Thursday, August 23, 2007

For the Love of Books

I recently participated in a contest where we were to take pictures of books in a pretty setting. I didn't win the contest, but still enjoyed the project, and thought you might like to see some of the pictures I took.




I used a couple of my Victorian books .........
I still love the Victorian look in our living room, but combine it with some white/cream woods for a lighter feel (mixed in with a couple of medium-dark wood-toned pieces that I cannot bear to paint for sentimental reasons).
I refer to this look as Victorian Chic. (which coincidentally, is the name of a decorating book that is among my favorites ~ anyone else have that one? It's GORGEOUS!)

20 comments:

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Nope I don't have it but I'm sure it is beautiful...your pictures sure are!

Sharon said...

Becca~ We are so happy to have you to Tea. Please feel free to grab the invite and post it or add the small one in your side bar. Please invite all of your friends. ~S
Sharon @ MakeMInePink.blogspot

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Such pretty pictures! Makes me wonder what the winning pictures looked like as these pictures look like winners to me!
Barbara

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Wow Becca! If your gorgeous photo's didn't win the contest, I have to see the one that did!! Your's should have been a shoe in!

Yes, it's the Springfield Flea Market I went to, it sounds as if you've been there. Are you near Springfield? Do you go often? I'm going back to the "Extravaganza" in Sept. I'm sooo excited!
I found a ton of great items, some are ready to sell when I get my website up and running, but others need some TLC with plenty of pink and roses..lol!
I'll see you at the tea!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, I can't believe you didn't win! Those are beautiful photographs!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Those photos look like winners to me!!

Sharon Kay said...

Becca, just love the pictures of the books and it would be fun to set up for the pictures. I am trying my sign out in many places and when it is just right I will post a picture.

Cottage said...

Becca I thought your photos and arrangements were quite lovely. Love the Vintage books!

Lori said...

Well I just can't imagine those photos being beat! They were beautiful! See you again soon, Lori

Rosemary said...

Becca,
I think that you should have won.
Very nice pictures!
Rosemary

Penny Carlson said...

I would have voted for you! Those pictures were beautiful.
Penny

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Hi!
I'm a new gal just going through saying hi to all you Shabby Chic ladies! You should have won that contest!!!
See ya~ Dara

the feathered nest said...

Nope I don't have that one, I'll have to go look for it in the library. I don't see how you didn't win - your photos are just beautiful - so romantic!

Manuela

Counting Your Blessings said...

Vintage books are one of my earliest collections. I love how they look, how they smell, how the paper feels. I could spend hours and hours in any bookstore. Your pictures look like something from Victoria Magazine! Blessings... Polly

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Very pretty!
I love the look of the books against that beautiful lace.

Kimberly :)

Stephanie said...

What divine pictures! How could it get any better than these?!?!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Alison Gibbs said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Those pictures are just lovely, very soothing and pretty!!

Mary Isabella said...

Books they are my favorite things.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

I will have to check out that Victorian Chic book. Sounds just lovely. I have the same situation where I just can't paint some of my older tables and stands. I'm trying to lighten things up a bit as well. Love the books and pictures you've shared.

Kitty