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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Adding To The Bookcase

I loved the M that I found to add to my bookcases when I redid them a couple weeks ago,  so of course when I was at Hobby Lobby last week and they still had all of their letters on sale for 50% off, I had to have the Ampersand too.

I think adding letters, plates or anything unusual to the displays gives them so much more character.

This is the right side now with the new Ampersand.

Here is the left side with the M that I previously bought.  Both are the same finish, the light just shows off the M better.

Then as I walked down the clearance aisle, here were some of the smaller gold letter price at $1.36.  Now even if this is a W, I turned it over and made it an M for that price.

How fun is that?
Don't you think they add a lot to the displays and give them more character?

The Ampersand was $19.99 with 50% off, that's a lot of character for around $10.

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  1. Marty, I'm drawn to the letters that are available today. I agree, they add a bit of character to a vignette. ;-)

  2. beautiful Marty - even better since it's 50% off! Happy memorial day weekend dear!

  3. Ohh I love your header book case looks awesome! You are the queen of vignettes for sure. Have a wonderful weekend. XO

  4. I love the letters Marty, I'd be so happy to find an F and an A, for both! I like all the inetersting and unusual elements you have in your book cases, though. You always have a special eye for these great things, just like the ampersand, they make such a statement! Just in case you have time, I have a small table for Memorial Day you might like to check's right under your Cloche party.
    Big hugs,

  5. Beautiful! Love the ampersand! You have done a wonderful job of arranging everything! Looks fabulous!

  6. Gosh, Marty- you sure know how to style shelves well - yours are Designer Book Perfect! I absolutely adore your new &. BTW our monogram is mMm (that's right, three Ms,) so I always love M stuff. So everytime you say mmmmmmmmmmmmmm when something is delish, think of my husband and me, Michele and Michael M, most delicious couple ever. Yes, I said that at our wedding recenption using a microphone. Blame the champagne...but I don't drink much, so blame my JOY. : - ) Hugs.

  7. You have a real knack for styling your lovely shelves, Marty. I am especially loving your leather books and the pretty gold framed cow. Wishing you and all your American readers a great Memorial Day weekend.

  8. Marty your bookshelf re- do is very pretty! I always love all your vignettes.

  9. Marty, If I could hire you to come an re-arrange everything in my house I would! I suppose since I am a little short on funds, though, I must console myself with your blog ideas!

    Have a blessed week!

    1. Oh you are so sweet, I would love to come play in your house, It is so fun to see what we can do with others things. Thanks so much for the gracious comment. Hugs, Marty

  10. I love the letters and the ampersand, Marty! I love adding them in, too, and have included some in our entry gallery wall.

  11. Your bookcases are so well done Marty. I have some bookcase I'll be painting and may have to come back and look again for inspiration when I go to decorate them. Blessings, Patti

  12. You are so good at vignettes, Marty that the shelves turned out balanced and interesting.

  13. Love your bookcases and how you decorated it, but I always love your vignettes. Thank you so much for sharing over at One More Time Events...xo Have a wonderful week

  14. The bookcases look beautiful. I love how you've decorated them. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays!

  15. Love the letters/ I always spend a lot of time looking for a "L" at Restoration Hardware Outlet and they never have one.

  16. Marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you may be a great author.I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and will eventually come back in the foreseeable future.
    Hunter Douglas