Monday, December 21, 2015

Bookcases to Decorate

Most of the time I try to keep my bookcases 'clutter free'.
 

But then when you have lots of pretty Christmas things to display,
bookcases make the perfect spot to show them off.
 
(we have 9 bookcases in our living room)
I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.
 
Enjoy your holiday decorations this week!

32 comments:

Donna said...

Wow 9 bookcases....I have 3 and keep a few Santas on them year round...I think bookcases are perfect to display decorations. Merry Christmas to you and yours my friend!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I agree. I like to display inside them too, but I have too many books for all my cases. Your dolls and Santa are sweet. Merry Christmas. xoxo Su

Joyce Mayer said...

This is "quiet week" here, everything is done and ready for Christmas so I love to just have quiet time enjoying the decorations and the soft lighting from the trees and other lighted decoration.

Merry Christmas.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

That is a lot of bookcases Diane and this is the time of year to add some whimsy to them!
All the best as you celebrate Christmas lavender sis.
xx

Patsy said...

I had to give up one of my big bookcases when we moved, I do miss it.
Your home is lovely and fun.
Merry Christmas is the time to display.
Hugs

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your decorations are so pretty. The bookcases look lovely, I especially love the Santas.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

podso said...

Some of those books look very familiar. It's nice to hear of others who have many books in their houses. Your little decorations are so cute, I see why you want to show them. Have a merry Christmas!

Debby said...

I had huge bookcases with storage in our downstairs of our other home. None here. I bought one tall skinny one and will look for more. I have thought about having some built it. Love all those vintage Christmas decorations. Merry Christmas.

cucki said...

Aww So cute..
I love the doll so much ..
Merry Christmas my dear x

Sarah said...

I like to use our bookcase shelves for vignettes too. My husband would say, any flat surface. Ha! Actually, I try not to over do it this time of year.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for sharing your Christmas vignettes.

Diane said...

I do the same. Pretty decorations you have!

Joy H said...

I love Christmas decorations there is just something about them that makes me smile and be happy. Hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas!

It's me said...


Merry Merry Christmas love Ria ❤️❤️❤️

edenhills said...

They certainly are perfect for holiday decorations. Nice that you have so many to decorate!

Gina said...

Ho Ho Ho! I spy Santa in that bookcase! I love the reindeer. So sweet!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Everything is so pretty. That is a lot of bookcases to decorate. You sound like me with my china cabinets. I love decorating for the holidays. And thanks for the lovely package - my dolls can't wait to open their gifts. See you on Wednesday.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

My house gets a little cluttered over the holidays too, but we have so many memories to display we can't give anything up! Well girlfriend, it certainly is not going to be a white Christmas here in Florida....That's ok, but wish we weren't breaking heat records!

Merry Christmas my friend
Carol

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Everything is so festive and pretty. I only took out one box of decorations this year. No time!!

Margie said...

I'm not a fan of clutter either, but I also enjoy putting up Christmas decorations during the holiday season. Merry Christmas!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Merry Christmas!

JG said...

Your bookshelf decorations are so festive! The snowmen are just so cute, Diane. I found a spot on my kitchen shelf for a "Mrs. Claus" nutcracker & was I ever happy! Merry Christmas, my friend, to you & your hubby!
~Judy

cynthia lee designs said...

Everything is so pretty for Christmas.
Merry Christmas!!
hugs,
Cindy

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Una decoración preciosa, FELIZ NAVIDAD!!! bss

doodles n daydreams said...

I'll bet your bookshelves look great. What you've shown us is very nice.
Merry Christmas.

Diana

M. Kate said...

I love your bookcases, all so neat. Mine goes neat for a short while and then the kids messes it up, and I cant stand mess. I missed you a lot, so crawling back to blog land. Just came back from Spain and Portugal and I promised myself to post more pictures. Merry Christmas to you and beautiful family, and soon, Happy New year :) xoxoxo M.Kate

handmade by amalia said...

I have a feeling that at night, as soon as your go to bed, all these pretty things all come to life and have a great time playing and making merry.
Amalia
xo

Boopnut said...

Beautiful! Just didn't feel like decorating much this year. Maybe next year when the gathering is at my house!
Deb

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Merry Christmas to both of you! Even without all the beautiful decorations, I would have a serious case of bookshelf envy by the way! Tthey are pretty much the one and only thing I miss about our " big house" ( as our then three year old granddaughter called our home, when we still had I both it and our RV).

Linda H said...

I do the same thing Diane. Bookcases are the perfect spot to display some Christmas decor. My large family room bookcase gas all my Santa collection displayed on it right now. Love it!
Hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas!

20 North Ora said...

Perfect place for all of the holiday décor! Merry Christmas.

Judy

Vee said...

You must have all those books! =D I do, too, but they are not gathered so nicely together.

Sam I Am...... said...

I know what you mean between the books and the decorations it can be a challenge. I'll trying to part with some things but it isn't easy! LOL! I love your decorations and I see your Jan Karon books....just like my collection. Have you read her new one? I want to re-read them again before I read the new one. Did you hear there was a tornado in Holly Springs, Mississippi the other day.