Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Flippin books!




 This is how the vasselier

looked before

I decided to flip the books

around so that

the pages show instead of

the spine of the book.

books C

Here is the after…. thought

I would switch things

up and try something different.

books B

My assistant…..he simply

insisted that

he be

in the picture and

would not move no matter

how many times

I asked him to!

books 018

So there you have it….

I’m not sure how long I will

leave it that way but

it’s nice to change things

up every

once in a while!


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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

A little change can make such a big difference Des. I love this look! This room is stunning!!

Terry said...

I have never heard the word vasselier before and looked it up. I just learned something. It looks great as dose what I saw of your room.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I like them flipped. Very old world. Following your new Linky.

Kelly said...

I love how that looks! Actually, I did that with some of my books too in the family room. I like the look of the old pages. I'd like to get more old books so I could have a huge pile in my glass cabinet. The messier looking the better! Ha! Don't you just love a quick change like that (also free)? I think you should leave them like that.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I have flipped my books, too. Some people think it's crazy, but I love it....the neutralness is so calming. Nice look! Linda

Susan said...

Your area looks really nice. Your little assistant is adorable. I am your newest follower!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautifully done. Love the way the books are piled in there. They say come grab one and take a look.

I am featuring your dining table tonight on Wow.

Daffodil Hill said...

This room is so lovely! Very elegant.

Olive Cooper said...

It adds to your neutral palette. I must be able to see and grab my books I fear. hugs, olive

Judy said...

You need to have another photo shoot at your house...your home is always magazine worthy! I love the idea of "flipping" books.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your room is gorgeous and that is such a fun idea. Love the look. Hugs, Marty

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's such a great piece of furniture to display your treasures! I've seen books turned that way and it's nice for a change! ♥ I love that row of bottles! ♥

The enchanted home said...

Beautiful room! Great idea, and so agree its important to switch things up. Love your assistant, hes quite the charmer!

Eclectically Vintage said...

So glad you stopped by so I could find you! Love every single thing in your vasselier! The books, the silver, that giant shell... especially your little assistant!

Following on GFC & Linky

Desire Empire said...

Actually the whole room is delightful . Following

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love it! Your room is simply gorgeous and I am loving the paint color on your walls.
The chairs, the sisal, the collections in your hutch --- awesome!

My dogs and cats are the same way.
One of them always shows up as the flashes are going off and they come out to see what mom is doing!

Too funny. Love your sweet little furry love!


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Love it and that is a really beautiful room! So calming!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

This is lovely! What a gorgeous piece! I think this looks great! I'm now following on Linky Follower and GFC.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful room, Des! I would never think to turn books around! Your assistant has some serious cuteness going on!

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage/Cabin Creek Designs said...

That's a new idea...I never would have thought to flip the books!
I'm now following on Blogger.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I like this look for some places in my house. It looks terrific here! I hope you have fun with it for awhile!

AntiqueChase said...

We are sistas from another mista!! I just did this yesterday :)

great minds and all that !!

miabellavintage said...

Be patient with me I have to figure out this new linky thing and google friend???OH my! then I will be your follower. all this new stuff is overwhelming me....that and picnik too!

Gail said...

Now that's flippin cute Des! I love that look.

Anonymous said...

Your home is beautiful! I love the way you arranged the books. It's hard to get a good assistant nowadays! : )

Marianne said...

Love the look of the books and your vaisselier is gorgeous. I'm following you now but I still have to figure this linky thing out!
Marianne :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I love this look, especially that they seem to be "stashed" randomly. that piece of furniture is just amazing!

Bliss said...

I keep seeing the flipped books here and there, and I really like the look, but the anal part of me thinks I'd have to turn them right back around the way their "suppose" to be. I never follow the rules, so how come this one seems like it would be hard not too?


thistlewoodfarm said...

I think it is so much fun to make small changes that make a big difference.


Cote de Texas said...

Love all the changes, the bathroom, the mirror, but the dining room table is beyond gorgeous. Can we swap husbands for a while???????

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

It looks great! Your assistant is too cute!


Wow Des, your home is so beautiful! I saw your beautiful shout out on Kim's blog and then you came by to visit me! I'm so glad to have crossed paths. I'm your newest follower.


julieann said...

This is a beautiful space. It;s warm and inviting.
I just sold a crystal chandi like this one handing in your room and I know Im going to regret it...