(Closed) Oh my gosh! I have a bookcase now =) … what would you put on it?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I like what they did in that picture. That’s probably where I’d go with it.

Framed photos. Little organizer boxes. Glassware.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Candles?  Pictures in frames?  Knickknacks that you already have?  Glassware?

Fiance and I have 5 small and 1 large, and they are all full, LOL!  One’s in the kitchen and has cookbooks and some serving pieces on it.  One is in the dining room and is more of a console table, with china on it.  The two small ones on either side of the fireplace in our living room (above cabinets) have pictures in frames, oversized books and knickknacks.  The one huge one in the living room is full of books, floor to ceiling.  And we have a small one that Fiance uses as a nighstand in our room, which has things we’re currently reading on it.  Yep, we’re nerds, especially because we have half a dozen more boxes of books in our garage.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hmm you could put a plant or two, a vase, a couple picture frames of you and your hubby, a candle, and any other decorative little objects you may have on them. Maybe even an interesting collection of something you have.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

A big vintagey clock, candles, photos, a piece of art or one of those poseable figurine people thingers…in my case, mostly just books! I have a gazillion, haha.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love those bookcases! I have so many books there wouldn’t be that much room for other stuff, but I like the set up in the pic. If you put a candle on a shelf, don’t ever burn it there. I did that once and accidenlty left it for a while and when I came back, the candle was starting to burn the bottom of the shelf above! Eeek!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i have a bookshelf filled with a bunch of my chotchkies. when i moved in with my fi i had a bunch of crap and nowhere to put it, so we had an extra bookshelf and there it all went, and i love it! i have lots of artwork from traveling, personal artwork, piggy banks (i have a thing for pigs), and my personal favorite, a hula dancing pig.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i have no help that hasn’t already been mentioned, but i love those bookcases!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Apothocary jars filled with pinecones. I don’t know why, but I’m totally loving this look right now! Or filled with Christmas candy! Or one of those little train cases filled with a flower arrangement. My parents have one sitting on their coffee table and its so cool looing cause it has feathers too.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love when people display things that relate to their hobbies or interests — old cameras if you’re into photography, a bowl with yarn and knitting needles for crafty people, old records for music lovers, etc.  You walk into someone’s house and already know the kind of people who live there! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our bookshelf is so packed with books (I was an English major in college) that there is no room for anything else! In fact, we may have to get an additional bookshelf soon because we both have a book-buying obsession (thanks half-priced books!) and we have run out of room on the shelf.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I have those shelves too!! They’re sooo pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

I copied the Pottery Barn display lol. It looks similar to the photo above. I have nothing useful on it– it just looks good. I have books w/o the sleeves, picture frames, candles…

Just remember to group things in odd numbers. 1, 3, 5, 7 ๐Ÿ™‚ You can’t go wrong!

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