Musing Mondays (Jan 11)

Musing Mondays (BIG) Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about tidy bookshelves.

Are your bookshelves strictly books only? Or have knick-knacks invaded? Do your shelves also shelve DVDs? Photos? Why not snap a photo – I’m sure we all like to spy on other’s shelves!

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

 

My house, at least my sections of it (yes, I’m guilty) are still cluttered with holiday mess and disorder – even my shelves a little. And as I was reshelving the books that had been returned or recovered, I realised just how many other things my shelves housed.

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I have two book shelves. The bookshelf in our lounge room shelves all my Star Trek books. It also houses my collection of coffee table books, and my ever-growing notebook stash (no, there is no such thing as too many notebooks!)

 

 

It also holds what we call my “miniature menagerie” – something that started with the turtle and has grown since then, either by myself or the contributions of others.

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My main bookshelf, however is in my craft room – a room already cluttered (and yes, very out of control at the moment. Wendy, don’t kill me) and so it collects it’s fair share of debris. I took a few quick photos of some of the items lining my shelves – they pretty much speak for themselves.

 

 

 

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It wasn’t, however, until posting this pics now that I realised something: I counted 14 objects and 8 of them are related in some way to Wendy – which means she is responsible, and therefore not allowed to pick on my knick-knack collecting.

So how bout you? What does your shelf look like?

37 comments :

fredamans said...

I hope you read all those books!

I would go mad if mine weren't in order. I attached a photo of my reviewing shelf.

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/musing-monday_10.html

Molly said...

I LOVE this large bookshelf --- so many books, so little time.....

And the crafts look just as wonderful to me.

My post for Sunday Salon covered this exact topic, as I was given a room-maker for Christmas, which has turned into the craft and book nook. If interested, you can read about it here:
http://mycozybooknook.blogspot.com/2010/01/tss-011010.html

have a great week!

Mae said...

This is a GREAT question!! Love it.

I love how visible, and how great it looks, Harry Potter is. You can easily recognise it on other people's shelves. Rebecca, you have a beautiful bookcase there.

Here's mine:

http://madbibliophile.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/musing-monday-17/

Bluestocking said...

Here is mine

Melody said...

Here's mine.

Mark A. Swallow said...

Nice wood on those shelves. Were those made specifically for you or did you buy them at a furniture store? And I like how you have the books arranged on them.

Mine post is here including a picture:

http://mswallow.typepad.com/the_swallows_nest/2010/01/book-mark.html

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

Fire & Ice Musing Monday

gautami tripathy said...

Only books in mine!

Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts/Musings

Michelle said...

I love your bookshelves! Here's mine:

http://www.michellesmastermusings.com/2010/01/musing-mondays-january-11-2010.html

Nise' said...

I have bookshelf envy. The one in your craft room is wonderful.

Pictures of my bookshelves.

vampira2468 said...

mine is here
http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/1465/

vampira2468 said...

mine is here
http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/1465/

Mash1195 said...

I hope the majority of those books have been read, if not, you sure have a lot of reading to do lol.
My answer is posted here:
http://cmashlovestoread.blogspot.com

Erin said...

I love all your bookshelves, and could definitely get lost browsing both the titles and looking at the little treasures scattered among them! :D

My post can be found here: Musing Mondays @ The Wobbly Bookstack

Boof (The Book Whisperer) said...

I love spying on other people's bookshelves! Great shelves, Rebecca.

Here are mine:

http://boofsbookshelf.com/tag/musing-monday/

MizB @ Should Be Reading said...

My answer, complete with pictures, is up!

Great question, Rebecca! I love looking at other people's bookshelves!!! :D

~MizB

MizB @ Should Be Reading said...

PS... You're right, Rebecca -- NOTHING wrong with a notebook collection. ;) I have one, myself -- and it's fairly large. You can't have "too many"!

MizB said...

(sorry -- don't mean to be spming you with comments today...)... isn't it funny how, on most shelves, you can spot the Harry Potter collections? Almost everyone who's posted pictures has the set! LOL. Too funny! :P

~MizB

booksplease said...

Here's
mine.

Susan B. Evans said...

You have great shelves! I am virtually shelf-less - but I need 'em :) Here's a link to my post:

http://www.wellmanneredfrivolity.blogspot.com/

Sherrie said...

Hi Rebecca,
Your shelves look great even with the what knots. Mine is posted at my place, Just Books. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

okbolover said...

My shelf is just crowded with books. No knicknacks nothing. Not even pictures. It's meant for books :P

Here

caite said...

Oh, I am late to the party, but finally HERE is mine.

Now I am off to check out everyone else's!

Dawn said...

Mine is here.

mattviews said...

My bookshelves are strictly for books. My musing is posted. :)

naida said...

wow youve got some great bookshelves and cute knick knacks!
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/2010/01/musing-mondays-111-tidy-bookshelves.html

crestina said...

http://addlife21.blogspot.com/2010/01/bookshelves-are-great.html

if only I have one..:-)

Susan said...

Here's my post!

Right Here

Ladytink_534 said...

I haven't set up all my knick-knacks yet but I'm sure my books will have to share the shelves soon.

Here's new pictures of my bookcase:
http://ladytinksblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/musing-monday-bookshelves.html

Kelly said...

Here is my post:

http://kellysreadingdaydreamsandnightmares.blogspot.com/2009/12/musing-mondays-142010-i-do-have-some.html

mominsanity said...

Mine is here:
http://mominsanity.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/monday-musings-13/

Jules said...

I love the design of your shelves, very pretty. Here's mine.

http://juliebooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/musing-mondays.html

Kathrin said...

Finally posted mine: Kathrin's Mailbox Monday

carolsnotebook said...

I love the pictures of everyone's shelves. Thanks for sharing.

Terra said...

Nice bookshelves.

I really should start taking part in this meme. It's such a good one.

I am restricted to having only the one bookshelf to myself. The top shelf is filled with books and currently has a homeless photo frame also crammed on there. Second shelf down is all decorative - knickknacks and photos. Middle shelf houses my cd player, a jewellery box, and what few books could fit in the remaining space. Bottom two shelves are dedicated to books, except for the one other jewellery box that I had to squeeze in there.

Marie said...

there's no more room on my shelves for anything but books anymore, LOL! :-)

Jenny Girl said...

My craft roon looks the same so you are in good company :)