June 11, 2012

Stacks and Stacks

Recently I was commenting (maybe fussing a bit) about the constant towers of books on Emma's nightstand. I love that she is such a reader, I'm just wondering, couldn't she be a bit neater about it?


And then I walked into my room and found this on my nightstand


 And then this on my coffee table

 

And this on my studio table


And this in my favorite corner


And even one on the entry dresser


And then I realized I should probably shut my mouth and get some reading done.

36 comments:

  1. I LOVED Trixie Belden when I was a kid! Stacks of books make a home look "homey"....mine is more stacks of magazines though.

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  2. Love your stacks of books and your tray you have them in on your coffee table, fantastic idea. I love books too and have them on a shelf but I think they need to come out!!

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  3. LOL- Oh~We are so similar. I even have a book or two in my car in case I have to spend any time sitting there-xo Diana

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  4. I love books too. I now also have a Kindle which I LOVE and goes with me everywhere. But, I still have my "real" books, always will. Cute post!

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  5. Jen, I had to laugh while reading your post as I am sitting among stacks of books. Books are my most used decorating element. Of course I am constantly unstacking and restocking to get to a particular book. I love it. Enjoy your stacks! Bonnie

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  6. I'm shocked Emma hasn't noticed this hypocrisy!

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  7. ha! she's just like her mama. i have stacks of books everywhere too. saving cece honeycutt was a great book. and spring fever is in my stack too. happy reading.

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  8. Ha. Looks like my place. I love Trixie Beldon!

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  9. Hilarious, Jen!! It's our house, too.

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  10. Books are my weakness. Looks like Daughter is like Mother in your case. Happy reading!

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  11. LOL...so it runs in the family? I love seeing stacks of books, piled willy nilly around the house.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  12. What a wonderful problem to have. Like mama, like daughter. Enjoy your books...both of you! Patty

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  13. There's never too many books in a home!! I hope this summer brings you and your daughter tons of time to sit and enjoy!

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  14. Heh, stacks of books are everywhere in our house, too.

    And, oh, Trixie Belden! Takes me back! I loved those books.

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  15. Another with stacks of books everywhere, and it is a lovely trait to pass on to offspring!

    And I feel that books make a house a home too.... books can not class as messy! (and I'm a neat freak!)

    Love your blog!

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  16. I love the look of books stacked here, there, and most everywhere. Ones that are looked at and read, not perfectly color coordinated and artificially placed in shelves by a decorator. ;)

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  17. this was cute, like mommy like daughter. i too am a book stacker, though i wish i was more of a book reader than stacker, i must confess that your stacks are a lot prettier.

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  18. LOL!! You crack me up! The nut doesn't fall very far from the tree does it. Great habit she has. :) Kit

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  19. Nothing is cozier in a home than stacks of books!! Maybe a cup of coffee or tea right next to them as well ;)

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  20. yep. relating. totally relating.

    :)

    xo
    elyse

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  21. loving all the books .....but most of all love the lampshade in the first pic ?

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  22. I read my mum's Trixie Belden books as a kid, I also loved reading Nancy Drew! You should get this book, I adore it! http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/perfect-english-cottage-ros-byam-shaw/1100234188

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  23. Smile! :) I so understand! What is it about our stacks that we see them as 'decor' and our kids as 'clutter'!?!!!! I can so relate!

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  24. I feel like between the kids and I there is always a stack of books some place in our home.
    Thank you for visiting my blog!
    Kelli

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  25. Looks like my house! Except I'm the only one who's the avid reader. (Hubby - he reads once in awhile; 21-year old son, rarely - except for college textbooks.)

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  26. LOL
    I have to say all the books look beautiful I have a lot of books around but they don't look as pretty as yours or your dd's
    RaNae

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  27. Hahahahaha! Ditto at our house. My daughter read all 39 Trixie Beldens during 3rd and 4th grade. The library only had the first 15 so we had to interlibrary loan the remaining books. Books on a night stand are pure beauty.

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  28. Ha! Like mother, like daughter. My bedside table looks exactly the same. And I have stacks all over the place. :) Have a great day. Tammy

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  29. Haha, that's how I've been feelin' thanks to a new-found love for my local library!

    P.S. Your home always looks so fresh and bright! So inspiring :)

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  30. Same over here! Hope has stacks of books everywhere -- her bedside table, on her bed, on the floor....but then, so do the hubby & I :)

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  31. I have stacks of books on my coffee table, in baskets and on my iPad. My husband has his stacks also. When we first moved to this home, we didn't have anywhere to put books and I felt that the house didn't reflect our personalities - avid readers. I am proud that I still read books or in the case of decorating books - look at them.

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  32. love this post! stacks of books give a home personality, i think! :)

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  33. you can never have too many books! i love your titles and have some of the same. i only wish i had way more time to laze the day away reading!!

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  34. I'm another Trixie Belden fan, like your Emma and some of your readers. In recent years I completed my set of the original 15 books through a used book dealer. When I want to decompress I read them in the bubble bath. Here's a pic:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21937670@N08/4381688139/

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  35. You need to start a Goodreads account!

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