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More Decorating with Books


Here are additional interesting ways to hide your book stash decorate with books. They can be put in lots of places, not just on shelves.  I used this set of Monica Ferris’ Needlecraft Mysteries as a display in my sewing room on the mantle over the fireplace.

Ferris books

A tiny quilting book is in the lap of a little bear in his rocker.

quilting featherweight

Up in the library, a trio of rabbits looks at a book with pretty watercolor pictures.

Reading rabbits

A dark corner of a Victorian shelf holds a stack of books waiting to be read.

Victorian shelf books

Next to the gas fireplace is another tall stack, no they don’t get hot here.
fireplace books

The bedside table of the guest room holds a bedside reader, a big book with short stories for guests to enjoy.


Corners otherwise ignored become little places to store a few books in line for reading.


This little mouse reads his book on the shelf under a side table.


Hope that gives you some new ideas.  Now you have seen a large part of my To-Be-Read pile too.  The stacks are mostly in the queue.  I didn’t show you the 8 bookshelves and two other library tables holding more books.  Yep, I like books!!

Where do you put your books?


Author: Carole @ From My Carolina Home


6 thoughts on “More Decorating with Books

  1. Have you thought of making a lamp out of some “not to be read” books? I had hubby drill a hole through 4 or 5 books to make the base. Turned out real cute.

    I enjoy Jan’s books.

    Every time you feel yourself being pulled into other peoples drama, repeat these words “Not my circus, Not my monkey” (polish proverb)

    Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:02:28 +0000 To:

  2. Rosemary B here
    I love the little rabbies and the cute bear too.
    I have a nice collection of Boyd’s animabibbles.
    And lots of books on shelves.

  3. I just love that you love books…real books…lol I chuckled when i read…” not my circus, not my monkey ” lol

  4. ps. we have a huge library…all of our books are in one room

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