For The Love of Decorating Books…

I love decorating books.

I have them all throughout the house.

Decorating books

I use them to add texture,

…..and add height to many objects.

Sunroom table

Decorating books

You can find them in the living room…

You can even find them in the bedrooms…

Decorating books

Decorating books

I have them on stands…

… greet my guests… turned that says “Ya’ll come on in”….

……….a book by Paula Deen, Savannah Style.

Decorating Books

And the occasional book to provide beautiful images to your guests…

… show them what a beautiful state you live in.


To place them with “like” things…

… round out the vignette of a particular theme.

Decorating book

Cottage Style Decor Book

I use them to add color…

…..when displaying crystal.

Decor Books

Charles Faudree Decor Book

They are in the obvious places…

….on shelves in a bookcase.





They are also on the bases of tables…

…..with a collection of designs magazines…


Dining rooms are also great places..

… showcase a great book on table decor.


And when there is a package at the door…

…..with my name on it….

……….it is most likely another home decor book.

When a package arrived at my door recently….

……my hubby said…”oh you ordered another book?”

I did not….

But when I opened it….I remembered….




…..with this lovely inscription.


I sat down today, with a cup of tea…on a rainy, gloomy day..

…..and this book, so truly fantastic, brought much sunshine to my day!!!

Are you like me?

Do you just love home decor books?….

I am joining:

A Stroll Thru Life Tabletop Tuesday

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  1. Barbara Bussey says

    Hi Shirley,
    I love them…I just have to sit down and read them!

  2. Yes, I sure do! Great post.

  3. Shirley~ I share your love as well as some of the same books! I just got Charles Faudree’s new book last week 🙂

  4. Love decor books! My Amazon wish list is overflowing!
    xo Heidi

  5. I do love decor books and I think you may have more than me. I do not have the one you won since I didn’t win one. May have to buy one since you love it.

  6. I, too, love decorating books and have quite a few all around the house. They make great decorative accessories in and of themselves, and they each serve as an inspiration. I notice that you also have “Entertaining Ideas From Colonial Williamsburg” in your library. I was disappointed when I first went through it, but have since found some valuable info. LOVE the “Cottage Style” book and wish I had the Paula Deen book, “Savannah Style”. It’s always so much fun to settle in with a good decorating book! I like your collection!

  7. Yes I love them too! Just like you they are on every table and flat surface. 🙂 I love books in general but do not buy fiction any more….I’m only going to read those once after all. Decorating books are another story. I love the Paula Deen book, don’t you? I do wish that it showed her own house though.

  8. Congrats on winning that lovely book! I have a long obsession with decorating books, but my collection doesn’t come anywhere near to rivaling yours. I love the way that you’ve spread them all over your house and haven’t kept them confined to just one area.

  9. Congrats on winning that book! Lovely post.


  10. Love them and like you have them everywhere. I love all of your vignettes, so beautiful. I think they are so pretty to look at and such conversation starters too. Hugs, Marty

  11. I love them too!! You have so many that look like they’re filled with all kinds of eye candy!

  12. Love all your beautiful books! I have more gardening books than decorating but love em all!!

  13. What a great collection, Shirley! I love them, too! I love going back and gaining inspiration for new ideas; and I get excited when I read about new ones that are coming out!

  14. Your books are all awesome!! We didn’t bring down all of our books and I miss the big, ol’ good looking ones that were mostly for decoration … those didn’t make the cut when deciding what to bring to the island. lol And you bowl of seaglass is awesome!!

  15. Congrats on winning the book! I love the way you have used them throughout your home. I love decorating books too. I’m not an E book girl with these.

  16. Shirley your home is so inviting and the design books just add to the ambiance. What guest would not love to look at beautiful homes and images of rooms! By the way I adore your Herend Bunny adorable!

    Art by Karena
    2012 Artist Series

  17. Yes, I do like home decor books and magazines, but I can’t hold a candle to your collection. Your head must be full of ideas from them.

  18. Beautifuuly done.I have books as decoration too. They also encourage those who sit by them to look through them. xo

  19. What a beautiful collection you have! I don’t know what I’d do without them for decorating! 🙂

  20. Oh I’m so jealous that you won that wonderful book! I tried to win it several times, but never did. It’s a little bit pricey, so I’m not sure if I’ll end up buying it or not. Glad you are enjoying it though. Looks like I’d be right at home in your house with all of those good books to read. I have a lot myself, but just don’t have them scattered around too many places. Most of them are in my bedroom and in a closet in my bathroom. Sad, huh?

  21. One of the saddest days of my life was last year when I donated about a dozen boxes of books to the thrift shop! Tears were shed – it was hard to part with them. But unless I wanted to become the crazy book hoarding lady – they had to go. But I did keep my favorites and love displaying them too. Your Paula Deen book is the best – you sure know how to give a good old Southern welcome to your guests!

  22. I see you and I are suffering from the same syndrome, haven’t-met-a-design-book-I-didn’t-want-itis! You are so clever to use them as embellishments! I would love to go through your home and find one or two or a couple dozen I find interesting!
    Clongrats on your newest book and win!

  23. Shirley,

    I love decorating with books, too! That book you won looks amazing!


  24. Oh yes, Shirley. I love them.

  25. Shirley I love decorating books too. I can see you have alot of the same ones I have. I even have one on a stand similar to yours in my living room. However, i spied a few that I don’t have. Must get busy and order them. lol!

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