1.04.2011

First Things First

Before I did anything else for our condo, I set up my new bookshelf. I have been waiting for my own bookshelf for years, ever since I received my first novel "Mandy" by Julie Andrews for Christmas. I didn't want it to rest on the family library shelves, because those books eventually ended up tattered and worn. I wanted my own shelves for my own books.

Kevin gave me the Ikea Expedit bookshelf for Christmas, and finally after years of collecting, I almost have enough books to fill the shelves.

My mom always taught me that a well-decorated home is one filled with books.

Hear hear.





20 comments:

Diana Smith said...

I have been wanting one of those bookshelves, but I wasn't sure if it was that great! yours looks really cute, but I would use mine for less formal things like baby toys...might just get it.

andrea said...

Mandy has been one of my favorite books since I was a child!! :)

Kris said...

Love the set up! Happy New Year!!

Alex said...

I definitely agree with your mom's comment! Bookshelves were the first thing I bought for my apartment too :)

Kassie said...

I just found your blog, and I love it! I completely agree with you about the bookshelves. My dream is to one day have walls and walls of beautiful books. My family are the same as yours; they don't appreciate the beauty of the books themselves. ;) Love your shelves!

Logan, Christa and Autumn said...

Love your book shelf! That's cute that your first novle was "Mandy" I've never read it.I'll have to. I'm always looking for a good book to read.

Julie said...

so pretty! I see Joy in the Morning :)

Ashley said...

I LOVE bookshelves too! In my dream home, there's a library with floor to ceiling bookshelves like in Beauty and the Beast. ;)

Ana* said...

Nice set up!!

ps: thanks for your sweet comment, Newport is my favorite place in RI as well, I will post photos next time I go :)

Amanda Moury said...

Ah! I love that pink "m"! Did you get it at Michael's? And is Julie Andrew's book good? I love her too :)

Mallory Camille said...

Yeah! I just got that shelf too and I'm so excited to put my books all over it! It looks great!!

elsie said...

looks so organized! great work, love it.

kara lynn said...

gorgeous shelves! and so true. a place for books is so important!

Michelle said...

Love your bookshelf! Mine has too many books to have cute knickknacks in there though... in fact I filled up the huge built in one we have at our house, so I need to buy another one! (And we even have a separate one for school stuff and other random books).


I have a problem buying a lot of books around my birthday and christmas?

Tay Talk said...

Our goal is to have built in bookshelves in every room of our house someday.

Yours looks great!

Jess said...

Oh I love ikea bookshelves. I think the best looking part of a home is book shelf filled with books!
Happy New Year!

Amanda said...

How cute that you have the book "Mandy"!

I love that you put not just books on your shelf (does that make sense?). The candlesticks are definitely going in my inspiration folder...

Shalyn said...

So cute! I am going to add Mandy to my "must read" list! Have a great night!

Brittany said...

I have a little white IKEA bookshelf too. And I love it. Yours is so pretty! I love the mix of books and pretty things.

Erin said...

I love Mandy. I loved that little stone house and how she tried to make it her own. So magical. That is such a lovely book! Thanks for reminding me of it. I'll have to go find it on my overflowing bookshelves!