Thursday, September 13, 2007

Bookshelves & Pictures...













These are some bookshelves in our family room. I have filled them with family pictures, old books, camaras, a dog or two, a seashell or two, and more books. Simple but homey I think. The last picture is of my Mom when she was a little girl. My grand-father was an amatuer photographer and I think had a good eye. I have many of his photos and adore all of them. He died when I was only 7. I love this photo of my mother. I hung a little skeleton key of the frame for fun. Thanks for peekin! xoxo, cherry


16 comments:

melissa @ the inspired room said...

That is wonderful about your grandfather's pictures. How cool that you have them. That one of your mom is so sweet. Your treasures never end.

Happy Friday, almost.

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Guess we are visiting each other at the same time! You night owl you! I wanted to thank you for adding to our list of classics. Great additions! A touch of whimsy is just what a classic room needs, I totally agree! Without whimsy, things are a tad too stuffy!

Kate said...

I love that photo of your mother with the rag curls. My mother had hair like that as a little girl too; everyone wanted their little ones to look like Shirley Temple.

Nunnie's Attic said...

Wasn't your mom just cute as a button? I love old books and old pictures. They just automatically give a sense of history to the room. You have such precious possessions. Thank you for sharing them with us!

Love,
Julie

Katy said...

Your shelves look beautiful and i love the pic your grandfather took! It is great! I am sorry he passed when you were so young!

Mary said...

What a wonderful post -- I think I'm just plain nosy because I love looking at what people have on their bookcases and desks...hmm..I may have to do a post on my desk top! :)

Thanks for the inspiration!

xoxo,
Mary

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I love that picture of your mom and that little key gives it a Secret Garden affect that is really charming.

Hugs,
Dena

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh...how personal...and pretty! I am going to "borrow" your key idea.
Blessings for a Great Day!!
-Robin

Counting Your Blessings said...

How very darling! I love old books and I even have a couple old cameras but the skeleton key... My parents house has a door on every room and every one of them uses a skeleton key. I keep one on my key chain and call it the key to my suite at the Davis Motel. have a wonderful weekend. Blessings... Polly

Kim from "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

I love how you have your shelves decorated! I really love old books, too...and the picture of your Mom as a little girl is just too precious! Have a great weekend.

Laurie & Chris said...

I love the picture of your Mom. Your grandfather did a great job. The key looks really cute hanging on the corner of the picture. Thanks for sharing :)

Cottage by the River said...

Hey Cherry- I love the picture of your Mom and the key really adds
that extra touch. I like the cameras on your shelves. Have a great weekend.

Bristol

Kim said...

Love the decor of the shelves, but I *really, really* love the photo with the key on the ribbon! Perfect.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

What a lovely collection of special items!

Penny Carlson said...

I love the vintage cameras on the shelfs...perfect when you are displaying old photos!
Penny

oak wind farm said...

You really have a knack for arranging shelves and doing all sorts of wonderful things!