Christmas in July 2018 - Day Five

Discussion in 'Christmas in July' started by PamelaG, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Bookcases. That's an interesting area to decorate.
  2. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    My bookcases are now in Dh room so I do not decorate them. Most of our books are at the library now. They keep them dusted and keep track of who has borrowed them for me.

    The bookcases use to hold all my collection of barns and barn birdhouse before we moved here. They stayed up all year long so it always looked like Christmas. Think of the Dept 56 villages which most of my barns were from so they looked Christmasy.

    I love when people do decorate their bookcases with little vignettes of Christmas decorations. Little peaks of Christmas in unexpected places.
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  3. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    I don't have a bookcase but I have a small corner armoire where I put my santa collection. The trees on top are lighted too.

    This is an old picture... the walls are green now.

    Déco Noël 11.jpg
  4. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    Very nice Lucie. I love how you displayed them.
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  5. piratemamaof3boys

    piratemamaof3boys Well-Known Member

    My book cases are built in on either side of the French door. The shelf across the top houses the village year round (lights off off season) there are a few jars I put ornaments in but past that I just sit my snowmen in the front of what is there.
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  6. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    This is interesting if you have the time.[​IMG]
  7. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Wow, Miss JoDee, that would be quite a project but I guess if you made the book covers so you could slip them on and off, you could just rearrange the layout from year to year. As much as I want a single story house, if I had a staircase, I would want a shelving space just like this.
  8. Fuchsia

    Fuchsia New Member

    Hmm, I'm getting inspired by this! Maybe if I start now I'd have covers for all the books by December. :D

    We have 2 bookcases in our living room. I always drape faux greenery around them, which is what the Christmas cards are tied onto. I swap out some of the decorative items for Christmassy things.
  9. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    That is really nice MissJodee but quite a project!
  10. Cathymac2

    Cathymac2 Active Member

    I love this picture!
    I only have three shelves in the corner of the living room. The Hubs built them for my village. I havdn’t put my village out in years but this may be the year! Right now they house my collection of white pitchers and dried hydrangeas.
  11. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    That is very pretty---but a job!
  12. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    I wonder what's in the green tackle box?! Advent goodies??
  13. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Tackle box hides cocktails. lol
  14. Rose94

    Rose94 Active Member

    Nice bookcase. Do not decorate mine.
  15. Andthenjust

    Andthenjust Member

    Never thought about decorating a bookcase-what a good idea.
  16. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    Dang that's a lot of work covering those books. Makes me laugh because I'm literally listening to a Christmas themed murder mystery that takes place in a designer show house. They literally talk about the disgrace of a designer taking off all the book jackets and replacing them with "princess" colors basically to go with the room. All just for display...Same kinda concept here.

    Now I've already said what I do with my bookcases upstairs, downstairs is my disney christmas area. So I have different sets of mickey and minnie beanies that I pair up on my bookcase. Each shelf gets a set...and then I spread them around on my dvd shelfing unit and such. Some of my big stuffed Mickeys and Minnies are set up on top of the bookcase and then on top of my Crafting Cube Shelf thing. Needless to say..They are everywhere, INCLUDING the bookshelf.
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  17. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Bookshelf in our main hallway has been a challenge for me – have never been quite happy with how it looks.

    I made a felt runner for it and I love that – black felt applique of holly leaves and berries in felt as well.

    I’ve tried several different battery operated light options and haven’t been happy with any of them. This year I am just going to run an extension cord and hide it/disguise it the best I can and use real lights to illuminate a greenery arrangement that I will put out to frame whatever “centerpiece” item I decide on.

    Here are some pics from previous years:
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2018

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