Can you believe it is the last Sunday of January already? That means it's time for another addition of our monthly French Country Style series. This month it's all about bookshelves.
One thing that I do not like to do and have the hardest time with is styling the bookcases in the great room. They have been styled many different ways over the nineteen years of living here. Since my main style is French Country I will show you what I have on my shelves for this style.
My shelves are filled with things I have been collecting the past few years like old books, boxes, silver, trophies and more. The setter art on the bottom was an auction win from my trip to France in 2013. You can find out more about it here. The large green demijohn came from my trip there, too.
I told you in This Post that the scale from the kitchen had moved and this is where it ended up.
Of course I love adding these very old leather bound books. It is a bookcase, after all. I have found the best deal on these at the Scott Antique Market in Atlanta. There is a vendor there who sells nothing, but old books and he sets a table up with everything on it for $5. If a book has a tiny flaw he puts it on that table so I have grabbed many of these for just $5. He also has beautiful sets of books for more than $5, of course.
On the other side, over the big black box, I have more old books, old silver trophies, another scale/balance from France, and antlers. I placed a basket behind the scale and some antlers for extra texture and layers.
When I had my photo shoot for the French Country Style Magazine the photographers wanted to move the t.v., but instead left it and then photoshopped it out and transposed a photo in. Some cool stuff they can do. I wish I could make the t.v. magically disappear. :)
I would love to find some more old trophies at an affordable price. They have gotten so expensive.
This old monogrammed silver pitcher is one of the first old silver pieces I started collecting after I started blogging five years ago. Yep, I will be going into my sixth year of blogging in a few days.
Just for fun, I found an old post from my first year of blogging when I was looking for something else. I thought you might get a kick at seeing how I had these same bookcases decorated back then. The post is actually about the first time I painted the mantel. Yep, it's been painted more than once, but you can see how the bookcases were styled with what I had back then. You can check it out Here.
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Have a great week!