Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Fun Post

I recently took part in Emily A Clark's reader participation feature on entryways . It was a lot of fun and after having a look today at the beautiful entryways/foyers featured, I have added to my already bulging blogroll. Please do yourself a favour and go and have a look at these entrys.

I also would like to make mention of a new blog belonging to Briohny called
French Doors and Verandahs
Briohny's blog description says "Building a Coastal Style Home in Victoria, Australia and I am Dreaming of French Doors and Verandahs".
Well that was enough to have me hooked!!! This is a young blog and I know Briohny would appreciate all of your encouragement.

I thought I would show you a little something I picked up at a garage sale recently. It was one of those where you think "okay, nothing here for me", and then look what I found:o) I love these bookends, love them! (shelves could use a dusting Ange).





I picked these 3, supposedly floating, shelves up in the IKEA seconds section and they were missing the attachments needed to float them. Guessing that's why they were $7 each rather than $40-odd. I'm thinking I will paint out the brackets one of these days.





27 comments:

Janette said...

I don't mind the brackets it gives it more of a vintage industrial look but if that's not to your taste then painting them would look good too! Love your book ends! I've been on the look out for some bookends actually and yours are great!
Thanks for sharing the new blogs, I'm off to check them out!
Jxx

Life in the Country Lane said...

Some great bargains Ange. Love the bookends. I agree with Janette, I like the brackets as they are..Will take a look at the new blog - thanks x

Anna said...

Gorgeous find Ange...and those floating bookshelves look fab..and yep..the brackets painted out will make a world of difference. Love the way you have arranged it all..gorgeous x

Erica @ Decorica said...

Hi Ange, I love your striped wall - it looks really cool!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very nice finds...I like the shelves a lot, as well as the bookends. Very nice vignettes on both shelves! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Kerry said...

They're fabulous. I only have one like that:(
thanks for pointing out some new blogs...we love that!

Kathysue said...

Ange, I just read your comment on the entry post, thankyou , yes it really was fun to see and meet some new bloggers. I had to laugh when I read about your son. I almost wrote something about the smell of the little cabbage flowers but did not want to taint you entry post,hehe. I found out the same thing here when I bought some, I am super sensetive to smells so you can only imagine my disappointment because they are so pretty. Too funny, you cracked me up. Fun sharing a post with you, Have a great day, I am going to check out that other blog you mentioned and I love the brackets!! They look interesting, not run of the mill, Kathysue

Chrissy said...

I love those shelfs...like what you did with them,very funky!!! Hope you are well,Chrissy

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Hi Ange. Your shelves look great. I love the way you've displayed everything. While the brackets have a sort of industrial egde if they don't suit your decor you could paint them out. Or why not have a look at the hardware store or on eBay for some architectural timber corbels or brackets? You only need six and sometimes you can get them really cheap.
Oh, and thanks for the link to Briohny's blog!
Kristine

Emily A. Clark said...

Thanks for the link! So glad you shared your foyer with us :)

brismod said...

The bookends and shelves are great Ange!

Jenny said...

Hi Ange, Love the way you have styled your new book shelves. I also like the idea mentioned by Kristine of the timber corbels. Thanks for the new blog suggestions, you are always on the lookout! Thanks!

McCarthy Designs said...

Great find Ange, the bookends are fabulous! Thank you for the new blog to check out, will do that now. xx

Tara said...

The bookends are great...So vintage and funky..

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french doors and verandahs said...

Sweet Ange! Thanks for mentioning my blog! I really appreciate the gesture and have had quite a few blogger friends visit me! Doesn't blogging make the world seem so small! It's wonderful meeting so many new people, with a common interest in all things home.
Thanks for the support!
X Briohny.

Revival said...

your stripes in the entry have inspired me......perhaps a fall project. thanks for introducing me to so many new blogs in this post - love them all! and, i'll need more reading material in the coming weeks/months. no baby yet, but 9 days and counting. xoxo

A Room For Everyone said...

And just like that, you have a perfect display! Why can't I do that? Good one mentioning Briohny's blog, she is super nice. I love the bookends too, very beautiful..Have a great weekend..Rachaelxx

Trish @ A dream house for Trish said...

Love your bookends, you always come up with fabulous designs from you thrifty finds, Im always inspired by you, Ange!!!

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theoldboathouse said...

Hi Ange, I love the thickness of the shelves. I love that feeling at a garage sale....that little rush of excitement when you find something you love, hope you have a lovely weekend, cheers katherine

Janean said...

ange, you have a real *eye* for design!! most of us just put stuff on the shelf without thinking of balance. everything looks perfect. do you give lessons??? :)

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Ange, I love the shelves, I think they rock! I seem to have deleted your email address to send you invite to my blog. Email me here: katrina_chambers@bigpond.com

Paper Tree Design said...

What gorgeous bookends - great find! The bookshelves look great too - don't you just love the clearance section at IKEA (sometimes I actually go in thru' the 'out' door just to look there first). Going over to check out Briohny's blog now - thanks for sharing. Hope your having a great weekend. Michelle

Kellie Collis said...

Fabulous purchases - you have such a great eye! Hope you are having a delightful weekend! x

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Little Lovables said...

so cute! I have bookends very similar to those :)