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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A GENTLY USED AND GREATLY LOVED TREASURE....

**NOTE...
BLOGGER IS MESSIN' WITH US TODAY...
I CAN'T LEAVE COMMENTS ON ANY SITE THAT HAS
THE DREADED....WORD VERIFICATION....
BLOGGER SAYS "UPLOADING" BUT THE LETTERS NEVER COME UP.....
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This is my FIRST
2nd TIME AROUND TUESDAY with Diane of

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I am so excited about this one because I have a lot of 2nd timers around my cottage and ...
I love talking about them ! haha..
There's going to be lots more treasures to look at so be sure to stop by,
leave sweet words for Diane and take a look at all the others...
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When Mr. Sweet Nothings and I added on to our living room several years ago.....
I WANTED A WHOLE, ENTIRE WALL OF BOOKSHELVES..
We had a shorter wall that would be just PERFECT for those bookshelves...
SOOO, Mr. S.N. got out his trusty ruler, calculator and pencil and paper....and started figuring...
WHAAAT ?....$450.00 for MY WALL OF SHELVES !!?!!
Well....Social Security said, "NO WAY !"
bwaaaaaa
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OK, I will admit that I didn't have THIS many books but if I had a
WHOLE WALL OF SHELVES,
someday, I COULD have NEARLY this many ........
good thinking, don't ya think ?
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BOOKS WERE ON MY MIND...
WELL.............
Book SHELVES !!
*SISTER FRIENDS, a trip to one of the local THRIFT SHOPS
came up with the most
MAGNIFICENT BOOK SHELVES, EVER ! well, for ME, anyway...
Here these beauties were....just taken out of a remodeled house,
just leaning up against the wall.
JUST WAITING FOR ME !!
AND....
just $85.00 for the whole, entire, luscious shelves...
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i am p'ing all over myself by this time and pretty sure, passing gas...
I had the fella measure the shelves,
I called Mr. Sweet Nothings,
He said, PERFECT SIZE.
I said, Can you come instantly with your big ole sweet pickup truck...
He said, I'm on my way...
I said Hurry....
He didn't answer...he was already out the door..
I LOVE THAT MAN !
*I now have spots for cuteness...
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OH, YEAH....and room for lots of BOOKS, too !! :O)
I have room for LOTS more books now !
*P.S.
how do you think my collection of vintage blue and white windmill canister sets
would look on the TOP shelf, all the way across ?
Too much ?
Do they even USE shelves in the living room for this type thing ?
The more I ponder it, the more I am inclined to try it...it wouldn't
be set in concrete..I could move them..
Ya'll are out in the world much more than I am, so....
tell me true !!
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XO bj

50 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

BJ,
You truly seem to have the gift for coming upon the things you want for great bargains! Can I tag along sometime?? lol!!

I think the shelves are wonderful and I love how you have arranged everything on them. Don't collect too many books, you have to save room for all those treasures you have!!

Put canisters on those living room shelves? Absolutely!! It would surely be a boring world if we didn't break a few rules!!

Have a great week you funny and marvelous lady! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Chris said...

I would treasure those shelves. And even more if I could get a bargin like you did. You are the queen of scoring with beautiful bargins. Also, you have them looking perfect with decorations too. And I say if you want canisters on the top of your selves, put them there,if you don't like that , move them.LOL I love your cottage.

Love Ya,
Chris

Smilingsal said...

I love those shelves! You have that nice touch of putting this here and that over there... turn it, and BAM! a gorgeous display! Try those canisters; I'll bet they'd look great.

Southern Lady said...

Oh, BJ ...

I love your book shelves ... and what a bargain! They are just beautiful and you have inspired me to try to find some like them.

I think your windmill canister collection would be the icing on the cake ... it's a shame not to have them out where you can enjoy them.

They would make a perfect post for this coming "Blue Monday," too ... Go for it!

Sincerely,

Janie

Denise said...

Your shelves are the perfect addition. I say go for it with the canisters. And be sure to show us a pic!!

Have a great day, Denise

Beverly said...

BJ, you are amazing. What a fantastic outcome to your desire for shelves.

Try the canisters. If you don't like it, you can always change.

jeanne said...

Good morning BJ, I love, love, love, your bookshelves. What a wonderful find. AND, it looks gorgeous. I am in such need of bookshelves.
when we get our BIG TV I want a cabinet with bookshelves on the side. I will then be ready to give up my cabinet that I have and love.

I didn't get to your post yesterday. Why, what else, company again. My cousin Chris and her dh from way up in Northern MI are here for a couple of days. I adore them and we had a big family gathering for the occasion. All of my sisters cooked but we had it here in my house. I have the most room for a crowd. My leg held up and today I am still alive!!!

I love your flow blue pieces. they are so beautiful. You are so lucky to find them like you did. I adore thrift shopping.

I loved your comment on my Sunday post. The women in our lives are so important to our happiness. Men would never get it. I can tell you through blogging, I have the dearest friends that I admire and love. You are definitely one of them BJ. You are my sister friend and it would be wonderful if we could meet some day. The cabin is waiting for you. Big smile.

Hugs and love...Jeanne

Bo said...

Hi BJ...you did find a BARGAIN! and Mr. SN made it look so custom by adding the trim molding at the top...great job! I love the way you have used books & beauties to decorate the shelves...and I think your windmill collection needs to be seen on the top shelves...so let's see it! LOL ;-) Bo

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Bj,
I like everything you do in your home! You have the best photos and you know how to work it! I've missed seeing you....stop by sometime!

Lisa ;)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's wonderful BJ.
I'd love to have a wall of shelves somewhere here at the condo. We have lots and lots of books and I believe, right here, is where the shelves need to be.

Sherri S said...

Oh my! CUTE story and a WONDERFUL find. I love your bookshelves and all the cuteness on them. I have no room for them but have always loved seeing them in others homes! Can't wait to see more of your treasures!

squawmama said...

Good Morning BJ... Great find and wow what beautiful bookcases... I love shelves and bookcases... To me it makes the home complete. Now as for the canisters... Are they full of canister contents??? If not I say put them around on the bookcase... Leave the lid off tilted on the side next to it on a few... Put them on books or flowers in one... scatter them around on the bookcase... I think it would look awesome... Try it... if you do not like it take them off... They are beautiful and should be displayed in a place of honor... Love Ya

HUGS,
Donna

Terri and Bob said...

You lucky duck! Those look like they have always been there! The arrangements are fabulous, too.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Morning BJ!
I am loving those bookshelves! What a wonderful bargain. I love the way they look built in too!! GREAT JOB!!!!

Yes! Put those canisters across the top. They will look lovely there.

And where in the world did you get that great black and white checked table?
Hugs,
Penny

Knitty said...

What a great deal! And what a good hubby, too.

ann said...

About your canisters,I would darn sure try it and see.
You got one heck of a deal here.Again,here in the Dallas area,the thrift stores are GREAT for "stuff'.But furniture?Another story.There's pure junk for the price of new.Garage sales are the place for something like you got.
but these are aweosme.Awesome...ann

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

BJ my dear...Get out of here,you treasure hunter you! Love the shelves and what you have done with them! You have created with your bargain a place for an everchanging visual delight! Yep girl, you put those canisters up there...soften them with a bit of foliage, drap it in front of the canisters and draping down the shelf a bit! It will be marvelous just like you and your find!

Becky said...

Now that's a deal Lucille! Only $85.00! WOW!!! And they look like they were built with the house. I love have you have all your cuteness displayed and I think the canisters would look fabulous!

Have yourself a wonderful day BJ!

ellen b said...

The verification box is killing me! I'm glad it's not just me. Now on to bigger and better things...your bookshelves are fabulous. How wonderful to have a whole wall of them. I like how you added your goodies to the books too. Enjoy tweaking!

Darlene said...

WOW those are some fabulous shelves and for that price!?!!! What a wonderful find! Love them!♥

Stacey said...

BJ, that's a great idea and it looks like they were built in. My Dad did the same thing in the last house he refurbished. Put molding around them and they were permanent! I truly think that being resourceful is a great thing!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

What a MAN.... " he was already out the door"..... I love that..... They do look magnificent....
By the way I was having the same problem and I clicked preview and then the word came up...
HUgs
Linda

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, Miss Jean, and your bookshelves look just as pretty as all the rest of your cottage. I just don't know how you do it! You go ahead and put those canisters on top of the shelves. I'll bet they'll look pretty on YOUR shelves whether anybody else has ever done it or not. You just have a way of making anything pretty. I'm still envious of those shelves, but I do love my wall entertainment center as a substitute. You know ALL husbands are not as "handy" as Mr. Sweet Nothings. They do have other good qualities though. You could keep us entertained for a long time with your thrift store finds and all the precious "stuff" you have in your little cottage. I do love to come to your home because it feels so very warm and cozy.
Love you!
Martha

tardevil said...

What a bargain, and they look great. You crack me up, btw. I'd try the blue/white cannisters there. What do you have to lose? You can always remove them!

Raggedy Girl said...

They are so neat and they look so good and it makes me want to run out and paint my shelves white so they can look that good too.

Have a Terrific Tuesday
from Roberta Anne

xinex said...

Oh how beautiful and so perfect for the wall. Thanks for sharing...Christine

Karen said...

How fortunate for you that you were able to find them at the thrift store. You did a great job filling them. That is always a challenge so they don't look cluttered or junky.

Happy To Be said...

GM Bj, WAY to go girl..I just love these and you can do so many things with them..Oh I am doing my happy dance for you $85.00 WOW!! I being on SS know what you mean about finding a bargain...now I think the Blue canisters would look just wonderful up there..and Girl I have not been able to leave one comment in 2 days now with this thing...it says its loading and I wait and wait and nothing!!
Loved your post today...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

tardevil said...

I just did a post witchin about that word verification thing! :O) I came over to say...don't you know, we just don't do housework anymore, we just read blogs! But, we still eat! That's why I (at least) have Blogger Butt and Facebook Fanny! LOL!

~♥~ Monica S said...

What a bargain.. and so lucky!! It looks great too!

Monica

nikkicrumpet said...

OH SURE...rub it in!! you know how I've been lusting after your bookshelves from the first day I laid eyes on them at RMS. I'd eat 3 live zebras to have those shelves!!! Thanks for pouring salt in a wound that I thought had healed lol. Not only are they gorgeous...but dang you sure know how to decorate them to make them even more perfect!

Sweetie said...

Wow BJ - What a wonderful bargain. I love the way your treasures are arranged on the shelves. You can put anything that you like on the shelves. That word verification thing really got to me yesterday!
Hugs,
Sweetie

Flowersnfelines said...

Go for it, BJ. It couldn't look much different than a big old entertainment center that people have in their frontrooms. If it looks good, you could paint it to go with your frontroom decor, or maybe even put molding across the top. The possibilities are endless. By the way, great find.

Betty said...

I say try that canisters, I think they will look great.

Happy Day to you BJ!

Betty

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Wow! BJ you really scored big on those book shelves! I can imagine how much it would cost to custom build those!

Love the way you have the accessorized too!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Shelia said...

BJness! Wow! These book shelves are marvelous and what a steal you got! I'm so glad you have a handy dandy Mr. Sweet Nothings! I like how you've dressed up your shelves too! Go to town, Dear One, with those canisters!
Now I will enter your precious name in my giveaway and I wish you lots of luck!! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chandy said...

Hi! I couldn't comment on here either this morning! I hope to be able to now!

I love secondhand beauties, especially those that you can't tell they are hand me downs!

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes
http://whatnowtablescapes.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

BJ I loved these bookcases the first time I saw them and I love them still. They were the inspiration for my wall of bookcases in my basement library.

God bless.

Chrissy said...

OH my goodness.... I LOVE YOUR HEADER!!! BJ that is sooooo pretty!! BTW I had the same problem today trying to leave notes, I thought it was our computer, glad to know its not! Hope you are well my friend! x0x0x0x0

Jen r. said...

Love those Nest letters and all of those books. It loks so put together!

Meggie said...

Hey BJ! I say try the canisters and see how they look. If you like the look, keep it. If not, take them down...simple as that! I don't usually care too much about what's in style but rather do I like how it looks. Good luck!

Susie Mitchell said...

BJ...what a wonderful find! I love your shelves. I'll tell you...I am not out in the world a lot...but, for my taste..those shelves are begging to have the blue and white canisters put across the top. Can't wait to see them! You and Mr. Sweet Nothings have a great Wednesday!
Blessings, Susie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

They look fabulous! And yes, I would definitely try the blue canisters. You lucky lady! laurie

Ginger said...

Hi BJ
I'm glad it's not just me having trouble leaving comments. I was emailing friends that their blog wasn't working cause the letter verification wasn't loading.
I love your shelves and the price was fantastic.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What luck! No doubt they were meant to come to you! They really are lovely and all of your things look great on them!

Kady

Kathleen Grace said...

I never knew you got such a great deal on your shelves! Wow! I say put whatever you love on your shelves, you never know how it will look until you try:>) Hugs

Gretchen said...

What a terrific bargain on your shelves and I think your windmill canisters would look great on top.

Gretchen
birdnestcottage.typepad.com

Brenda said...

BJ, I pray things will go well. You will be on mind.

PEA said...

Omigosh, those shelves are just gorgeous and I love the idea of a whole wall with shelves like that! You certainly were VERY lucky to have found those shelves for that price at the thrift shop...it's not something you usually see at thrift shops in the first place. WOW! They surely were meant for you to have them:-) I say go for it, put up your canisters on that top shelf!!! I have vintage dishes in my barrister book case in my living room:-) xoxo

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