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Modifié : Jan 9, 2013, 1:18pm

Let me guess - some of us besides me, have reading related thisNthat laying about the house.

Here's one of my favorites:

Juin 26, 2012, 12:46pm

I love it! I want it! :)

Juin 27, 2012, 2:46am

I would be nervous about actually using that candle though.

Modifié : Jan 9, 2013, 1:19pm

Well, yeah, at least so near the books.

This one is made to sit on the edge of a flower pot -

Juin 27, 2012, 7:09am

And my favorite bookend -

Modifié : Juin 27, 2012, 12:32pm

Where do y'all get these gorgeous knickknacks and bookends?

Juin 27, 2012, 12:56pm

Decades of keeping the eye open. The bookends at yard sale/flea markets, the pot keeper from Crafts 2000 a while back. I think I bought the mousie new, but I've had him so long, I can't remember.

Others I'll post later have been gifts.

I used to be a childrens' librarian, and hope to do it someday again. Always, always on the look out for the cutie-patooties.

I've also got some collectible vintage buttons with a bookish theme. I'll try to remember to scan them.

Modifié : Juin 29, 2012, 9:54am

One of mine:

Oops, sorry about the size of that picture.

Juin 29, 2012, 3:22pm

Wicked- bad! What's he reading, I wonder.

Juin 29, 2012, 3:28pm

Probably Paradise Lost.

Juin 29, 2012, 4:24pm

(10) Ha!

Or perhaps The Screwtape Letters?

Juin 29, 2012, 4:36pm

>10 varielle:
He's reading the uncorrected proof before it goes to publication.


Juin 29, 2012, 5:09pm

Ichabod Crane (he has a twin at the other end of this set)

Juin 29, 2012, 6:05pm

A few author "Pot Bellys" in their natural habitat

Jane Austen

RL Stevenson

Mark Twain

Miguel de Cervantes

Juin 29, 2012, 7:33pm

Love the crane and the potbellies. :)

Modifié : Juil 1, 2012, 4:23pm

Juil 1, 2012, 4:18pm

>16 Ardagor:
Very nice.
Makes me sad, though. My daughter's cat recently pushed my dragon off the shelf (it was a small dragon, and must have been asleep at the time), breaking one leg and a horn. He's awaiting medical attention; the dragon, not the cat, although...


Juil 1, 2012, 7:09pm

I have a lot of Beatrix Potter thingies on the shelf with the rest of the Beatrix Potter books and Beatrix Potter-related books, and there's some Lord of the Rings-inspired handbuilt sculpture with my Tolkieniana (strangely, my Alice in Wonderland shelf has not yet been affected, it just has books). And my favourite bookends depict a little girl craning her neck to get a drink of water from a lion-head fountain, which reminds me so much of Lucy Pevensie (and has done for the 40 years I've treasured it, I bought it when I was a teenager) although there's no such scene in the Narnia books.

Juil 1, 2012, 7:18pm

This is my Librarian with a collection of Unseen University related miniature books. (Some are Hogwarts titles, because Terry Pratchett in all the Discworld books doesn't actually mention a whole lot of titles.)

He has got a lot of other books too, but in this picture it's just the ones custom-made for the theme by Pat Sweet of Bo Press.

Modifié : Juil 1, 2012, 11:50pm

Book-themed bookends....

Edited to add: Photos not showing, even though I'm following the instructions posted here ( and the Flickr settings show the photos are public. I tried Picasa first, but they no longer have "link to this photo" showing. So frustrating....

Modifié : Juil 2, 2012, 12:09am

One of my nicest bookshelves was commandeered for clean towels and blankets in the laundry room because we moved to a place with no linen closet. In similar fashion my kids grew up and their kid dressers were too small so I donated my dresser. Now one of the former bookshelves is half books, a quarter underwear and a quarter socks. Not as beautiful as the other pictures here but I will still try to send one when I get a round tuit.

Juil 2, 2012, 11:58am

Libraryhermit, if you have any spare tuits, send them my way. I could use them all.

Amy, I really really really like It is so easy! You can also upload to your junk drawer on your profile here.

Juil 2, 2012, 12:00pm

#21 ~~ I could also use some round tuits! I haven't been able to get any round tuits in years.

Modifié : Juil 2, 2012, 1:16pm

Thanks, 2wonderY! Am trying again from my junk drawer here on LT....

Juil 2, 2012, 1:45pm

oh my! That cat in the crescent is pretty special. What is the book it matches so well? oh, that's part of the bookend! Nice!

Juil 2, 2012, 1:59pm

I do have another pair of cat bookends, but there are no books incorporated so have not included a photo here. I am going to have to hunt around my house and see what else is lurking.... :-)

Modifié : Jan 9, 2013, 1:16pm

Here's a little statue my MIL gave me -

She varies what she's reading according to the season.

Juil 2, 2012, 2:07pm

^ Lovely!

Modifié : Juil 2, 2012, 7:09pm

None of my knickknacks have books in them... :(

Juil 2, 2012, 8:00pm

You obviously need to work at remedying that.

Juil 2, 2012, 8:23pm


Juil 6, 2012, 5:08pm

A couple of collectible clothing buttons -

this is a scrimshaw technique, but it's a plastic material -

this is a commercially made button, carved from bone, made in china -

Juil 6, 2012, 5:10pm

>33 2wonderY:
Really, do you think it wise to mix mice and books?


Juil 6, 2012, 5:31pm

They were there first, and will not be chased away, not even when I bring out the cat buttons. They are actually rats, and have not damaged the manuscript. I think they might be working on a translation.

Oct 31, 2013, 8:02am

This thread needs resurrection, here on All Hallows Eve, no? I found it through the Tattered But Still Lovely group. I love the various bookends. And the pot bellies. Here's mine, with a couple other tchotchkes besides:

Oct 31, 2013, 10:22am

Gah! none of my photos stayed in place.

Oct 31, 2013, 12:47pm

Someone likes William Faulker, I think...or is that the Faulkner shelf?

I have a Louis L'Amour shelf, but it has some other Westerns and stuff...

...where can I put more books? Aarrgh!

Modifié : Oct 31, 2013, 1:37pm

>38 fuzzi: Yes, fuzzi, Faulkner is my man. And, that IS the Faulkner shelf, or one section of it. You can see the whole thing (and the rest of the doodads on it) by visiting me on my current 75 Book Challenge thread, where all are welcome. I also have Robert B. Parker shelves, and James Lee Burke shelves, and Frances & Richard Lockridge shelves....oh my.

Modifié : Nov 1, 2013, 6:49pm

This is the latest version of my Louis L'Amour shelf:

After I was given a bunch of non-L'Amour Westerns, it morphed into a Western shelf, then when I needed a place to air a couple of musty books, it was the only/best available space (see them on the right with pages fanned), and then the odds and ends of bric-a-brac took up residence.

Nov 4, 2013, 1:04pm

Just a shelf for Faulkner. I have an entire bookcase devoted to my Doc Savage collection. True, the bookcase is very narrow, but it does look pretty cool with all those black spined books.