antique books

Late 19th, early 20th Century publisher’s pictorial cloth bindings. From Michael Moon's Bookshop in Cumbria.

“People without hope not only don't write novels, but what is more to the point, they don't read them.” ― Flannery O'Connor

An ideal afternoon -writing - novels - author - Lindsey Pogue - Romance Adventure New

Vintage books coupled with flowers for a centerpiece or vignette

You're a Hoot | Decorating with Owls - Click through for an owl lover's gift guide and more vignettes with owl decor!

Wonderful way to display your books!

“She was unlike most girls of her age, in this--that she had ideas of her own" -Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone

Back when book design was beautiful. I wish we still produced books with character. Get any book for 99 cents. DAILY DEALS !

"We Are All Books, Because We Have Spines And Stories To Tell..." Unknown... I Really Like This!!!

"Antique & vintage books with beautiful bindings add distinctive character & charm to decor vignettes" Carolyn Williams #decorating_with_#books

There have been so many pretty book covers for Alice over the years. I like this one with the white-painted-red roses.

Books By the Foot - where you can buy distressed (and new) cloth or leather books. You can purchase by age, material or color! Awesome for decorating!

“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

I still prefer the physical book beneath my hands rather than another piece of technology. #BookWorm

"Joy would fill my heart/Nature unveil thy awful face/To me a poets pow'r impart/Thoug[h] humble be my destined place." - early poem by Brontë

"Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.” ~ Henry David Thoreau- from P.O.S.H. Chicago

Vintage Books in Blue

The power of good books:......"A mind once stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimensions". ~ Oliver Wendell Homes

before-ever-after

Old books with marbled edge paper. E-books, while they have their merits, just cannot hold a candle to the real thing.