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January 14, 2007



Picture perfect! The photo tells the story & the pocket books are classic! Enjoy Sunday!


Very cute! I love stacked books and stack my books like that, too!


I am loving your blog - seems like we are kindred spirits about many things -including your stack of books. I have similar stack of decorating books in my living room that is as tall as the back of the couch. I love your addition of the purses - very lovely!

Betty Jo

Love your photo and that wonderful library of books! What an awesome idea for the handbags. Thanks for the inspiration. :0)


I LOVE decorating books too.
So which ones would you recommend?

Teresa Sheeley

Have a wonderful Sunday! I love the new handbags, especially the red one!!


Everything is looking wonderful, your bags abd books look just great together - hope your Sunday was just wonderful! Clare x


That looks great. I thought I had a lot of decorating books but your collection makes mine look like nothing!


You can never have too many good books. I would love to sneak into your office and spend hours looking through your treasure books.

The Decorated House

Hi Kim! Hope you had a wonderful Sunday. I've always loved seeing stacks of books in your pretty office area. Lovely area with books and purses hightlighted by your window.


Lovely stacked books and your *new purchases* just set them off perfectly! Now I have to get mine so ~*neatly stacked*~ Perfect stacking.


I love the perches for the new purses! Lovely!
I too have stacks of books all over...some with pottery on top, bits and bobs of things...books are a total obsession for me. Especially decorating books! A weakness!
But I love them and read them all over and over and over...
I hope your weekend was sweet! Have a good week!


I love this! Yet another inspiring photo. Looks like I have another re-arranging project in my near future....

The French Nest

I absolutely love your blog...not to mention that gorgeous pink clock you picked up on your travels!


You can never have too many decorating books! Yours look great stacked up like that. Unfortunately I can't manage to read any of the titles. Any good ones that you can recommend?


Looks great! Do I spy a schnauzer on that plate??


I love seeing all your books Kim! I have so many that I can't even stack them "pretty" on my bookshelves anymore because I have so many!!!! They are so wonderful to have though! :)


Love the handbags and how you`ve diplayed them on all those interesting books!



Lots of cute things on your site. I too love books and thrift stores, Have made a lot of good finds of late, if you get time check out my blog.
I can't stop buying books, getting way behind in my reading. My new favorite is "THE FRENCH INSPIRED HOME", have you seen that one?


Wow so many lovely books! Nothing nicer than sitting down outside with a decorating book and a cup of tea, an absolute favourite of mine. Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Renee


Oh wow I just so wish I could take a seat and look through all your books!


I see the purses found a new home on a great stack of important reading. LOL Love the plate with the dog on it too.


those purses are quite adorable! I have a bit of a deco book obsession, too. SOmehow, I think all of us do!


Ooh! you must share what your favorite decorating books are - I'm always on the hunt for a new good one.


It's so nice to know that I am not alone in my obsessions. Does it indicate that I need a 12 step program because I am furiously trying to read the titles to see if I should by some more? Jen


Oh Kim, I forgot to tell you I turn my flash on as a LAST RESORT! It always distorts the actual colors and drives me nuts, LOL!


Your stacked books look so organized and decorative. I can't read the titles tho. Care to share a few of the really good ones? :)


You have a happy pretty blog with happy pretty treasures! It looks like you're living in my dream cottage! I'll be visiting again!


looks like we have some things in common...addiction to decorating books (and magazines for me), and maybe collecting appealing little dogs...I have a lot of vintage doggies and prints in our home


Perfect stacking indeed and niceley decorated with the handbags! You have the most colorful and cheerful photos in your blog!


Wow you have a lot of commenters...and books..I'd love to sit there for a couple of days and work myself thru them all. Did you keep the clock?


A wonderful photo, all that books and all in one size! I love books more than each other thing on the world - and my garden , äh, and Mr. Wonderful!


jenny b harris

Oh what a marvelous collection of books! Don't you just love them? I'd never get anything done if mine were in my studio, I'd have my nose in one or the other all the time! Love your blog... love your cottage!!! Cheers!

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