Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I'm So Excited


Here are the bookshelves that my wonderful husband built for me. I think he was sick and tired of tripping over the books laying all over the house, especially in our bedroom -- on the floor, on the table, on the dresser and anywhere else I could find to put them. This is something I've wanted for a very long time. I didn't put any books at all on the very top shelf -- for now. So, I do have some room for adding more books. Lest you think those are all the books I have, there is a large free-standing bookcase in my living room and a couple small ones in the other bedrooms. But, I left those books where they were. Thanks, Monty!!

22 comments:

Dorothy W. said...

Oooh, pretty!

Jill said...

These are beautiful! Congratulations! =)

Ironically (or coincidentally), I blogged on Sunday about needing new bookshelves. Actually, it was a note to hubby. Come check it out: http://mrstreme.livejournal.com/40544.html

Take care!
Jill

Lisa said...

Thanks, Dorothy.

Jill, just one more coincidence between us. It's kind of scary, isn't it?

stefanie said...

Oh my goodness! They are gorgeous! What a very nice husband you have!

Maggie said...

Lovely! Sam Houston has a picture of his bookcase on his blog, too. :)

Lisa said...

stefanie, I know -- he's a keeper for sure!

maggie, thanks, I'll go have a look.

Andi said...

Those shelves are GORGEOUS. Really really love them. The white is striking against the blue wall (which I love, by the way).

Nymeth said...

They look great!

Danielle said...

Those are great! I'd love to have something like that!!

Lisa said...

andi, thanks. I was worried the blue might be too dark, but it turned out great.
nymeth, thanks, I do love them.
danielle, thanks, I have wanted something like that for as long as I can remember. The scary part is that they're about three-quarters full already. :)

Lezlie said...

Very nice! I agree about him being a keeper! :-)

Lezlie

Lisa said...

lezlie, thanks, he is a great guy, and I know I'm very lucky.

SFP said...

Those are gorgeous, Lisa. I keep trying to convince my husband that he ought to build shelves for our bedroom. I'll be showing him yours most definitely. :)

Lisa said...

sfp, thanks, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!!

Iliana said...

Hey Lisa - So good to see you in your new place in blogland :)
I love your bookshelves. Your husband did a wonderful job. I'm going to have to show this pic to my husband!

Lisa said...

iliana, thanks for visiting my new home. The move wasn't as scary as I thought it may be. Hope the persuasion works and you get some new bookshelves, too. Every true book lover deserves something like this. :)

Tara said...

Nice! I just wish I could read the titles though....it's a bit sad that I recognize some of them just by the color of the spine...

Lisa said...

Tara, that's so funny. I probably could do the same thing with someone else's bookshelves, as well. I hadn't thought of that, but maybe I will post some pictures of the individual shelves so you can read the titles. :)

Karen said...

Could your husband come over to Scotland and build some for us? They are great!

Lisa said...

karen, there's an idea -- a whole new line of work for him. :)

Becca said...

Absolutely grand and gorgeous! A gift that will last a lifetime, too.

Lisa said...

becca, thanks. I agree that it's probably the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me.