Thursday, October 20, 2011

.Noteworthy Reads.

Recently I've acquired some very noteworthy books that I felt I should share with you.
Some are cookbooks, some are novels, and some are for home decorating.
But they all have one thing in common {besides me loving them}...
They are all gorgeous works of art.
Check out the links at the bottom of the post for more info!
I personally like to display some of my more beautiful books stacked neatly on my coffee table, or display them on my bookshelf {the one that isn't actually for books, but for fun stuff, like vases and pictures!}. This allows me to glance at them when I feel the need to flip through something, but also adds a pretty design element to my rooms.
AND FUN NOTE: It's also super interesting to see which books your friends and guests go for when they come learn a little something about them just from the books they grab!
My work-in-progress Bookcase {located in my main floor living room}
Personal touches make a bookcase in my opinion. This may be a bit busy, but each item means something to us.
Here I have a vase from our wedding, pictures of loved ones , my prettiest cookbooks, a orchid that was a wedding gift {and still alive!}, and some gifted african statues.
NOTE: My camera battery died right before I snapped a picture of our coffee table, but I will post it later this afternoon, so check back for that!!

1} Fast, Fresh, Simple, by Donna Hay {just like the title says, fresh/fast/simple meals for everyday}
2} Design*Sponge at Home, by Grace Bonney {THE design book to have. Period. It's pretty fantastic!}
3} Domino the Book of Decorating {from my favorite, and now defunct magazine production, Domino. This book is a compilation of the best of the best, and a classic for any design lover}
4} Seasons, by Donna Hay {donna hay is magnificent and this is the best of all cooking seasons}
5} Plenty, by Yotem Ottolenghi {THE new cookbook to have on your self. Trust me!}
6} Alice's Adventure in Wonderland and Other Stories, by Lewis Caroll {a beautiful hot pink novel. who wouldn't WANT this? Also classic stories just pull at my heart strings}
7} War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy {a gorgeous classic novel. Admittedly I haven't finished it, but so far so good. And with about a million pages to read, it'll last you all through the cold winter, curled under a warm blanket near the fireplace. heaven.}

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