I like how there are books mixed in with the frames on the picture ledge just like they're pieces of art.
I know some books I would love to do this with: Reader's Digest Condensed Books.
They have the most fabulous covers.
I got the above picture from the blog Just Something I Made. Cathe has a huge collection of Reader's Digest Condensed Books, and she has done some really neat things with them. Check out a few of her projects here and here.
As soon as I saw the picture on Cathe's blog I wanted to kick myself. I could have TONS of these books right now. My grandmother had a huge collection of them that covered several walls and as a kid I read every single one. Back then I loved them for all the different stories but I never paid attention to how pretty the covers were. When my grandmother passed away several years ago and we were cleaning out her house, it didn't cross my mind to take any of the books since I'd already read them all.
Dang it!! I'm going to be scouring thrift stores for them now
because they'd be so much fun to decorate with!
In the meantime, I found one book today that helped me do a little tweaking to a tabletop.
I've been wanting to change things just a little bit on top of this table:
So this afternoon I moved the mirrored tray over to the left side of the table, and then started looking for something to fill the empty space next to the statue.
I wanted something with color...hopefully something bright...
and then I saw this chartreuse-colored book sitting in the stack that's holding up one of the lamps on my mantle. So perfect.
I added it to the tabletop and set the black and white tin of paper flowers on top.
I'm liking this better; it feels more balanced.
Funny the difference a little book can make.