Monday, June 15, 2009

NEW SHABBY CAB

This is my new shabby cabinet!! In it's previous life I think it resided in a kitchen. It has lots of large shelves and some smaller shelves that I believe would have been for glasses.
I'm oh so excited about this !! You see, we have a gazillion books around this joint and they have all been hidden away in Rubbermaid storage down in the dungeon. Who wants to keep books hidden away in storage?
when they can look oh so lovely in my charming shabby cabinet

I even like to leave the door open a smidgen just so I can smell them.


Don't you love the smell of books???









17 comments:

Susie said...

Yes I do love the smell of books and I love your new cabinet. Glad you get to display your books now.

Nancy said...

I *heart* your new cabinet! That is so awesome! I agree, it's nice to have proper storage for books. Glad you found it...it's really too neat!

Nancy

Odette said...

i love it that they are just within reach from your bed! hey what types of books are they?
xoxoxoxo

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

What a beautiful cabinet. Enjoy!
~Michelle

Shabby Kim said...

What a pretty cabinet!!

I love the fact that you've chosen to use the cabinet for storing and displaying all of your treasured books. Much better than keeping them hidden away in storage bins where they can't be enjoyed.

Melissa Miller said...

It's really beautiful! :)

Karen said...

I love everything about books! Especially reading one on a cold winter night when it is storming out and we have a fire burning in the fireplace.
Or . . . reading one while sitting on the patio with a nice glass of wine on a warm summer evening.
Or . . . reading one waiting for My husband to get back to the motorhome so we can cook up the fish he caught.
Ha1 lol. I love books!
And your new cabinet is awesome!!!!!
Have a great day!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I love what you did with your cabinet. I love taking furniture pieces like this and using them intentionally for different reasons. Anything that can hold books nicely is a good thing.

Tracey said...

I want to live in that house in that picture!
xxx

Kathy said...

Great cupboard...perfect for books and a million other things too! Just happened onto your blog and I love it...Sooo sweet, keep up the good blogging and I'd love to follow you, xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings.blogspot.com Stop in and sit a spell...

ITALIAN PEASANT said...

hi, funny you should mention the smell of books :) i, too relish the smell LOL i collect trixie belden & they take me back to when i was 10 years old, gotta love that :) gio

texasdaisey said...

That is very shabby chic and beautiful.
Debbie

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Great cabinet!! I also just looked at your older post about the farmsteads in your area, oh to die for!!
Hugs~Kelly

The Green Pea said...

Love your cabinet, what a great place for the books. Sandi

Angie said...

Love that cabinet! Looks great and offers storage too!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Love the cabinet, so shabby, so vintage, so cottagey.:-) Yep, I love the smell of books also.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Jen,
I love your sweet cabinet! It is so darling! :) I love how you decorated around and on it, too, and how wonderful that it can now be a home for your books! :)