Musing Mondays

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about tidy bookshelves.

Are your bookshelves strictly books only? Or have knick-knacks invaded? Do your shelves also shelve DVDs? Photos? Why not snap a photo – I’m sure we all like to spy on other’s shelves!

Most of my bookshelves are strictly limited to books only, however there is one bookshelf which I share with my husband and besides my books that occupies a shelf, the rest are filled with miscellaneous stuff like files, three Barbie dolls (two of them belong to my eldest daughter, and I bought one of Barbie being the Santa's assistant). Other stuff also include a few photo albums, dictionaries etc, and the bottom drawer of the shelf is where we keep all our stationery. Unfortunately, I am not able to provide a photo as I am currently in the office but I could share with you two of the older pictures which I had posted on my blog some time ago.

This is the shelf where I mentioned about my books and other misc. stuff.

This is the other bookshelf where I keep some of my TBR pile with more photo albums (the drawers on the right).

Today, most of my TBR pile are stored in our storeroom because they are just too many! What about you? Do you keep other things besides books in your bookshelves?

20 Responses
  1. Mae Says:

    Oh, I love your bookcase. I like the glass doors!

  2. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    My shelves are a damn mess. The problem is that part of the shelves are hogged by a bunch of old textbooks of mine and my husbands'. This is high on my to do list, to make room for all the books now sitting on the floor!

  3. Nise' Says:

    I wonder if doors on my bookshelves would cut down on the clutter that finds it way on them. Great shelves.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Oh my! Your shelves are bowing like mine! hehehehe :-) The glass doors are very pretty.

  5. Eva Says:

    What fun! Thanks for sharing these pictures. :)

  6. Darlene Says:

    I used to have some knick knacks with my books but no longer. There isn't any room for anything other than books. lol.

  7. Ladytink_534 Says:

    I like those bookcases! Looks like you're running out of room though!

    Here's new pictures of my bookcase:

  8. Melody Says:

    Mae - Thanks! :)

    Sandy - We used to have old textbooks taking up those bookshelves, but we threw some of them away or packed them into boxes. Now my issue is to make more room for upcoming piles in our storeroom!

    Nise' - It's good to have doors on those shelves, one reason to prevent the books from falling out. ;P

    Jennifer, Gautami - Thanks! :)

    Koolaidmom - Yeah, those books are sure heavy, LOL.

    Eva - I enjoyed looking at everyone's bookshelves! It gives me ideas what bookshelves to get in future (provided if I could find some space, haha.)

    Dar - I'm with you on that, Dar!

    Jen - Indeed! I've to worry about space besides those piles!

  9. Alice Says:

    I think our bookshelves look quite similar! LOL!

  10. Jules Says:

    You have a lot of books, and is it just me? Or is one of your shelves actually sagging under the weight? Great collection either way.

    Here's mine

  11. Melody Says:

    Alice - Yes indeed! LOL.

    Jules - Yeah, it's sagging all right, hehe.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    I love seeing pictures of other people's shelves! Thanks so much for sharing.

  13. Julia Says:

    Love the old bookshelves you have, Melody. I sure wish to see your current shelves though ;) And I hope those Barbies find it way in your booksshelves teehehee

    I need to buy more bookshelves! HELP ;)

  14. Melody Says:

    Stacy - I love seeing pics of other people's shelves too!

    Julia - They're the same shelves, Julia, just that the books are re-arranged, hehe. Yes, the dolls you sent are placed on one of those shelves which isn't shown on these pics. :D

  15. Ana S. Says:

    One of those days I want one of those shelves with glass doors...then I won't have to dust :P

  16. Iliana Says:

    I love looking at others' bookshelves. I think that's also the first thing I do when I go to someone's home. Look for the bookshelves and see if we share some books :)

    Thank you for letting us have a peek. They look wonderful.

  17. Melody Says:

    Nymeth - That's one reason why I'm having glass doors for the shelves, hehe.

    Iliana - I love looking at other people's bookshelves too. You can tell what type of reader they are just by looking at the books they read. :P

  18. Violet Says:

    wow, your shelves are so beautiful and organized :)

    I don't keep anything in my bookshelves (mostly) but it's not that I mind. I just don't have large enough bookshelves to accommodate anything other than books.

  19. The Bookworm Says:

    Great bookshelves Melody!
    I always enjoy seeing others bookshelves.

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