20 December 2012

Today's Bookshop Inspirations & Thoughts


1. I got to see my first book tree in person today. 
If you think they're cute online, wait till you see one 
in the flesh. So much prettier and way more impressive.

2. & 3. I might have to try to replicate this painting
and this Charlotte's Web chair. Aren't they both darling?

4. When I win the lotto, I'm SO buying this entire shelf.

So tell me, have you seen anything bookish recently that inspired you?

{IMAGE TAKEN BY AND THE PROPERTY OF TALES OF WHIMSY.COM}

50 comments :

  1. I too want that chair. Seriously.

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    1. OutofPrint! I know them. I loveeeee them. I want to buy them alllll.

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  2. I love that chair! Plus I'm jealous that you've seen an actual book tree in person! I haven't been anywhere to see anything to inspire me, but your pics are pretty inspiring. :)

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  3. Wow! What cute bookish items! I especially love the tree!!!

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  4. You can easily paint that chair...you go girl!

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  5. That chair is awesome! Love it! I have yet to see a Christmas book tree in person! :(

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  6. Oh my...making a book tree sure looks impressive! :)

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  7. Ok, that book christmas tree is just too awesome! I love that idea!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  8. I love that painting! And if I had a home library I would so make a book ttree!

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  9. That tree looks fabulous! I love it!

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  10. Love, love, love the Charlotte's Web chair! And I've yet to see my own book tree. It's on my list of awesome things to make happen. ;0)

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  11. LOVE the book tree....freaking adorable. I could definitely make a small one.

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  12. Oh my goodness that must have been so awesome to see the book tree in person! I keep seeing ones on the internet and they look so awesome! I love, love, love that painting too! Happy Holidays Juju :)

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  13. I love that book Christmas tree, I want to buy one for my house!!!!

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  14. My local library did a book tree and I just love it!

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  15. You know, I don't think I've ever seen a Christmas tree of books before! How awesome. I would like to make one myself so long as it didn't involve mangling any of my precious books!

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    1. Yes! So true. It would have to be hardcovers and double the books up so the structure is stronger and no books get hurt. :)

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  16. I want that tree!! I would leave it up all year. I would love to make one with all my favorite books and just stare at it lovingly lol

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  17. I want a book tree! I have enough books in the house, I probably should try my hand at one next year. If I ever win the lottery, I want ALL the bookshelves!

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  18. I'm so jealous that you actually got to see a book tree in the wild! And I'm kind of in love with the Charlotte's Web chair. ADORABLE!

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  19. A booktree? How awesome! I want to see one too.

    Merry Christmas!

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  20. How cool is that book tree?!

    Merry Christmas!!

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  21. LOVE that book tree Juju! I wish I was patient enough to build something like that, but I know a quarter of the way through I'd get bored and want to read the books rather than stack them. Christmas fail:) Happy Holidays my friend!

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  22. Have a very wonderful Christmas Girlfriend!!!!!
    Give that adorable baby girl a hug for me!

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  23. I love that Charlot's Web chair!!! It would be so sweet in Baby Whimsy's room!!!
    I hope you and your sweet little family have a Super Merry Christmas!
    ~Liz

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    1. Wouldn't it?
      I must try it some day.

      Thank you darling.
      We sure did.

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  24. 1. Awesome!
    2&3. Extremely lovely and perfect for little Whimsy!
    4. Nice choice!

    Most of my recent bookish inspirations were online...but they still never fail to amaze. ^_^

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  25. ummm . . . your post was pretty inspiring :)

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  26. Love these pictures. I hope I get to see a book tree in person one day.

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  27. great post! I loved it! I have yet to see a book tree in person, but have seen many and posted them on Facebook. Such a neat idea, and its one "Craft" you don't have to tear up the books to make it!

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  28. I love the book trees. I haven't seen one in person yet, but they are dang cute. But I did see something bookishly cool recently online: Cornell University has installed grass inside its Olin Library

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