Wednesday, September 23, 2009

We absolutely loved Brooke's post on her Velvet and Linen blog today talking about what to do with all those empty bookshelves and built-in cabinets in your home!
We decided to use her advice, but with items from The Willows!

First, fill your bookshelves with books! Not a novel concept there we know, but the key is what type of books you choose!

We just received amazing old books tied together with twine that make a beautiful display when lumped in groups.Also, if you have an old encylopedia collection or some old children's books, you can also wrap an old leather belt around them to make a great display or find a neat korbel or other object for a fun bookend! If you have some old books, but they've seen better days - just wrap the covers in burlap, linen or old paper to get a great monochromatic look on your shelves.
Put the books on the shelf first, then work in your display pieces - Brooke's tips are to keep the color palatte simple, add some sparkle, and relax! These items can always be changed up and moved around - in fact, that's what makes it fun!

We love changing our displays seasonally and whenever something new and amazing catches our eye.

What will you come up with? Send us your bookshelf pictures and we'll post them on the blog!

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