Sunday, November 24, 2013

I Decorated My Bathroom With What?

If you don't love books...especially old, dusty, yellowed ones...

...then perhaps we can't be friends anymore  you won't like the way I decorated my bathroom. ;)

My Frenchy bathroom, connected to our bedroom, is always always getting an update.

First, there were flowers.

Then, came a topiary.

Today, my wedding bouquet atop three classic books.

Emily Post's Etiquette guide, Education of a Princess and Wuthering Heights - my favorite book.

Recently, I added a collection of old books to this distressed shelf. 

I like surrounding myself with "old" things, especially literature.

I don't plan to read these {ahem} while I'm IN the bathroom. 

My kids barge in on me as it is. {"Mommy, what are you DOING? I couldn't FIND you!"}

My favorite necklace: An old locket I found at an antique store.

~Sweet Sutton and Grand Grayson~ Easter 2013

A dictionary from 1935.

An old hymnal from 1955. I grew up singing these songs, and I miss using hymnals.

Maybe it's "different" {as my husband said with a polite shrug}, and maybe I'll change it tomorrow...

...But for now, there are books in my bathroom.

Because books deserve to be everywhere.

Do you love decorating with books? 

Thanks for visiting!

Please continue to pray for the Philippines and for the people in Illinois due to the recent tornadoes.


Design_Fluff said...

I like the book vignette the best! I love Wuthering Heights! I also love Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I think I've seen every version of the movie they've made. Though, I know the books are always better. I love reading and really need to collect my favorite books and get back to it.

Lena said...

I like the last one the vest!

And I totally read books in a bathroom. In fact, that's almost the only place where I can find a few minutes for "myself" :)

Lady Linda said...

Oh what a riot and it's just lovely! You did a great job decorating and I really like it. My daughter is a book nut...I'm going to have to tell her about your bathroom.
Have a great week.

Donna Wilkes said...

Everywhere you look in my house are stacks and stacks of books. However, I have woefully neglected my bathrooms. Thank you for setting me straight. I am going to correct that now! Love all the looks.

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your bathroom looks beautiful love the color on the wall. I am painting my hall bathroom right now for Thanksgiving and the holiday. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new post. I am your newest follower on your blog now. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.God Bless.

Christine Graves said...

Looks good! I love decorating with books too. They are good for so many uses....Sometimes at Thrift stores if I can't find the right color one I need....I spray paint the covers :-) I hope Grisham doesn't mind.....LOL

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your bathroom and all of your decor is fabulous. Love the books too. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me and I hope you and your family have a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

Stephanie said...

Oh I love old books so I guess that means we can still be friends :) haha I enjoy putting old books out in my home - they add such a special touch. Your bathroom is quite charming :)

Hugs to you, friend!

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Thanks for coming over again to my blog Linda is a sweetie she did a Beautiful job on your blog. Hope you have wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

Dixie n Dottie said...

Looks great! Very creative!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Rea T said...

thank you for the special shout out to pray for my beloved Philippines Meredith...may you be blessed even more!

i hope we can still be friends even though i don't decorate my bathroom with books :( i do have some magazines in there for sure and i do decorate with books outside my bathroom, so i guess we can still be friends?♥

the way you use those books as your decor is really lovely and unique..

Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady said...

I love it! I think you did a fabulous job! I can dig an elegant bathroom!

Patty Antle said...

Yes, books are an important part of decorating, even in the bathroom. Would you believe I haven't read Wuthering Heights. I have the book. I bet everyone has read it but me. Love your vintage locket. I have enjoyed hanging out in antique stores lately. I like to change things frequently too. It's just fun! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. :)

Ashley Ditto said...

Wow, this is so beautiful! Come decorate mine! You have such amazing talent!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Aaawww, Thank you so much for your kind comment, Meredith :D Love the way you decorated your bathroom - books everywhere is definitely my cup of tea :) Hugs Pernilla xoxo

Trinity Grace said...

Meredith, you certainly have talent for decorating. I love the way you're able to take simple things and turn them into something fabulous!

The French Hutch said...

What's fun in decorating is if you don't like you can always change it..........but, I love what you've done. I love a stack of books with a candle, books stacked on a teeny table next to my bed. Hope you are enjoying a long holiday weekend Meredith.


Danielle said...

I love it! When we buy a house, will you come decorate my bathroom? So lovely!! Hope all is well!


chateau chic said...

I love using vintage books Everywhere too!! They always add so much warmth no matter where we put them.
Mary Alice

Heather @ Notes from the Nelsens said...

I love it!! It looks so good!! Hope you and your family had a Happy Thanksgiving, Meredith!


Ivy and Elephants said...

I keep books in the bathroom, too!
( I do read in there, I don't like to waste time! LOL) I have a brass planter filled with them. Love your shelf and the column with your wedding flowers. Such a pretty Frenchy room!

Anonymous said...

Every inch is gorgeous!! I adore it!!!

dee -@ The Old Fat Hen said...

Love the way you decorate it is so beautiful-love dee x

Michell Pulliam said...

Oh wow, Meredith! I knew there was a reason why we connected so...I LOVE decorating with books too! I have them ALL over the house, lol! Your bathroom looks great, you did an awesome job! Have a good one my friend!

Lisa @ OneRedShoeBlog said...

I love what you've done here! I'm thinking my cats would find a way to topple the vase of flowers, unfortunately, so I'll just have to gaze at the photos in longing...