Sunday, June 3, 2012

I have a lot of books

As the name of this blog is Quilts, Books, and Dogs2, I thought I should post some photos of my recently shelved book collection at my new house.  Until yesterday, most of the books were packed in boxes.  It feels great to have them in bookcases and easily findable again!

 Above is the bookcase by my sewing machine - French literature, foreign language, and a box of vintage QNM from early 1980s.

 Above are two more bookcases in my quilt studio - Native American, C.S. Lewis, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, and other English literature (Shakespeare, Tolkien, etc.) and miscellaneous.  Some treasures on top of the bookcases include baskets from Debra, Ellen, and Stu & Mel, my Smile plaque from the bell choir, and my "happy place" figurine from Heather - a few of my favorite things!

 Above - quilt books, childrens and oversize books, and more miscellaneous.

 When I ran out of bookcases, I started filling up shelves wherever I could find them.  These are in the laundry room downstairs - Gramma Stafford's books - nature, astronomy, birds, trees, wildflowers - and my Minnesota books.

 Above is a bookcase in my dining room near the kitchen - cookbooks, Canadian literature and history, philosophy, film studies, and more miscellaneous.

 Above is where I started to get desperate for more shelving space.  This is a shelf in the guest room closet - dogs (Terhune), horses, and other childhood books (some of which Debbie claims belong to her).

 Shelves in the den closet for oversize and other books waiting until I get the den painted and buy another bookcase.

And last but not least, the stack of books on my bedside table for nighttime reading.


  1. I think I have some of those childrens' book!!!! Also found To Kill a Mockingbird (1960 edition) with my grandma signature, my mom, my brother and then ashley inside the front..........a keeper, for sure!!! Will save for Alexander and Allison to read- and sign.

  2. Oh my gosh, it never occurred to me to organize them. I just throw them on a self. I must not have a drop of librarian in me. Just a hint if you check you will find sales in your area. I have found some great book shelves at estate sales. It's nice because the listing often has pictures to help you decide if it's worth going or not. Love the pics of your new home. Jackie