Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Inspiring book

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Although early August is usually the slowest time of year for me, this year is an exception…things are extremely busy with both my current house and my new house.

The new house is starting to take its final form, and it is now apparent that I have over ten built-in book shelves to fill.  Some I will fill with a mix of small pieces of art, interesting objects, as well as books…but there are also a few shelves that will be filled exclusively with books. 

Royal Jewels: From Charlemagne to the Romanovs arrived from Amazon this week, and is is literally (and figuratively) a jewel…the topic is over 800 years of history of European royal jewels, and the book carefully documents the history of royal jewels through the ages, with stories and images of the royal jewel owners woven throughout.  The book contains many beautiful images of the jewels themselves (over 300 pictures) and paintings that depict the royal jewels (with the accompanying history of the jewels) adorned by their owners.  The book is a unique addition to any book collection, and is both engaging and easy to flip through.


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  1. I think this 10 bookshelf thing calls for a design contest. When "our" Gordon gets a chance to do a bookshelf, the process is a glory to behold.

  2. sounds like a great book-thanks for the intro.

  3. Holly,

    All that I've been reading lately has to do with pregnancy or babies! I need something different! This book sounds really interesting. Thank you for sharing!

    Have a great day, sweetie.


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  4. That books looks fabulous! I love collecting books on unique topics as well.

  5. How pretty...looks like a great one to add to my ever growing collection!!

  6. If you enjoyed the royal jewels book you will probably enjoy Madeline Albrights book on all of her famous lapel pins. I cannot remember the name of it so just google it under her name. It has lovely photos and anecdotes about the pins she wore, why she chose to wear them etc. A great little book to add to your collection.

  7. Oh gosh would love to have that book for certain. I'll list on my holiday wish list this season.


  8. So jealous. I need to have ten built in book shelves to fill... it is my dream to have my own library.

    Thank you for the book inspiration. I added it to the wishlist.

  9. Holly this book sounds so interesting. I could fill ten bookshelves!!


    Art by Karena


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