Friday, February 22, 2008

Favorites...

I think I will be starting a new series around here - Favorites Friday. Fridays are always hard days to blog for me. So hopefully this will help.

For the first installment, I wanted to show off my magazine rack. It is solid wood and weighs a ton, which is good because my kid likes to crawl up the shelves. It came from a library in Minneapolis. I purchased this second hand at least 6 years ago for $20. For the first 3 years I owned it I had it in storage, but I knew it was something special. And now, it has found a perfect home in our family room, right between 2 windows. Last Fall I decided to "feature" some season or holiday themed books here for Sydney. Here is the rack with all of our favorite Christmas/Winter books. A lot of these were gifts, some thrifted. Our two favorite additions this year were The Big Snow and White Snow, Bright Snow. Both oldies but goodies!!


I recently switched over to Spring books. We don't have many of those, so these are mostly library books.
Here are a few we are really looking forward to reading!
(I barely got this shot in before it got snatched away!! Look close though, the illustrations are all cut paper!)
I got a lot of grief when I bought this piece, and even more grief while it hogged all the storage space in our basement, but now I am so happy that we have it and I think my husband finally realizes the vision I had for it all along. (It takes him a while to come around, but he usually does!!) So there it is - Favorites Friday! I would love for you to join in, show us your favorite book, recipe, thrifted find, fabric, etc.! Be sure to leave a link in the comments if you decide to play along!

8 comments:

becki said...

That's such a clever thing!! I love it! I see you like BluePrint too...I have a subscription and found out that it has been discontinued :( What a bummer, but now they are setting me MS Living, so that's good. Hope you have a great weekend!!

amandajean said...

I was wondering if your dad built it when I first saw the photo. it. is. gorgeous. I say you got a STEAL! for $20??? wow!

I find it hard to blog on Thursdays (because I read to Zach's class usually) and Fridays too. I'll try to join in next week with a friday favorite. what a great idea!

I AM VERY MARY said...

OOOH! The envy is oozing from my frozen wintry pores! I love love love that shelf. What an amazing find! I'd love to do favorites Friday, but I'm in the throes of freebie Friday. How about this, I'll come over and peek at your favorites if you come over and sign up for my freebies;)

Katherine said...

Favourite Fridays? You literally read my mind! That's exactly what I've been envisioning as a great way to tie up a week in blogland.

Jada2929 said...

I just saw a shelf like that in a decorating book-- I am SO jealous! It's classic and beautiful!

Marcia said...

What a great find. And, what a great idea for "favorite Friday"

Em said...

So cool! I'm going to have to look for one of those now! Em

Amy Jo said...

Love the book shelf! I think it's a fantastic idea! And Favorite Friday - count me in!!!