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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bookcases dressed for Fall

Seems I have two different themes going on in my bookcases.  Sort of weird, but then so is life sometimes.  I was trying to add a little fall to the bookcases when I noticed, they have absolutely nothing in common.  I think I was in the process of changing the bookcases when I got caught up in getting the guest bedroom all ready for my son.  I never got around to changing both sides.  I have walked past this a million times and never noticed.

 This side has kind of a farmer - country theme.

 Then this side has a travel - exotic destination theme with globes, tusks. turtle shells and elephant boxes.

Do you walk right past things and don't notice them?  I guess I need to choose one of these themes and stick with it for a while, or maybe I could just change them both. lol

I am joining the following parties:

Judy @ DIY by Design for Fall Into Fall
Yvonne @ Stonegable  for Tutorials - Tips and Tidbits
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Lindsay at Southern Lovely for Show and Share Thursday
Niki at The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday
Kathy at A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
Pamela at From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Becca at Home Is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace At Home  


  1. Great shelf displays, Marty.

  2. Yes, sometimes, Marty. In fact, I realized that I still have eggs in my mini cloches on my master dresser. There are some small pinecones on an evergreen right outside our front door that I think I will pick off to put under them.

  3. Still looks great Marty. I love the two mixed.

  4. Beautiful display, love everything! XO ~Liz

  5. That looks great Marty! I love how warm and cozy it makes everything, perfect for Autumn!
    Jamie is on a cruise until about the 18th or something like that. But having e-mailed back and forth with her I know she was open to whatever we decide.
    Your the best for doing this,
    Hugs friend,

  6. Both look great. I love the beadboard backing on your bookcases - it brings in so much light.

  7. Marty, I think it looks great with the two themes. It keeps your displays interesting. You have such a great eye and everything is always displayed so beautifully!

  8. Both sides look wonderful, I think. . . although I'm guessing that now that you've noticed it, it'll drive you crazy until you make them relate to one another in some way! You do a really good job of making both books and decorative elements look good on your shelves. And how cool that the shelves are lighted!

  9. Both sides are very nice Marty, but I like the country side the best. Seems the outdoor theme is fitting for this time of year. You have good tastes- I have that same cow!

  10. Your bookcase is beautiful. I usually notice things when I take a photo of them. It's amazing how otherwise you can walk by something day after day and not notice.

  11. So rich and beautiful Marty! You are so classic and tasteful.

  12. A woman after my own heart. I love my lighted bookcases! Your's look wonderful, so English manner type. Visiting you from Feather Nest Friday.
    Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

  13. haha, well, they do both have a few pumpkins on them. They both look good anyway! I'm like Judy above, I notice stuff when I've taken a picture of it. ha.

  14. I would have never noticed it....I think it looks great Marty.

  15. Different but equally beautiful!

  16. Hi Marty and I love your bookshelves and you always have them looking marvelous. I love it regardless of your two sides. I'd never have noticed the different things if you hadn't mentioned it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. Marty,
    Your bookcase is always a feast for the eyes, dear friend!!! One of the many things I adore about my catches the tiny details I sometimes miss!!! I'll be back to see what gorgeous changes you make!!! Time for an Entertainment Center change On Crooked Creek, as well!

  18. Marty your displays are beautiful, I wouldn't change a thing! So many pretty things!

  19. Both looks are great, Marty. I know what you mean about passing by things and not noticing them and changing thing around. Me, too. Right now I have the fun Halloween look in the kitchen and working on a more spooky look for the foyer and living room. I couldn't make up my mind and just decided to do two different looks. Like you said, it can be always be changed. :)
    Oh, forgot...your book cases look great. I'd leave it for a while.

  20. Beautiful. Your house is always so warm and elegant. I just adore that cow!!

  21. It is funny, I miss things til I take pictures then think, "oh no, have to fix that", LOL! The camera seems to catch what we don't see. I love your bookcase dislay though.....BOTH thems:) XO, Pinky

  22. They both look so pretty I can see why you wouldn't notice :)

  23. They both look beautiful. I love all the details and the beehive and pumpkins are great.


  24. I do walk by stuff and not notice especially between seasons. I always forget to put something away. Your displays are beautiful and blend together well.

  25. Good morning Marty. I think your bookcases are beautifully ecclectic

  26. Both sides look goreous Marty. But, I totally can relate to the whole "why haven't I noticed that before" thing! LOL I often get caught up in a new idea for an area and totally forget the rest. Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a terrific day!

  27. Hello Marty, your bookcases look terrific - you have quite a collection of interesting decorative items - they balance each side well. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  28. Oh Marty your book case displays are fabulous. I love your cow! Thanx so much for coming to THT!

  29. Oh Marty! Congrats on 2,000 followers! Your bookcases look lovely! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!