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A good example of old and new are these horse heads that I found at my favorite thrift store and my spiky wall sculptures which never made it on to our walls because I just love the way they look placed in these little vignettes.
I think that 80% of the things in this bookcase are from the thrift store (even some of our books). This glass boot I found on one of my many trips. I later found out that its a 2L German beer boot (thanks Mary Gomez for enlightening me). I'll probably never use it for beer, but I like to know that the option is always there....
I liked the shiny glass so much that I decided to repeat it on one of the other shelves by using some Christmas decorations that I got on clearance at Target. They are actually candle holders that I'm too afraid to store in a box. I think they are safer propped on this thrifted tray. In the back is an antique painting of Brugge (our favorite city in Belgium). Marc purchased it from a flea market on his last trip to Belgium earlier this year.
Another of my favorite finds were these very heavy brass bookends. They put other bookends to shame and keep our books nice and cozy, probably making babies while we are not watching. Which is why I left some space on each side for books that might be on their way.
My prettier books and my favorite books are highlighted with small cutesy accessories. I've been doing a lot more reading lately and although I check out many books from our local library I do find myself purchasing books I really like. On a side note, have any of you heard of Junot Diaz? Go! Run to your local library and check out some of his books.... I recommend Drown, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This Is How You Lose Her
I also have to mention my round sculptures. They are actually vases/planters. I found the smaller of the two months before I found the second... I know all you thrifters out there know what I mean when I say I heard angles sing when I found this! I knew in my heart that they were meant to be reunited.
In the bottom shelf I have all of our magazines stored in these awesome wire magazine holders that I also found at Target. They help me keep the amount of magazines that we have gathered throughout the years organized and looking oh so chic! Who knew!
Other than the printer on the bottom right, I'm pretty happy with how things are looking on this side of the room. I'm thinking I should probably find another place for the printer and finish off that shelf with more of the wire magazine holders. What do you think? More hoarding??? Ok!