)

    xo

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  4. you are SO good at bookshelf decorating. i need to get better at styling stuff like that... :)

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  5. Oh I love the ampersand! We've got the hutch shelves in the dining room covered with our art we've collected from friends that have been overseas, but the rest of the shelves are all my books.

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  6. Love the ampersand! I have one in my office, same one! I also want the @ symbol.

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  7. i agree completely! my fiancé moved all of his stuff in, and he had 4 boxes of books...so now I have to find a new place for my nic-nacs and picture frames. what nerve! haha

    xoxox

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  8. My husband and I have a bookcase upstairs that is FILLED with books and DVDs. But our living room bookcase is purely decorative too. :-)

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  9. I totally agree, bookshelves are for decorating purposes! And maybe a couple books thrown in here and there :)

    Your apt looks super cute!

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  10. Love it! I've been eyeing that ampersand or maybe a B...jury's still out. Thanks for the great bookshelf decorating inspiration!

    Chris

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  11. So cute - the purpose of my bookshelves (or any flat surface) is to hold stuff that I think is cute...or that I don't have a place for. Pitiful I know!

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  12. Looks great. I wish I had style around my house!

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  13. I think it looks awesome!!!
    It's multi purpose..it houses books and pretties :)

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  14. love the way yours is decorated! Mine holds my books and my collections of vintage cameras. I cannot wait to get my own house so I can decorate other shelves in my house (:

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  15. Love your bookshelf!!! You certainly have some fabulous style when it comes to decorating :-)

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  16. Umm.... I seriously love that ampersand! Is it from Target (like a previous commenter mentioned)? I feel like I *need* it haha... I love ampersands - I incorporated one into our invites and our programs etc... For our wedding :) we also used it in wedding pictures :) So, now I look for them all the time :)

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  17. Absolutely love the bookshelf!! You did such a great job decorating it, and my husband and I also use bookshelves for purely decorative uses in our living room. My husband (who is usually not too interested in these blogs I read) also wanted to give a shout out to your grudem, driscoll, and chan books. He's a big fan. :)

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